Kakadu National Park Travel Guide
Aboriginal Rock Art
Aboriginal Rock Art
Warnings and Dangers
Warnings and Dangers
Old Goodparla Homestead
Window to culture and nature
need for a lot of time to see it all
In a nutshell
Don't believe all you hear, see for yourself.
Unexpected Gravesite on Gerowie Creek
It was about 17:30 on 27 Aug 2010 when Zig (1+1) and I made it back to the Kakadu Highway from the Old Goodparla Homestead. As part of his ranger job, he needed to check out the nearby Ostejic (or maybe Ostojic?) Road Camp area on Gerowie Creek before we went back. Public...
Footbridge at Bottom Moline Rockhole
There is a metal footbridge crossing three large boulders in the streambed near the base of the Bottom Moline Rockhole. Although the welds on the footbridge say "The Rock Hole I. Fisher 1960," the small plaque on it says: "This bridge was originally built by N. & I. Fisher...
Waterfall & Pool at Bottom Moline Rockhole
The first day of my visit to southern Kakadu, Zig (1+1) took me to a beautiful rockhole, which had a small waterfall and a natural pool area with crystal clear water. When I was there in August 2010, I did not realize that there are actually two Moline rockholes, Top and...
Trail to Bottom Moline Rockhole
The unmarked turn northwest to the Bottom Moline Rockhole access road is ~5.5 km northeast of the southern entrance to Kakadu National Park on Hwy-21. The access road runs ~1.0 km to a parking area next to a picnic table. It is an easy ~200 meter walk from the trailhead to...
Goymarr Interpretive Center
The Goymarr Interpretive Center (as it is called on the Kakadu Visitor Guide map) is part of the Goymarr Tourist Park (formerly the Mary River Roadhouse), which calls it the Visitor Information Center. It is located near the south entrance to Kakadu National Park on Hwy-21...
South Entrance to Kakadu National Park
The south entrance to Kakadu National Park is on the Kakadu Highway (Hwy-21) just north (~0.5 km) of the Goymarr Tourist Park, which is ~60 km northeast of the Stuart Highway . On 26 Aug 2010 it took Zig (1+1) and I ~35 minutes to get there from the Stuart Highway. Along the...
The Park Notes on the Geology of Kakadu tell us that an unconformity is where there has been a period of erosion between the formation of an older rock and the deposition of a younger rock. The Ikoymarrwa Lookout is located on the unconformity north of the Goymarr Tourist...
Joe Fisher Bridge crosses the Mary River ~250 meters north of the turn to the Goymarr Tourist Park. It is ~270 meters north to the Kakadu National Park boundary. There are warning signs about crocodiles by the bridge. Zig told me that just the year before they found a 4.5...
The turn to the 700 meter access road for the Bukbukluk Lookout is located off the Kakadu Highway (Hwy-21) about 13 km north of the Ikoymarrwa Lookout. There is a picnic table near the trailhead. It is a ~400 meter roundtrip to two lookout areas with views of the Old...
Old Goodparla Airstrip
There used to be an airstrip at the Old Goodparla Homestead. Believe it or not, it still has an airport code, YGPA. Clearly, no airplane has landed there in a long time, since there are fairly good-sized trees and plenty of tall grasses growing in the runway. From the...
Old Goodparla Homestead
The turn to the southeast off the Kakadu Highway to the Old Goodparla Homestead is ~1.1 km north of the turn to the original Goodparla Homestead site. The road heads southeast past an interesting rock formation for ~0.5 km before turning north. It is then ~0.9 km to the Old...
Old Goodparla Spring Area
About 100 meters east of the Old Goodparla house and shed is a flat area with springs or at least an area that collects considerable water from a large drainage. It now has a fairly large amount of green grass and rich looking soil, but it would have been a good place for a...
Alternate Road Back to Hwy from Old Goodparla
The regular road into the Old Goodparla Homestead is a 4WD road but there is an alternate road that is even less traveled. It is a high-clearance 4WD road. Although the road starts off relatively flat, only vehicles like Zig's Toyota Land Cruiser could negotiate it,...
2 Reviews and 95 Opinions It's hard to describe this place. It's a little bit of everything. Motel, Resturant, Campground,...
Kakadu Lodge Jabiru
2 Reviews and 70 Opinions This lodge is located on the edge of Jabiru township. There is all types of accommodation, including...
Jabiru Bakery: - a bit of a bun fight - LOL
I must fully admit that I am a real fan of bakeries and their wares – yum.The Jabiru Bakery has one of the best range of tasty tucker that I have ever encountered and does include freshly made sandwiches and filled bread rolls on order. They also have a menu of hot take-away...
Kakadu 1 day trip with AAT Kings
Unless your really pressed for time we cant recommend a 1 day Kakadu tour and in particular can't recommend doing it with AATKings. The problem with a Kakadu 1 day drip (typically costing around $AUD240 per person ) is that for the 13 hour trip you only get to see/do 3...
Darwin International Airport (DRW)
Kakadu National Park is located 1-2 hours southeast of Darwin proper. Darwin is the most logical place to fly into, unless you are doing a long trek from the South.Darwin International Airport (DRW) is probably the smallest of Australia's International Airports. It is...
Injalak Arts and Crafts Association: Wonderful Aboriginal Arts and Crafts
Located in Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) in Western Arnhem Land, this aboriginal arts and crafts association has a wonderful collection of works for sale, including a large range of weavings, didjiridus, artefacts and carvings, as well as screen printed products such as t-shirts and...
Lock your car
Although the sign above was photoed at Litchfield National Park, the warning is relevant for all other area of Northern Territory and Australia.It would be so easy for a thief to sit in his or her car pretending to be map reading, napping or whatever and is actually watching...
Kakadu Park Pass
I have included the Park Pass in the Warnings or Dangers section as not having a pass is an offence and you could be fined around $A200 plus the park fee if you have not purchased the pass.The pass can be purchased at the following locations:Tourism Top End Cnr Bennett and...
Mary River Cruise
Departing 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5.30pm on the Mary river on a cruise is a highlight I would highly recommend. Along which not only is some top end stunning river scenery, but also some amazing animal and birdlife viewing options. Croc catching barrumundi, NT's famous Jabiru,...
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