Director of National Parks
Easter at Kakadu
4 April 2012
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It's all clear skies and lush new growth as Kakadu heads into the Easter long weekend. Why not
pop down to Kakadu with the family and spend a few days soaking up the sunshine?
Tracey Diddams, Kakadu's new Tourism and Visitor Services Manager, says it's a great time for
Territorians to explore Kakadu - the weather couldn't be better, most of the interstate visitors
haven't arrived yet and there's plenty to keep the kids happy.
"If you're heading down for a weekend on the water, why not bring the family along?" Tracey said.
"The kids will go nuts for some of the short bushwalks around Nourlangie Rock, or for the more
adventurous there's a 6 km return walk into Gubara pools - best to bring the 4WD for that one!
"With its amazing scenery and cool rockpools Gubara is a good alternative to Gunlom, which is
unfortunately inaccessible after the wet season. The Gunlom road is closed because of several
major washouts, and it's still too soft for the NT roads repair crews at the moment. As soon as we
can get in there we'll start our croc surveys, track repairs and clean-up work to get it open.
"For the kids there's the Warradjan Cultural Centre and the Bowali Visitor Centre...my two can
easily spend a few hours enthralled in all the interactive displays, while I enjoy a quiet cuppa in the
sun at the cafe!
"We're just heading into Banggerreng or 'knock em down storm' season and Kakadu couldn't be
more beautiful - you can smell the native flowers and the billabongs are humming with baby
dragonflies. Why not pop down and unwind for a few days, and show your kids some of the
beautiful spots right on their doorstep?"
Other great spots to explore this Easter include Nanguluwur rock art site which showcases some of
our first contact art and ancestral beings. Jump on a boat cruise on the flooded Magela Creek for
exclusive access to Ubirr or cruise Yellow Water. Mirrai and Bukbukluk lookouts offer great views
of the park's various habitats. And conditions are also great for scenic flights at the moment, to see
Kakadu's wetlands and waterways in their prime.
For more ideas on what to see at Kakadu this weekend, contact the Bowali Visitor Centre on 8938
1120 or visit environment.gov.au/parks/kakadu/explore/index.html
Don't forget, if you're out on the water this weekend, be croc safe. And if you're hitting the road
remember to check the road report before you leave at kakadu.com.au/access
Media contact : Margot Marshall 0418 624 847