Created 12-Jun-12
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A UNESCO World heritage park it comprises almost 8,000 square miles of spectacular landforms ranging from the high stone plateau to forest woodland, monsoon rainforest to open savanna-like flood plains dotted with billabongs, mangrove-fringed estuaries to coastal beaches.Kakadu is a biological wonderland, teeming with mammal, reptile, bird and insect life. There are nearly 60 species of mammals found here, including kangaroos, dingos, possums, bats and dusky rats. The park is famous for the dangerous Australian Saltwater crocodile, found patrolling waterways throughout much of the park. Frill-necked lizards are also common, along with large monitor lizards.Kakadu is also home to water pythons, and highly venomous snakes. Because of the rugged and isolated nature of much of Kakadu, there may be many species that have yet to be described by modern science. It is the largest Aboriginal Homeland in Australia.
9 backpackers on a 3.5 day trip on a NO-TRAIL hikeAccess raods within KakaduGiant termite moundsClimbing high plateau ridges was a daily necessity to find water holes for cooling offThe Nourlangie rock art- circa 22000 years agoAn ocean of monsoonal rain forest from a ridgeThese are special forests that can survive in dry heat for 6 months"Kakadu Dundee"A fitting backpackThe Autralian Water Python

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