Kakadu..unplanned highlight of Oz
by Tim McDowell
We went on an organized Kakadu tour, camping for 3 nights, that we accidently signed up for, thinking it was a different tour.
We aren't campers! My wifes idea of "roughing it" is a 3 star hotel.
However, it turned out to be a great adventure and there were only 6 people in our group. We went on a billabong at night jacklighting crocs, hiked up to some lakes and falls that most larger groups wouldn't get to see, and saw lots and lots of crocs and other wildlife, and learned lots of cultural things from an Aboriginal woman, her husband and brother who are all park rangers (Kakadu culture camp).
We were there in mid October and there had been some rains already so Jim Jim Falls was closed, but it's a huge park and lots of other things to see.
Even though it was unplanned, and not the sort of thing we normally would have signed up for, I find most of our Oz stories are about things we did in Kakadu.
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