Brett is one of the Kakadu’s seasonal rangers – a passionate group who have spent the last five months giving free guided walks and talks across the park. As we near the end of this year’s seasonal ranger program on 7 October, Brett shares his top tips for exploring Kakadu.
Kakadu is a big place. Try not to rush your visit – remember the driving distances between activities and sites, walks, talks, tours and other places. Plan ahead and do a bit of research of where places are and plan your day accordingly.
When arriving in Kakadu visit the Bowali Visitor Centre near Jabiru. Our park staff can help plan your travels in Kakadu. There is also visitor information centre at Mary River Ranger Station and Goymarr Roadhouse in the south of the park.
Ubirr at sunset is an awesome experience. You can listen to a free ranger talk before rounding off your day looking out over country.
Sunsets at Nawurlandja (near Nourlangie) are also spectacular – the awesome views make this one of my favourite places for a sunset in Kakadu.
Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) is a great place to check out – there’s a waterfall with a main pool and plunge pools at the top and an awesome 1km walk through monsoon rainforest to get there. You can spot fish and wildlife along the creeks as you go. If you stop, listen and give yourself some time to get a feeling for the country around you, you will enjoy your stay even more.
Brett, Seasonal ranger, Kakadu National Park
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