World Heritage Kakadu National Park

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Kakadu was among the first Australian sites added to the World Heritage List in 1981, along with the Great Barrier Reef and "../wh-willandra.html">Willandra Lakes Region. Kakadu is dual-listed for both its cultural and natural significance.

Approximately half of the land in Kakadu is Aboriginal land, and those parts are leased to and managed by the National Parks system. The listing includes more than 5,000 recorded Aboriginal art sites.

Kakadu's varied habitats support more than 280 bird species, approximately one-third of Australia's birds. There are also 74 mammal species, and 117 reptiles, including two species of crocodiles (freshwater and estuarine).

Photos from our June, 1992 visit to Kakadu:

Also see our A Year Down Under Travel Log

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