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.
No crocodiles were spotted near the path, and the wetlands were remarkably quiet. But who knows what was lurking in the undergrowth…
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.
Nadab Lookout provided some fantastic views over the wetlands and into rocky Arnhem Land.
Here’s me and my tentmate Maria!
Eventually we set off to our campsite at Cooinda, passing through several fords.
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: