Kakadu National Park
has taken out the top prize in the Major Tourist Attractions category at the 2017 Australian Tourism Awards held in Perth on Friday evening.
A heavy duty 4X4 whisks me from port city Darwin to the rough, open road towards Kakadu National Park
in Arnhem Land on a three-hour drive.
Nourlangie badlands, in Australia's Northern Territory; inset, left, travelling by 4x4 through Kakadu National Park
GLIDING through a wilderness flanked by free-flowing rivers and giant escarpments, I imagine nature's bounty has never seemed so generous.
The discovery, by a team of archaeologists and dating specialists led by Chris Clarkson from The University of Queensland School of Social Science, reveal new evidence at the Madjedbebe site on Mirarr land within the Jabiluka mineral lease, surrounded by the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park
The newlyweds were reported to have spent three days at Bamurru Plains, a luxury wild bush resort near Kakadu National Park
in Australia's Northern Territory.
These can be big ticket occasions such as the Tennant Creek community's win over long-held federal plans for a radioactive waste dump on their country, or the protection of the magnificent Koongarra region with its formal incorporation into Kakadu National Park
I've also worked in Kakadu National Park
, Arnhem Land, Cape York and the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Day two takes me to the heart of Kakadu National park
, home to some Aboriginal communities for over 50,000 years -- one of the world's longest living cultural landscapes.
In June, a crocodile snatched a man from his boat in the north's Kakadu national park
, while in January a 12-year-old boy was killed by a crocodile in the same park.
Just weeks earlier in June, a 62-year-old man was snatched from his boat by a crocodile in front of terrified relatives in Kakadu national park
, also in the Northern Territory.
The slurry mixture was fully contained within the processing area and had no impact on Kakadu National Park
, which surrounds the mine site.
Northern Territory Police Sergeant Andrew Hocking revealed the devastated family had to drive two hours, from remote Flying Fox lake in Kakadu National Park
, to alert the authorities.