Published on December 8th, 2009 | by john.weir0
New visitor charges reintroduced at Kakadu National Park
Dual World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park will be re-introducing entry charges for visitors from April 2010 which will enable the park to maintain its high standards of conservation.
The abolition of the Â£12.50 (AU$25) fee, in 2004, has meant that the Northern Territory government has had to give the park Â£2,000,000 (AU$ 4,000,000) in order to run the park and look after the pristine wilderness, hence its re-introduction.
The park covers 4,894,000 acres and has an abundance of spectacular wildlife Kakadu is not only listed as a site of natural beauty on the World Heritage list but also as a cultural site of interest. For over 40,000 years Aboriginal people have lived on the land making Kakadu the site of one of the worldâ€™s oldest continuous living cultures with rock paintings testifying this existence.