Kakadu National Park
World Heritage Listed Site!
Kakadu National Park is a world heritage site, located in the Northern Territory, Australia. It is recognised as a heritage listed site, because of its cultural and natural value, and because of the strong connection it has to the Indigenous Australians.
Why is it a heritage listed site?
Kakadu is a great cultural site, because of its connection to the Indigenous Australians. The region is extremely important to Aboriginal people, and many communities still live in the region. The Indigenous art sites of Kakadu are a unique artistic achievement that provides an outstanding record of human interaction with the environment over tens of thousands of years. Aboriginal people have occupied the Kakadu area continuously for at least 40,000 years. There are more than 5,000 recorded art sites illustrating Aboriginal culture over thousands of years. The archaeological sites demonstrate Aboriginal occupation for at least 20,000 and possibly up to 40,000 years.
The floodplains of Kakadu illustrate the ecological effects of sea-level change in northern Australia. The park features great natural beauty and sweeping landscapes, as well as internationally important wetlands.
Kakadu National Park is located within the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory of Australia. It covers an area of 19,804 km2, extending nearly 200 kilometres from north to south and over 100 kilometres from east to west.