Blogs from Jabiru, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, Oceania

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There are more things we want to do in Australia/New Zealand/South East Asia than we can possibly fit into 6 months so we know we wont get to do them all. However, a priority for both of us is to go “Up Top” to the Northern Territory. We realized that we are heading into the Wet Season and that if we don’t go now, we may not be able to see Kakadu so…we went. Booked a trip and flights one day and left the next. There are really only two proper seasons in the North, the Dry and the Wet, however there is an unofficial season as the Dry turns into the Wet and it’s called the Buildup. Basically it means the heat is increasing, the humidity is increasing but the rain hasn’t come yet to ... read more
Rock paintings
I have my eye on you...
Kakadu


Following on from Ubirr we went to Nourlangie Rock again to look at some aboriginal rock paintings similar to Ubirr but telling a different story. An interesting place with paintings dating back thousands of years.This place is wheel chair friendly to a point but some of the paintings are only accessible after climbing up some rocks.There is also a cavern in which Aboriginal people would take shelter during the stormy wet season.Again an inspirational place where you would be taken back in time. We liked Ubirr and it's close proximity to so many natural attractions,one disappointment was that the road to Jim jim Jim Falls was closed not sure why.This road is strictly 4x4 for 2hrs followed by a 1hr hike over rocks to reach a spectacular waterfall and plunge pool,never mind there is always next ... read more
Kakadu
Kakadu
Kakadu


Well our last week in Darwin was as memorable as as all the others, we took a drive out to the Adelaide river and went to Robin falls, in the car park a sign points the way to the falls and indicates a 300mtr walk it did not indicate that it would take at least 15min scrambling over rocks but when you arrived at the fall it was worth it. Down at the wharf we saw 2 Australian navy ships tied up and 2 customs boats as well,this is a busy place. We also decided to stock up with supplies before heading into Kakadu. Darwin being a fishing port there is plenty of fresh fish on offer,there being 2 fishmongers on the fisherman's wharf we stocked up with fish and put them in the freezer we ... read more
Robin falls
The navy in town
Swimming pool on site


Hey fellas, long time no see. I've to admit that i've been a bit lazy in the recent two months in case of writing my travel blog. But i had a great time and i will try to share some bits and pieces. So let me think what happened in the last two months. I made lots of new friends on campus :) and i'm finally practicing with the local bboy crew in Darwin. They are really great guys. Especially a big shoutout to my man Andy who is like a australian/chinese :D brother to me. He picks me up for every practice and try to push each other to the limit. "Yo Static, you'll always get up once more than you fall" If you read this you'll know what i mean. :) Ah yeah right. ... read more
kayak


Last weekend we went on an organized two-day tour of Kakadu National Park (pronounced Ga-ga-doo). Really beautiful place with lots of Aboriginal rock paintings, many that are thousands of years old! As per usual, there were plenty of "look out for the crocs" signs but our tour guide said it was safe to swim in this one location where there was freshwater and a waterfall! And we did loads of hiking. It was beautiful. It was rainy the whole time, which was great because it's much cooler than when the rains stop and the humidity build up starts. On the down side, the mozzies were full on (translation: the mosquitoes were very plentiful). During our hikes we saw a few wallabies hopping around -they are SO cool and we also went on a jumping croc tour. ... read more
Good old NT News
Majeed showing off
Wow

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Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Kakadu National Park » Jabiru September 15th 2011

Darwin to Jabiru with Adelaide River Jumping Crocs(JC) and Windows on Wetlands Information Centre along the way.(6022 km to 6308 km ) CADES DIARY Window on the wetlands interactive display about wetland animals. Jumping Crocodile Cruise - amazing to watch the crocs jumping out of the water to eat the meat.... read more
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JC

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Kakadu National Park » Jabiru September 15th 2011

Day trip Jabiru to Jim Jim(JJ) Falls with stop to visit Brett and Dane in Jabiru(J) CADES DIARY All day adventure with 4 hours driving ,2 hours walking over huge boulders and 2 hours swimming. Dad and I went under Jim Jim Falls which was just running like a very heavy shower. On the way back we stopped at a river to fish for Barra - no luck!... read more
JJ
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JJ

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Kakadu National Park » Jabiru September 13th 2011

2e Deel reisverslag: dinsdag t/m donderdag (13, 14 en 15 sept.) De modum voor het internet hebben we gelaten voor wat het is. Voldoende contact met thuisfront, lang leve whatsapp. De Australische bankpas van Wim is geregeld. Het klinkt allemaal als onzinnige dingen, die we belangrijker maken dan het is. Maar iets regelen wat verlopen is, is ingewikkelder als je niet in het land woont. Op tijd verlengen is de oplossing. Hadden we dat maar wat slimmer aangepakt met de auto. De registratie was verlopen in juni. Daar sta je dan in september. Verder denkt iedereen, dat Australië 1 land is. Maar dat is niet zo, het zijn 7 staten/territories op zich, met eigen regulations waar je gestoord van woord. Tot overmaat van ramp was de auto het laatst geregistreerd in NSW. Maar we zijn nu ... read more


Our plan was to leave Darwin on Monday but of course plans change and we decided to stay one more day, unfortunately the caravan park we were in had already booked the site we were on so we decided to go for a drive. We headed off to Mandorah - we were thinking about taking the ferry across from Darwin but ended up driving around. We stopped off at the pier just as the ferry was docking and the day trippers were heading to the pub for lunch. We had a look around the pub and then headed off again. Heading back toward Darwin we decided to book into another caravan park and head out to Kakadu on Wednesday. Doesn't seem to matter which caravan park you stay in in Darwin you are under the flight ... read more
Mandorah Pub
view from Wetlands Info Centre
view from Wetlands Info Centre


This morning we are still in the Kakadu National Park. There are some great natural sandstone formations that we can climb in the Gunlom Lookout Walk to get to a natural waterfall the feeds into a larger upper pool and down into lower pools. These are great swimming holes as they are cool, clear and croc free water. Not too much of that around here. It is such a relaxing morning and the weather is fantastic. We travel to the small mining town of Pine Creek and I transfer to the other tour that will take me on the last leg of my tour. There is gold in them there hills. The gold mining industry here in Australia is very strong and making their dollar stronger than ours for the first time ever this past year. ... read more
Gunlom Lookout Walk
The view is everything
Lower pools




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