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When travelling as a family, it is essential that you ensure that there is something for everyone when choosing a destination and Kakadu National Park is one of those places that will keep everyone entertained. There are a lot of interesting facts about Kakadu, one of which being the indigenous population have been living there for 65,000 years, and you can find lots of other fascinating facts about this national park on the government website. The park is great fun for families, with lots to offer, so here are some tips to plan the perfect family holiday to Kakadu.
Travelling To Kakadu With A Family
There are two good options for travelling to Kakadu with your family, and the first and easiest option is to fly. You can fly to either Darwin or Alice Springs, and then jump on a tour to Kakadu. The other option that you may wish to consider is driving there, and you can make numerous stops along the way so that the car journey is not too long.
You will find lots of different accommodation options along the way from hotels and guesthouses to roadside campsites. You will also get to enjoy exploring other areas as you travel to Kakadu by car as there is a lot to see and do along the way.
Where To Stay In Kakadu
The next decision that you will need to make is which Kakadu National Park accommodation options you are going to choose. There are budget camping grounds such as Mardufal One Campground, with prices starting from just $7.50, or there is the comfortable Kakadu Lodge, where you can grab a bed for the night starting from $26. If you are after something a little more luxurious and exciting, then you could consider the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, where prices start at $189. You could also choose to stay in the lap of luxury at the Wildman Wilderness Lodge where prices start from $615 per night.
Family-Friendly Activities In Kakadu National Park
There are many family-friendly activities when you visit Kakadu, and one of the most exciting is taking a tour of the local area from the skies, and experience Kakadu National Park from the comfort of a light aircraft. There is also the option of a trip using a helicopter which will allow you to get some fantastic pictures.
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There are many trails for hiking all over the park, and there are also other outdoor activities such as fishing, swimming, and wildlife spotting. Go crocodile spotting with a local guide, or explore some of the local history and heritage and take in the fantastic cave art. You could also go for a picnic at a waterfall or watering hole, but make sure that you stick to the designated swimming holes. Otherwise, you could end up coming face to face with a crocodile! Finish off your day with a river cruise for the family and dine aboard one of the many boats as you watch the sunset over the horizon. Without a doubt, your trip to Kakadu will give you memories that will last for a lifetime!