Natural environment


Kakadu National Park is a timeless place – a land of extraordinary ecological and biological diversity. Mangrove fringed coastal areas blend into expansive flood plains, lowland hills flanked to the east by sandstone escarpments, all interwoven between various open woodland and forest habitats. The land takes on different forms and different colours with the passing of each season. This diversity also supports an astonishing array of plants and animals endemic to Kakadu. There are more than 2000 plants species recorded – many have been used by local Aboriginal people for generations as bush foods, medicines and weaving materials.

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