Must-see attractions in Kakadu National Park

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    It takes a lot more than the busloads of visitors to disturb Ubirr's inherent majesty and grace. Layers of rock-art paintings, in various styles and from…

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    Cahill's Crossing

    It may be small, but there can be few more dramatic frontiers in Australia. This shallow causeway, which is impassable when the tide's in, crosses the…

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    Though it's unlikely you'll have dreamy Maguk to yourself, you might time it right to have the glorious natural pool and falls between just a few of you…

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    Gunlom is a superb escarpment waterfall 40-odd kilometres south of Maguk and 37km along an unsealed, though well-graded, gravel road. The reward is a…

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    Nardab Lookout

    The magnificent Nardab Lookout is a 250m scramble from the main Ubirr rock-art gallery. Surveying the billiard-table-green floodplain and watching the sun…

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    Nourlangie Area

    The sight of this looming outlier of the Arnhem Land escarpment makes it easy to understand its ancient importance to Aboriginal people. Its long, red…

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    Jim Jim Falls

    A sheer 215m drop, Jim Jim is awesome after rain (when it can only be seen from the air), but its waters shrink to a trickle by about June.

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    Twin Falls

    Twin Falls flows year-round (no swimming), but half the fun is getting here, involving a little boat trip (adult/child $15/free, 7.30am-5pm, last boat 4pm…

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    Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

    About 1km from the Cooinda resort (an easy 15-minute walk), the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre depicts Creation stories and has an excellent…

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    Anbangbang Gallery

    The Anbangbang Gallery, featuring vivid Dreaming characters repainted in the 1960s, contains one of the most extraordinary images anywhere in the Kakadu…

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    Anbangbang Shelter

    This rocky overhang, impressive and imposing, has been used for 20,000 years as a refuge and canvas. There are more evocative paintings elsewhere, but it…

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    Gunwarddehwarde Lookout

    There are terrific views out over the Arnhem Land Escarpment from this lookout, a steep climb from the Anbangbang Gallery.