The contrast and depth of wildlife and culture afforded in Australia’s Top End is an astounding feast for the senses. Nature lovers delight as they explore this unique region, from the breathtaking wetlands of the Mary River flood plains to the escarpment country of Arnhem Land.
Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres in the very north of the Northern Territory, Kakadu National Park features expansive wetlands which are home to a diverse range of birdlife, aquatic animals and crocodiles.
The neighbouring Kimberley region in Western Australia is one of the remotest, wildest and most beautiful regions on earth, and is home to Purnululu National Park and the tiger striped domes of the Bungle Bungles. If you should have an extra day to spend in this region, use Broome as a base to visit the Horizontal Waterfalls and other geological wonders.
In the words of Pedro O’Connor, Epic’s Australia travel specialist and private guide:
‘This region of Australia is a magnet for travellers with a pioneering spirit who want to experience ‘real Australia’, meet fair dinkum, down to earth personalities with great life stories. Everything up here is BIG… big distances, big night skies, big boab trees, bloody big crocodiles and people with big hearts who are keen to share their piece of paradise.
The 20,000 year old aboriginal rock art cave painting are very humbling and offer insight into a past civilization in an environment far removed from modern day society. It is a privileged few who have laid on their back in the dust being mesmerised by these ancient works of art.’