Northern Territory, Australia & QGuide officially welcomes all gay, lesbian, LGBT travelers to experience its Top End Paradise.QGuide is proud to be promoting Top End destinations and experiences inviting all gay travelers from around the world to unleash their inner adventurous spirit, explorer and discover one of the most beautiful natural wilderness areas of Australia.***Tourism NT and QGuide are inviting Gay Travel Bloggers to blog and share their experiences showcasing what Northern Territory offers!*** (prizes are on offer!) ...competition open to cool locals, national and international intended spirited travelers, recent adventurous travelers!...
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and Kakadu have even more reason to celebrate as Darwin has been chosen to host the 3rd Asia Pacific Outgames
in May 2014.
In addition, Australia has voted Kakadu National Park as its number one must-visit destination before you die! Around two hours’ drive from Darwin, Kakadu’s postcard-perfect escarpment carves through lush wetlands, savannah woodland and monsoon forest. Kakadu is the largest national park in Australia and the diversity of nature within the Park is astounding; waterfalls, gorges, water-lilied billabongs, paperbark forests and vast grasslands. Yet Kakadu isn’t just an icon for its environment. It is also home to a unique 50,000-year-old living culture, the Aboriginal (Bininj/Munguy) people and has one of the greatest concentrations of rock art anywhere in the world. Gay Darwin
is the gateway to Kakadu, serviced by the major domestic airlines from all capital cities It’s located just two hours drive east of Darwin. Covering an area of almost 20,000 square km’s, Kakadu is the largest National Park in Australia and one of the largest in the world!
You need 3-5 days to fully explore Kakadu; it’s NOT a day trip from Darwin!
Entry to the Park is free.
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Video: Discover Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kakadu is a landscape of contrasts. Beneath waters dotted with lotus flowers, saltwater crocodiles lurk. Jagged peaks of towering escarpments hide pockets of rainforest. Waterfalls cascade into pools fringed with paperbarks, pandanus and cycads. Travellers can view the spectacular Jim Jim Falls, browse though a gallery of ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr or Nourlangie Rock, or explore the scenic Yellow Water, a billabong teeming with wildlife.
As the catchment area for the South Alligator, East Alligator, Katherine, Roper and Daly Rivers, Kakadu is shaped by water. From November to May, waterfalls are at their most spectacular and the lowlands are flooded, attracting millions of migratory birds. The unique and diverse avian life in Kakadu includes jacanas, azure kingfishers, cuckoos, rufous owls, magpie geese, jabiru and more. Travellers planning to spend a night or more in Kakadu have several options, ranging from campsites to hotel accommodation.
Further east lies Arnhem Land, encompassing 91,000 square kilometres of unspoiled wilderness. This land harbours a rich and ancient culture and is home to many Aboriginal people, who often continue to practice their traditional way of life. The natural beauty of areas such as Oenpelli and Mt Borradaile, and the endless coastlines of the Gove and Cobourg Peninsulas, make venturing into Arnhem Land unforgettable. Travellers wanting to visit Arnhem Land need to apply for a permit from the Northern Land Council.
Gay Darwin is closer to Asia than it is to Sydney; it's a cultural center perched at the tip of the Australian continent, and its tropical, solar climate is a perfect atmosphere for wining, dining, and shopping.» read the complete blog
Nitmiluk Tours is the only gay friendly tour operator offering touring within the Nitmiluk National Park and Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge...» read Katherine Gorge's complete blog
If you've ever wanted to go camping but just don't fancy roughing it.... Bamurru Plains was designed for you: ‘Wild Bush Luxury’» read Bamurru Plains Wild Bush Luxury's complete blog
See Kakadu National Park from a different perspective! Fly with the birds! Try these two helicopter tours! » read KakaduAir Helicopter Scenic Flights's complete blog
Magela Falls Tour – approx 20 min Heli Flight - Only $210 per person
East Alligator River Spectacular – approx 45min Heli Flight - Only $460 per person
Twice the time in the air but much more distance flown! Two fixed wing flights available!» read KakaduAir Fixed Wing Scenic Flights's complete blog
Ancient Escarpments – approx 30min Scenic Flight
Only $140 per Adult – $112 per Child U/14 years
Arnhem Land & Magela Wetlands – approx 60 min Scenic Flight
Only $230 per Adult – $184 per Child U/14 years
6 nights in Australia's Northern Territory - a spectacular area rich in Aboriginal culture and home to huge quantities of bird and wildlife.» read Top End Gay Adventure's complete blog
6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS...
Kakadu NT, Australia
Lat/Lng: -12.6828145, 132.4700542