Kakadu National Park: Australia’s largest national park

Kakadu NT 0822, Australia

Simona Bertolaso

Kakadu

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Giardini e Parchi
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Inglese
Facility
Food, Tickets, Equiphment

Description

Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest national park, covering a landmass that is about half the size of Switzerland. The park, which is co-managed by its native Aboriginal owners, protects ancient traditions and the harmony of the region’s natural life. Located within Australia’s aptly named Aligator Rivers region, it features a combination of coastal mangroves, lowland flood plains, sandstone hills and dense varied forests. A variety of animal life is present, including over 60 different mammals and over 120 reptile species. Kakadu National Park has been home to the Bininj/Mungguy people for countless generations and features key cultural sites related to their heritage. Over half of Kakadu National Park is Aboriginal land. The Aboriginal people have occupied the park for more than 50,000 years – theirs is thought to be oldest surviving culture on earth.
The park is home to 280 species of bird, 2,000 plant species, and 10,000 crocodiles.

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