Qantas has lauded a new $351.7 million government funding agreement for Kakadu National Park
as exactly the bold infrastructure investment the Northern Territory needs.
Nineteen other World Heritage Sites in the country include the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu National Park
, the Sydney Opera house and fossil sites in the states of Queensland and South Australia.
The first was an eleven-day hike in Kakadu National Park
visiting Aboriginal rock art sites, followed by five days walking along the Katherine River and Nitmiluk Gorge.
Artefacts from the oldest known site in Australia, a rock shelter at Madjedbebe in the Jabiluka mining lease within the Kakadu national park
, on Mirarr country, have been dated at 65,000 years old.
For the Mirarr, whose country included not only the Jabiluka deposit, but also the nearby operational Ranger Uranium Mine and parts of Kakadu National Park
, it meant a long and tiring campaign.
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.
Gunner said he supported the "repurposing" of Jabiru, which lies in "the heart Kakadu national park
", from "tired mining town to a services and tourism hub".
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.
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.