Kakadu..unplanned highlight of Oz

by Tim McDowell
(Sechelt, Canada)

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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Kakadu camping
by: Birgit

Haha, glad your wife enjoyed the trip despite the unplanned camping :-).

Thanks for writing, Tim!

Kakadu - Unplanned
by: Aussie Lone Ranger

Fantastic! The unplanned usually brings the unexpected. Ya gotta love Australia. It's got the lot!

Glad you enjoyed it.

Experience Speaks
by: Paul Bikehike

It seems Tim, you have enjoyed your accidental sign up to Kakadu, haven't you?

Darwin to Adelaide
by: Sydney Wedding Photographer

My family friends are joining an organized tour which starts from Darwin and goes to Adelaide through road visiting various locations.

It's a 14 day tour. Will have more to say once they get back and I hear their "war stories".

Leave some room in your schedule
by: JimHawthornePhotography.com

Experience has encouraged me to try to plan loosely, and leave a quarter to half of the trip fairly open, because so often it turns out to be those unplanned events and chance encounters with interesting folk that lingers longest and fondest in your memories.

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