September 11, 2017

Kakadu Bird Week is back for 2017!

Calling all bird watching fanatics!

Kakadu’s annual Bird Week is back again for the first week of October. With over a third of Australia’s birdlife spread over an enormous and ecologically diverse landscape, Kakadu, is a true bird watching paradise.

Discover the diverse range of bird life that Kakadu is home to. From wetlands to rainforest to sandstone birds, start ticking off your list … There are over 280 different species in the area to get you started!

With the dry season now coming to a close, Kakadu National Park will transform with luscious greenery -- making it one of the best times of the year to see our spectacular wildlife.

What's on?

This year’s Kakadu Bird Week is packed full of guided cruises, walking tours and park ranger talks. Why not hop on a sunrise cruise to spot an elusive great-billed heron? Or check out the colourful rainforest species on foot during a guided ranger tour of the bush before catching a ranger talk about local bird watching tips.

Over 30 different species of birds migrate to Kakadu during October. It’s the most exciting time of year to see all the diverse birdlife in the Northern Territory. Don’t miss out on witnessing the spectacular flocks of water birds across the park’s wetlands and billabongs.

Whether you are an experienced bird watching enthusiast or you’re simply curious about Kakadu’s wildlife, Bird Week’s got it all! Find out more

Explore one of the world’s largest national parks

Kakadu has a lot to offer, so why not explore more while you’re here?

Recognised internationally as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this unique landscape is truly one of a
kind.

As Australia’s largest national park, Kakadu extends from the northern coastline to the southern rocky ridges of the Northern Territory. With over 19,000 square kilometres, this diverse landscape leaves a lot to explore. Take in gushing waterfalls, tranquil wetland rivers, luscious forest and breathtaking rock formations.

  • Check out one of the world’s only ancient rock art galleries

Did you know Kakadu is home to one of the oldest societies in the world?

As one of a few World Heritage sites to be recognised for its cultural significance as well as its landscape, Kakadu has a rich culture to discover.

Scattered around Kakadu are pre-historic Aboriginal rock paintings by the local Bininj Mungguy people, dating back more than 20,000 years. Glimpse the famous Tasmanian Tiger in Ubirr, or learn about creation myths through the paintings in Nourlangie.

These paintings offer fascinating insights into Kakadu’s indigenous history and showcase a unique side of the Northern Territory’s cultural heritage.

  • Take a cruise through the wetlands

One of the best ways to see Kakadu is by boat.

Get a unique take on Kakadu, through a tranquil Yellow Water cruise around the meandering wetland rivers. Just minutes away from Cooinda Lodge, you’ll find a unique untouched landscape. Get close to Kakadu’s crocodiles, spot water buffalo on the floodplain and watch the native eagles soar above.

Choose from sunrise, day or sunset cruises, or why not try your hand at barramundi fishing on one of their fishing tours?

  • Cool off at Gunlom waterfalls

Fancy yourself a bit of an adventurer?

Visit the spectacular Gunlom waterfall and pool made famous by Crocodile Dundee. An hour walk up a bit of steep terrain will be made worth it when you see the stunning infinity pool at the top of the falls.

As the seasons shift, don’t miss out on Kakadu’s spectacular lightning storms.

Come back to the comfort of home away from home

Whether you’re setting off on your Kakadu adventure or coming back from it, Darwin Airport Hotels have got you covered.

Both the Mercure Darwin Airport Resort and Novotel Darwin Airport Hotel are located just minutes from Darwin Airport and are a relaxing base before you head off on your Kakadu adventure. We’ll also be ready to welcome you back to civilisation so you can recharge. Book in your accommodation now.

When you’re in Kakadu, you can also choose to stay at one of our AccorHotels. The northern Mercure Crocodile Hotel or the southern Cooinda Lodge, located in the heart of Kakadu National Park are both great options . Being part of the Accor family, you’ll be greeted with the best Top End hospitality and the comfort of a quality hotel.

Are you one of our Accor Plus or Le Club members? If you quote “Kakadu Bird Week” when you stay at either Mercure Crocodile Hotel or Cooinda Lodge, you’ll get a 15% discount off the best available room rate.