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Kakadu Aboriginal Art

We passed wallaby roadkill and a wild pig along the dusty roads from Mary River. Our next stop was the Mamukala Wetlands, and a rather ominous sign greeted us at the entry.

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No crocodiles were spotted near the path, and the wetlands were remarkably quiet. But who knows what was lurking in the undergrowth…

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We then continued further into the National Park. Kakadu was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for both its natural and cultural value, and we found some incredibly old Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr.

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Rainbow Serpent
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A warning to Aboriginal people of Miyamiya, a sickness you can contract at some sacred sites. NB Kakadu has a number of uranium deposits…
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Depiction of the now-extinct Tasmanian Tiger
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The Aboriginal version of the Kama Sutra

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Nadab Lookout provided some fantastic views over the wetlands and into rocky Arnhem Land.

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Here’s me and my tentmate Maria!

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Eventually we set off to our campsite at Cooinda, passing through several fords.

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After having dinner and watching the cane toads at the campsite, we walked to a nearby airfield in order to observe the sunset. It should be noted now that the sunsets in the Northern Territory were some of the best I have ever seen, and there’ll be more photos to come in the next few posts! Here are my three favourites from Cooinda:

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