After driving 58km on the Kakadu Highway in Australia's Northern Territory, we finally pass the gate of the southern entrance of Kakadu National Park.
We reach Goymar where the office and interpretive centre are. It also has facilities like accommodation, cafe and fuel station.
At the park office, we pay A$25 (RM75) for a pass which is valid for 14 days. We still have a long way to drive as Jabiru is about 150km away.
Kakadu is Australia's largest national park at 20,000 sq km. It explains the long distance travel. Because it is so huge, Kakadu National Park is divided into seven regions. It consists of wonderful landscape of rugged escarpment, lush rainforest, floodplain and isolated water holes.
The entrance to Kakadu is through the Mary River region. Some places here are renowned for waterfalls.
For that, we take a detour to Yurmikmik, where a series of interconnected walking tracks lead to a waterfall. We have our first experience of Kakadu bush when we trek 2km to Boulder Creek Waterfalls. The town of Jabiru is where most of the facilities are located. For the next few days, this will be our base. Our plan is to discover the park region by region.