Saturday, March 5, 2011

Entering The Famous Kakadu Flood Plains

One of my favourite parts of the trip was entering the Kakadu Wetlands.

The reason Kakadu is named on the World Heritage List is for both its outstanding cultural and natural universal values. The flood plains of Kakadu illustrate the ecological effects of sea-level change in northern Australia. The park features great natural beauty and sweeping landscapes, as well as internationally important wetlands. The park is extremely important to Aboriginal people, and many communities still occupy the region. The Aboriginal art sites of Kakadu National Park are a unique artistic achievement that provides an outstanding record of human interaction with the environment over tens of thousands of years.

Kakadu is one beautiful national park.