HALF THE SIZE of Switzerland, just a short drive from Darwin, Kakadu National Park has been home to Aboriginal people for 65,000 years. The oldest remaining rock painting is 20,000 years old.
10,000 crocodiles inhabit the waterways. One-third of Australia’s bird species can be found here.
2,000 different types of plants, from mangroves, to monsoon rainforest, waterlily-covered billabongs, 3 metre tall speargrass, and open woodland, nourished by 1.5 metres of annual rainfall, which floods half the park.
Despite all this, only around 200,000 people visit each year. Be one of them. Swim, walk, twitch, boat or fish. Better yet, just sit and look.