Arnhem Land
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Kakadu and Arnhem Land

Explore Kakadu National park to see wildlife, waterfalls and one of the world’s largest areas of accessible rock art. Take a bushwalk to spot rare and spectacular wildlife and plunge into sparkling waterholes. Explore the many rich and detailed Aboriginal rock art galleries. See Namarrgon, the Lightning Man at Nourlangie Rock and some of the world's finest examples of x-ray art at Ubirr Rock in Kakadu's North-East. North in wholly Aboriginal-owned Arnhem Land, you can fish off the spectacular beaches of the Gove Peninsula and in the creeks, reefs and ocean of the Cobourg Peninsula. Explore the eco-systems of Mount Borradaile with an Aboriginal guide and watch Aboriginal artists at work in the traditional community of Oenpelli.

 Darwin

Soak up Darwin’s balmy weather and the melting pot of food and cultures in the city's many outdoor festivals and markets. Then explore the region's dramatic history in the museums and galleries. Sail Darwin harbor at sunset, cruise next to crocodiles and walk through monsoon forest. Take a day trip to Litchfield National Park, where you can swim in crystal-clear waterholes and see thousands of tall termite mounds. Or visit the Tiwi Islands, where you can watch traditional weaving and painting or immerse yourself in the noise and excitement of a local football game

Next: Historic Tennant Creek and Katherine
FROM: Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure
Published on January 18, 2011

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