Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park and probably the most remarkable.  With strong ties to its aboriginal ancestry, its abundant wildlife, the spectacular eco-system of wet and dry seasons, and over 5,600 sites of timeless rock art, it’s a magnificent part of Australia.

Kakadu is World Heritage listed for its aboriginal culture, environment and its artwork, and Kakadu’s original owners manage the park in conjunction with Parks Australia (in fact 10 of the 14 board members of Kakadu are indigenous owners).

We had 5 nights in Kakadu, on our way north to Darwin.  We entered the park from the south, leaving Katherine late morning and stopping at the historical town of Pine Creek for lunch before arriving at Gunlom campground. Between the main road and the campground it was a pretty ordinary road in, in fact we think it might have been worse than the Gibb River Road in terms of corrugations. The campground was great and we got there early enough to get a really good spot.
Gunlom Pools
The Gunlom Infinity Pools have been ranked in the Top 20 things to do in Australia, and although it was dry we could see why.
Gunlom Pools are at the top of this escarpment.
Gunlom Pools are at the top of this escarpment.
There are nearly a dozen pools and they are crocodile free, being so high.
There are nearly a dozen pools and they are crocodile free, being so high.
These pools in Kakadu are famous for their 'infinity' style - the water goes to the edge of a large natural drop off.
These pools in Kakadu are famous for their ‘infinity’ style – the water goes to the edge of a large natural drop off.
The kids loved exploring these rocks high up above our campsite.
The kids loved exploring these rocks high up above our campsite.
From the pools you can see our caravan parked below, just to the right of the water tower.
From the pools you can see our caravan parked below, just to the right of the water tower.