Days 199- 202

Trip Start Jan 25, 2012
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Trip End Jan 25, 2013


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Friday, August 10, 2012

As we have done the fly over of Kakadu in the past this time we were able to explore at ground level.
We headed out to the East Alligator region: main attractions here are Ubirr, where the rock art depicts traditional foods and tells stories about law and creation particularly the rainbow serpent.  Also on the top of the lookout are views over the Nadab floodplains made famous by the scene in the Crocodile Dundee movie.
Cahills crossing is also along the East Alligator river, when the tide is low you see fish near the crossing and the crocodiles come for an easy feed.

The Nourlangie Region: main attractions are Nourlangie which takes you on a walk to the Gunwarddehwardde lookout over the Kakadu escarpment, aboriginal shelter and art sites.
Anbangbang Billabong and the Nawurlandja lookout with views of the escarpment over the Billabong and Nourlangie.

The Yellow Water Region: these are world famous wetlands and part of the South Alligator river floodplain.  Unfortunately the 2.6km walk around the floodplains was not accessible which was lucky as there had been recent crocodile sightings close to the track.

Kakadu is believed to have 6 seasons. Yegge: cool weather May-June, Banggerreng: harvest time April, Gudjewg: monsoon Dec-Mar, Wurrgeng: early dry season June-Aug, Gurrung: hot dry season Aug-Oct and Gunumeleng: pre-monsoon Oct-Dec.

Note: Entry to the park is now $25 per person valid for 14 days.
House and rental properties are not available in Jabiru unless you have work in town, then your rent is paid as part of your salary.  There is a lot of employment available in Jabiru but working contracts are available for no more than 5 years.

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margaret on

love the photographs......the bird life must be fantastic....nice to have you back on line....loveAunty Margaretxxxr

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