Located 150 miles east of Darwin in Australia’s tropical north, Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest terrestrial national park and the world’s second largest national park. Kakadu covers almost 7,600 square miles and is a place of enormous ecological and biological diversity. It extends from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south. These landscapes are home to a range of rare and endemic plants and animals, including more than one-third of Australia’s bird species and one-quarter of its freshwater and estuarine fish species.

Apart from being a biodiverse region it is also famous for the richness of its Aboriginal cultural sites scattered throughout the park. There are signs that the aboriginal people have been inhabiting these lands for at least 20,000 and possibly up to 40,000 years!

There are many different aspects of visiting Kakadu can include, but the most important thing is an authentic experience seeing some of these cultural sites. In particular, having access to places within the part are only available to a very select few operators who have a working relationship with aboriginal people.

Other activities in the area can include a Yellow Water cruise and is also a ‘must do’ experience when visiting Kakadu. This beautiful billabong is home to remarkable scenery and wildlife. Enjoy an intimate adventure tour that you will never forget. Your experienced guides provide fascinating insights into how the Bininj people use the flora and fauna to support their way of life and the remarkable life cycle of the region’s most famous wildlife, such as the crocodiles and eagles.

About one third of Australia’s bird species are represented in Kakadu National Park, with at least 60 species found in the wetlands. Whistling Ducks and Magpie Geese are the most abundant. Eagles can be seen hovering searching for prey, and at times you will see distinctive Jabirus and may even get to see Brolgas dancing There are plenty of crocodiles in their natural habitat, and buffalo on the floodplains.

So what are you waiting for?

The best months to visit are during the Dry Season: June-October.

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Heron Island: Everyman’s Barrier Reef Island

by iflores on March 28, 2019

Heron Island is a natural coral cay located 72km off the coast of Queensland – 2 hour by boat or 30 minutes by seaplane or helicopter from Gladstone. Situated in the midst of the famous Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island is a snorkeling and diving paradise with abundant and colorful marine life, just steps off the beach. Heron Island is a unique ecotourism destination for travelers of all ages and abilities.

As a National Marine Park situated in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Protected Area, Heron Island is an important habitat for many species. A variety of wildlife visits the island at different times of the year depending on breeding, foraging and migratory movements. Heron Island is a protected sea turtle nesting ground and one of the few places where the eco traveler can watch sea turtles nesting and hatching. It’s also a breeding and nesting sanctuary for a huge variety of birds and, during some months, thousands of migratory birds call Heron Island home. The resort’s Naturalist Guides encourage guests to learn about the flora and fauna of the island and witness activities such as nesting and hatching during guided tours.

Heron Island offers a variety of accommodation from Turtle Rooms, set amongst the Pisonia Forest which comes alive with birds during nesting season, to the secluded Point Suites – an ideal place to watch the sun set. Taking top place are the Beach House and Superior Point Suite which boast plenty of space and privacy to get away from it all or entertain family and friends. All guest rooms and cottages feature outdoor balconies and terraces to allow guests to take in nature at their own pace.

Come and spend your time exploring one of the best reef ecosystems in the world with us!

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Tasmania’s Wild Coast & Bruny Island

February 28, 2019

Bruny Island sits off the Southeast coast of Tasmania. Located 30 minute drive south of Hobart, following the D’Entrecasteaux channel to Kettering, the Bruny Island Ferry departs on a 15 minute crossing to access the Island. The coastlines are dominated by towering dolerite sea cliffs, crumbling sandstone and mud stone pillars, seabirds, penguin colonies, seals, […]

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Hanmer Springs’ Hot Pools

January 28, 2019

Best known for its natural hot pools and stunning landscapes, Hanmer Springs is a picturesque alpine village located 90 minutes’ drive from Christchurch in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island. For more than a century, visitors have sought the rejuvenating tonic of this beautiful village with its fresh mountain air and therapeutic hot […]

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The Glowworms of Waitomo

December 25, 2018

New Zealand’s fourth largest city, Hamilton is situated on the banks of theWaikato River. The city is easy to explore – visitors can take a strollthrough the award-winning Hamilton Gardens, discover the animals atHamilton Zoo or relax with a picnic at Hamilton Lake. Waitomo is a city located on the North Island and close to […]

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Aoraki – also known as Mt. Cook

December 6, 2018

Mt Cook – named Aoraki by the local Maori – is the highest peak in New Zealand and stands amongst several other major peaks in the Southern Alps. The area has been designated a National Park and borders the Westland National Park. Mt. Cook Village is located in the Tasman Valley below the Tasman Glacier […]

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