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Kakadu Trip 2023

A special place in Kakadu National Park


*Previous participants take note - this trip will feature a new destination!

The Arnhem Land escarpment is perhaps the part of our Top End with the highest number of endemic plants and animals. The area has been inhabited by Aboriginal people continuously for tens of thousands of years (since before modern humans first entered Europe) and is still the case, with townships, ranger stations and independent schools built on the stone country not far over the national park's border. Come and share a small part of this area with us as we enjoy walking, camping, swimming and appreciating and learning about it's natural and cultural heritage, along with some of the environmental challenges the area faces.

Four days (Friday-Monday), medium-difficult grade (off-track walking through rough, remote woodland and along rocky creeks with an overnight pack). May suit some children over 12 with bushwalking experience, if accompanied by an adult.

Evening meals provided (each participant carries a share of the ingredients). Share transport and loan of camping equipment may be available.

Requested financial contribution: $600 (Territory Guardians/ ECNT members: $550).

To find out more or to book a place, email [email protected] with your phone number to get a call back.

This is one of several trips ECNT is offering to beautiful places around the Top End. These experiences are about enjoying yourself, getting to know the landscapes and learning about their natural heritage. We’ll also discuss how we can respond to various threats to animals and plants in these places. The Litchfield and Kakadu trips will be organised and led by Andy Peart, an experienced bushwalking tour guide, and accompanied by local ecologists David Liddle and Louie Boyle-Bryant, as well as other experts where available. Short trips in the Darwin area are lead by other ECNT volunteers with help from knowledgeable people willing to share their insights about each area. Keep an eye on our events page for these trips.

Note that these trips are not tours, but rather private excursions which you’re welcome to share with us. In return we ask that you make a financial contribution, which will be used to help ECNT to continue and improve the work we do. The coordination of these trips is all done by volunteers - your financial contribution helps to empower ECNT's advocacy for Top End plants and animals and their habitats.

Thanks to Willis's Walkabouts for their support in making this trip happen.

September 01, 2023 at 8:00am - September 04, 2023
Kakadu National Park
Andy Peart ·