* This post is sponsored by Gagudju Dreaming
I have a dream that one day I will get to visit the Australian national parks in the Kimberley and Northern Territory – it’s my Australian bucket list.
I’ve been very fortunate in my life and have seen a great amount of Australia, thanks mainly to my mother who would insist on making my father take all us girls on adventures into the Australian outback.
We travelled north through Cue and Wittenoom up to Port Hedland then back down past Kalbarri and Geraldton.
We went south to Albany and east to Kalgoorlie even detouring past Hyden to see Wave Rock, the Breakers and Hippos Mouth
Out to the Pinnacles
We even went across the Nullarbor to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and seeing everything in between.
In my adult years I got to visit Broome, Darwin, and Alice Springs and taking in their local natural surroundings.
But I would love to see more of the natural beauty of the Kimberley and Northern Territory.
- Beautifully coloured rock formations,
- Cruising the wetlands
- Watching the native wildlife,
- Seeing the Indigenous art of bygone years
One of the reasons I haven’t been is because of the isolated locations of places like the Bungle Bungles, Gibb River Road, El Questro, and Kakadu.
Or so I thought.
Well Gagudju Dreaming in Kakadu contacted me recently to write this post and I discovered upon reading their website that Kakadu National Park is only 300km from Darwin (about 3.5-4 hour drive). Now if you live overseas you may think that’s a bit far, but in Australian terms the distance is what most of us Australians will travel for a long weekend getaway. The drive is also all bitumen, meaning you don’t have to hire a special off-road 4WD vehicle.
Now the other off-putting thing I find when reading about these places is the price and type of accommodation it’s either camping or luxury$$$. At Gagudju Dreaming they offer more choice including:
- The budget Yellow Water Camping
- The upmarket Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
- and the mid-ranged Cooinda Lodge offering rooms for the entire family of 4, or 6 people. The lodge even has its own swimming pool and bar with bistro
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- You can check out all the accommodation details and prices HERE
Now if you’ve driven all the way out to one of these stunning national parks then you really want to ensure that you see everything. So book a tour, a lot of the national parks are offering them now.
At Gagudju Dreaming they provide:
- 4WD Adventure tours to twin falls
- Yellow Water Cruises taking in the native wildlife of whistling ducks, magpie geese crocodiles and buffalo.
Gagudju Dreaming is looking like a great place for the kids to experience some of the native Australian beauty.
Through researching my Australian outback national parks bucket list, I think my dream is more likely to become a reality
Have you seen some of the native Australian outback?
*DISCLOSURE: This post was sponsored by Gagudju Dreaming check out their website HERE