Monday, March 19, 2018

AUSTRALIA ~ Kakadu National Park - UNESCO ~

... Wonderful panoramic view of one of the world' largest national parks...  renowned for its rich Aboriginal history...  home to some of the best-preserved rock art in the world... there are whole rocks that tell stories... a mixture of jungle, desert, jagged rocks, rivers and waterfalls... home to more than 10.000 crocodiles... around 280 different types of birds live in the park... more than 10.000 species of insects... and some of 2000+ plant species...  one of the top sites to visit in Australia’s Northern Territory...Thanks a lot Ro Andy!! (✿ ♥‿♥)
Photo: Jörg Heumuller

"View of Ubirr Northern Territory,  one of Kakadu's oldest Aboriginal occupation sites open to the public. It's home to an amazing array of well preserved Indigenous rock art dating back thousands of years."

Kakadu National Park is located near to Darwin with an area of almost 20,000 square kilometres. More than half the park is Aboriginal land, and all of Kakadu is special to its traditional owners, they also  manage the park in partnership with Parks Australia.

The name Kakadu may come from the mispronunciation of Gaagudju, which is the name of an Aboriginal language formerly spoken in the northern part of the park.

The park was first inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1981, with further areas added in 1987, 1992 and 2011.


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