Discovery Month: Government to showcase Kakadu

Discovery Month - Kakadu
Kakadu NP – Ubirr, Sunset over Nardab floodplains (Credit Peter Boer)

The Australian Government is delighted to announce that April will be Discovery Month at the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park with a range of new and exciting activities for visitors.

Discovery Month will showcase one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations with a range of immersive experiences so visitors can connect with Kakadu.

These recognise the importance of Kakadu’s environment and a place that Traditional Owners have called home for more than 50,000 years.

We are at a time in history when Indigenous cultures across the world want to ensure their languages, their identities and their ways of life are maintained.

Kakadu’s Discovery Month gives the Bininj/Mungguy people a great opportunity to tell their stories and share what is unique and special about their way of life.

Visitors will learn how certain environmental changes, like a flower coming into bloom, indicate the start of a certain season.

Visitors can see how food from the land is found, hear about when it comes into season and taste it. There will be more opportunities than ever for two-way interaction with those who know Kakadu best.

Bininj/Mungguy people and Park Rangers will share with visitors bush food walks, weaving workshops and art demonstrations along with guided walks in internationally renowned places such as Ubirr and Nourlangie.

Whether that is through explaining a piece of ancient rock art or sharing bush food, April will bring visitors close to the uniqueness of Kakadu.

We want Discovery Month to be an annual event that provides meaningful experiences that will both educate and fascinate visitors.

Kakadu’s World Heritage treasures are recognised internationally and are worth celebrating. Now is the time to celebrate them.

For more information about Discovery Month at Kakadu, visit: Parks Australia.

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