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Why You Should Visit the Home of Crocodile Dundee

There’s something magical about the Land of Oz. The beautiful scenery often looks so perfectly bizarre that you can’t help but think it’s all just been designed as one big movie set. 
Of course, Australia is no stranger to big blockbusters, but perhaps the most iconic Australian movie of all-time is the hugely popular Crocodile Dundee. 
But have you ever wanted to visit the place where Dundee grew up? You’re in luck because thanks to Abbey Travel you can go and visit Kakadu National Park, where the movie was filmed. Soon you’ll be able to look at your friends’ vacation photos and proudly proclaim: “That’s not a holiday, THIS is a holiday.”
Here’s why you should take a trip down under and see where Crocodile Dundee was raised:

1. The wildlife is unique

Australia is famous for its unique wildlife, and Kakadu is no exception. The park boasts a whopping 300 species of bird and 60 different kinds of mammal! There are few places on earth that can offer such a choice of animals. Watch out though, as there are also 120 varieties of reptile inhabiting the park.
The wildlife is clearly very different to anything you'll find in Ireland.  For example it wouldn’t be the home of Mick Dundee without some crocodiles. The Australian Estuarine or Saltwater Crocodile can be found all across the north of Australia, these are known as Salties!! Australian saltwater crocodiles are the largest reptile in the world. Generally males reach 5 metres, but there have been known to reach 6 or 7 metres, but this is rare. The name saltwater crocodile is misleading. Salties can live in the brackish waters along the coastlines but are just as happy in freshwater, rivers, swamps  Just make sure to keep your distance.

2. Its history goes back more than 50,000 years

The indigenous people of Australia (often called Aboriginal) have called the Kakadu National Park their home for years. It is often said that the Australian Aboriginal people have the oldest surviving culture in the world today, and a trip down under will give you a chance to experience this for yourself. 
To put that into context, it is generally believed that Ireland has only been inhabited for around 10,000 years. And even then, we have a very different culture now than we did back then while the indigenous Australians maintain theirs. Kakadu has some cave paintings that are said to be 25,000 years old.

3. The views are breath-taking

As well as the beautiful wildlife and the rich history, Kakadu National Park is famed for the breath-taking views that greet visitors. The fantastic Australian weather lends a helping hand in developing these picturesque scenes unlike any other. Just imagine watching a wallaby hopping along as the sun splits the stones along riverbank.
Your friends will be dying of jealously when they see the paradise you’ve been to, although you best avoid getting into the kinds of situations that Mr Dundee usually finds himself in. Just to be safe.

Visit the Home of Crocodile Dundee

So, think you might want to visit the Australian outback? It’s so easy to get in touch with us here at Abbey Travel. And as Ireland’s leading experts in travel, you know that you’ll be getting the best deal available.
It’s simple to use our online booking facility to search for the best flights and deals or you can send us an enquiry here or email [email protected]. If you prefer, you can give us a call on 01 8047188 and a member of our Australia Travel Centre team will work out which of our value packages is best for you.
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