Lonely Planet Writer

Be amazed by the first drone footage of Kakadu National Park in Australia

The first drone footage of Kakadu National Park has been released, showing off stunning footage of the Australian landscape.

Released by Tourism NT (Northern Territory), the video, entitled A Journey through Kakadu, shows the World Heritage-listed national park from above, from the famous Yellow Water Billabong to the escarpment of Nourlangie Rock.

The videos were made in collaboration between Tourism NT, Parks Australia and drone experts, Salty Wings. According to the tourism group, the land’s traditional owners gave special permission for drones to film, making it the first time that people around the world can see the park in spectacular drone footage.

The 20,000-square-kilometre park is massively popular with travellers, boasting amazing wildlife and 25,000-year-old rock paintings, like at Nourlangie Rock, a spiritual site that is home to significant Aboriginal rock art.

Also featured in the videos are spots like Maguk Gorge, Gunlom Falls and Ubirr lookout, all of which are significant attractions for travellers looking to explore the northern national park.

This is just the latest video project that has allowed people around the world see more of Australia’s most amazing and sacred sites. Google recently collaborated with Tourism NT and indigenous Australians to create an online experience of Uluru and Kata Tjuta on Street View. With the success of that project, they plan to move on to other sites like Kakadu.