If you plan to visit Northern Australia in the near future, then you should definitely make some time for the amazing Kakadu National Park, known as one of the most diverse natural ecosystems in the world. This place is filled with history and culture, and there is no better way to get a deeper insight into the aboriginal culture than by visiting this National Park – besides, there are some places where you can also enjoy fishing, all you need is adequate fishing gear.
Things to do at Kakadu National Park In Northern Australia
Despite the fact that commercial fishing is forbidden in the Kakadu National Park, you can still enjoy a nice boat trip (there are plenty of boats you can rent) along the river, be it the South or the East Alligator Barramundi rivers.
Depending on the time of the year when you choose to visit the National Park, you can either fish for barracuda or for black jewfish, as these two rivers are perfect for reef fishing. If you are a beginner and you want to perfect your fishing techniques, then you can also hire a fishing guide that is licensed to operate within the limits of the National Park.
If you have decided to visit the National park, you must be fully aware of the rules and regulations that apply here, just to avoid heavy fines – you are not allowed to use any nets, traps or live bait (as mentioned above, commercial fishing is prohibited). On the other hand, there are numerous accommodations options to choose from – you can hire a campervan or camping equipment and enjoy your holiday in the middle of the nature, or you can opt for different lodges or hotels.
If you are passionate about the wildlife and you want to get a taste of the North American marine life, then the Kakadu National Park is certainly a great choice – not to mention the breath-taking scenery. From sea eagles and egrets to wild horses, saltwater crocodiles and even buffalo’s, you can see them all here.
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On the other hand, this is also the perfect place to come to if you are into Aboriginal art and you want to find out more about the local culture and the rock outcrops. In addition to the fishing experts, there are numerous experienced and licensed local guides that specialize in local culture. Nothing compares to a one-of-a-kind journey into the indigenous area of Northern Australia, where the ancient Aboriginal rock art is still untouched. The indigenous culture stretches over thousands of years, and it is always interesting to find out more about different cultures and mentalities!
It is amazing to see what the indigenous people used to think about live and death, spirits, creation stories and such – besides, here you can also find out more about the traditional foods you can enjoy in Northern Australia, and you can also spot crocodiles, wallabies and dingos in their natural habitat. You can also see beautiful weaving and dancing demonstrations, and if you are lucky enough you might just see a live festival or cooking competition!