Tucked away in the top corner of the Northern Territory, Australia’s largest national park, Kakadu, is a place that satiates wanderlust. Its bumpy red-dirt 4WD trails, leafy rock-riddled hiking tracks and waterfall-fed plunge pools make it one of the country’s most alluring destinations. It’s remote, challenging and wild, with a plethora of native birds, formidable crocodiles and wild boar. But don’t let that put you off. In fact, that should be among the many reasons you pack up the family and head into this outback frontier.
We spent a week hurtling down Kakadu’s 4WD-only roads to see for ourselves just how special the place really is. Here’s just a snippet of our adventure.