Saturday, July 28, 2012

Warradjan Visitors Centre, Kakadu National Park

Peter has done 99% of the driving on this trip and he is very patient when I say that I want to stop.  I try and research the various areas before we arrive using a combination of the internet and visitors centre where there is one.  Within Kakadu National Park there are two main visitors centres, Bowali Centre and Warrandjan Centre plus Bark Hutt Inn which has tourist information.  We have stopped at all of these.

The Warrandjan Aboriginal Centre has an excellent gallery which takes the visitor on a journey through the display and tells the story of the Bininj culture.  It is extremely well presented and well worth stopping to see.  The exhibition provides photos of various Aboriginal people and then gives a short explanation on hunting, their families, their gathering of local bush tucker, hand crafts etc.  There is also the customary gift shop but surprisingly no café or food store.  Visitors must be self-reliant as apart from the small township of Jabiru there are very few shops within the park, and we only saw one called Border store at the Cahill crossing.

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