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Jabiru

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  • Day16

    Kakadu+Litchfield NP #1: Los geht's

    November 19, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Heute ging es los zur dreitägigen Reise in den Kakadu Nationalpark und Litchfield Nationalpark 😁

    Leider hat bereits die Wet Season begonnen, so dass viele Straßen mit Wasser überspült wurden und wir so nicht alles machen könnten, was geplant war...und ich war pünktlich zur Tour auch mal so richtig krank, da das Hostel zuvor es mit seinen Klimaanlagen etwas sehr übertrieben hatte, keine warmen Decken für mich hatte und ich zwei Nächte nur gefroren habe. Ergo habe ich nach meinem Sonnenbaden mal noch ordentlich Fieber und ne fieße Erkältung bekommen 😔Read more

  • Day235

    Jabiru, Australien

    April 19, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    In Jabiru stoppen wir zum verspeisen des Mittagessen. Der Hummus ist vergoren und die Laune im Keller. Dafür kann Alicia ihren Flug von Perth nach Brisbane zurück zu ihrer Aupair Familie buchen, während ich einen Plan für den nächsten Tag vorbereite.Read more

  • Day350

    Kakadu NP

    August 23, 2014 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Mittlerweile bin ich in "Darwin" angekommen! Mein weg hat mich von "Kathrine" über die "Edith Falls", Wasserfälle wo man schwimmen kann, in den "Kakadu" National Park geführt.
    Dort musste ich erst mal an einen "freigelassenen" Waldbrand vorbei fahren. Es wird dort einfach die Umgebung angezündet und geschaut was passiert!
    Dort konnte ich auch viel über die Region und die Aborigines (Ureinwohner) sowie deren Gewohnheiten lernen.
    Hier leben auch die "Green Ants" (Grüne Ameisen), deren grüner Hintern schmeckt nach Limette!

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  • Day57

    DARWIN & KAKADU TO PINE CREEK 17 - 27/8

    August 17 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    DARWIN & KAKADU TO PINE CREEK 17/8-27/8/21
    After waiting out our three day Darwin area lockdown at our camp at Holtze in very hot and humid conditions (thank heavens for our air-conditioner in the van) we were preparing to make a trip to the local supermarket for supplies when we noticed a lot of smoke around the area. We then noticed flames and fire racing through grassland at the back of the house on the property. It moved very quickly and came within about 30 metres of the house and we had the van prepared to hook up and move out but fortunately a number of fire appliances arrived and began to control the bushfire. There were also two helicopters and a fire-bombing plane at work. It was a bit too close for comfort!! Fires continued to burn in various areas during our stay in Darwin. We spent another three days exploring Darwin visiting various sites including the WWII oil storage tunnels, Stokes Hill Wharf and RFDS information centre, the Military Museum, the Museum and Art Gallery of N.T. and the Cullen Bay marina area. Unfortunately we weren’t able to visit the Mindle Beach Markets as they were closed due to the recent Covid lockdown. After enjoying our days in Darwin we headed off towards Kakadu, past Humpty Doo to the Adelaide River where we had booked a river cruise. This was the jumping crocodile cruise which I don’t really agree is a great idea but I must admit it was interesting to see such huge reptiles in such close proximity. The guide on the boat also pointed out many other interesting facts about the river environment and at one point there were lots of whistling kites flying overhead. After disembarking we continued our drive along the Arnhem Highway to the Bark Hut caravan park where we set up for the night and enjoyed a swim in their pool to cool off. The next day we drove on, crossing many rivers including the McKinley, Mary, Wildman, West Alligator and South Alligator and arrived at the Kakadu Lodge caravan park in Jabiru and after settling on our site we again hit the pool for a swim. The daytime temperatures have been mostly in the high 30’s and nights in the mid 20’s with high humidity throughout. During our time in Jabiru we made a couple of day trips. First was to Cooinda where we went on a Yellow Waters boat cruise on the billabong and East Alligator River which we found very interesting. Unlike the jumping crocodile cruise, this guide took us within metres of many big saltwater crocodiles which weren’t disturbed by the boat at all. We saw lots of birdlife including Jabirus, Egrets, Kingfishers, different types of ducks and a sea eagle. After a very enjoyable cruise and lunch at the Cooinda Lodge we returned to Jabiru. On another day we drove to Ubirr and walked around the various Aboriginal rock art sites, some dating back 5,000 years or more. We climbed to the lookout nearby where we had 360 degree views across Arnhemland’s very flat and green floodplains, and in the opposite direction to Kakadu”s rugged, rocky mountain ranges. We drove on to nearby Cahills Crossing where we waited to watch the daily spectacle of crocodiles waiting for the incoming tide to bring the barramundi and other fish over the causeway. We counted at least 20 big crocs in the river, some waiting with mouths open in readiness. A couple of vehicles with very brave occupants even drove across the causeway at the highest point of the tide with water rushing across, half a metre deep! After an interesting time at Jabiru we drove out along the Kakadu Highway to Pine Creek where we stayed at the Lazy Lizard caravan park for the night. The amenities at this site were quite unique with solid timber doors and benches and cut down beer kegs for wash basins and cisterns. We enjoyed dinner at the onsite hotel with its carved timber poles and timber slab tables and chairs. It had plenty of character!Read more

    Fabulous trip. Lucky peeps.Don't rush back to lockdown. It's not fun .. still. [Cynthia]

    Looks like you are having great time.. Certainly better than being in lockdown. Rod [Rodney Potts]

    Sounds wonderful and adventurous. Keep enjoying...Carole [Carole Sampson]

     
  • Day253

    Bowali Visitor Center

    May 7, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    Wir haben noch bei zwei kleinen Hikes gehalten einmal 1,7 km und einmal 3. Leider waren alle anderen zu faul. Also sind wir zu dem Visitor Center weiter gefahren. Es gab einige Informationen über die Tiere die im Kakadu National leben und die Pflanzen die hier wachsen.
    Dann hieß es zurück zu unserem Camp, Sachen packen und Lunchtime. Dannach noch ne kurze Runde im Pool und dann waren wir schon wieder auf dem Weg nach Darwin ca. 270 km lagen vor uns.
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  • Day26

    NT

    July 3, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    In Jakadu we In the Northern Territory there are lots and lots of cool animals you can’t see anywhere else in the world; like a black Wallaroo. In Darwin, we caught up with some friends who moved to Darwin 2 in a bit years ago. Sam was the same ages me and Mathew was a bit younger then Zane. In Darwin, Zane also spotted a huge group of peacocks wandering around our campsite. 😍😊 Darwin is the best place ever, there is a place called Crocodillus Cove, there you can see sooo many crocs that you would be sooo glad you came. There is also a room where you can hold a blue tongue lizard 🦎, and a type of python cold a children’s python 🐍. Before Darwin in a place called Litchfield, we were swimming at a waterfall called Florence Falls, and we all got to see a water monitor lizard 🦎. In Kakadu we found a cane toad at night time and my Dad and my brother wanted to kill it because it kills other animals, but I didn’t want them to kill it because I don’t like seeing animals getting killed.Read more

  • Day44

    Jabiru

    August 9 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    Just a small and easy 140km drive to Jabiru today which is the heart of Kakadu National Park. Another warm one though. Uneventful trip except when I recognised Trev (and Di) at a rest area. We had met these two at a party in Tassy in 2007 then at another party in Bali in 2017. Friends of friends so was great to see them. We decided to set up camp next to each other as well as sharing dinner and a few drinks to catch up with the last few years.

    Julie and I also planned the next week of our travels. This is a new idea for us to plan ahead but as I have to return to Darwin this Saturday for a new windscreen we need to make sure we are camped near Darwin on Friday.

    We did a quick drive to the Jabiru town Plaza to have a look. It was very like Twizel (NZ) and we found it had been built in 1982 to support a Uranium mine which explained the likeness. There was not much there so went to the local supermarket for coffee and milkshake. Back to the camp for a swim in the somewhat cool but refreshing pool and nothing else for the day except lots of conversation over a few refreshments ......
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  • Day117

    Jabiru

    August 12 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    James and his mum Elizabeth befriended us and wanted to make sure we felt welcomed in their country. James speaks 5 languages and his mum 4. I asked Elizabeth why James knows one more language and she said it’s because he learnt it from his Grandfather on the other side and loves talking too much. Makes you feel a bit dopey only knowing one...Read more

    Al Corvy

    You can speak at least 2 Regie! English and bicycle 🤣🤣

    8/13/21Reply
    Regina and Ian

    Very elementary at bicycle Al, a few words at best. 😊

    8/15/21Reply
    Stacey Cuthbertson

    stunningly beautiful

    8/14/21Reply
     

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