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Published on December 8th, 2009 | by


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 £12.50 (AU$25) fee, in 2004, has meant that the Northern Territory government has had to give the park £2,000,000 (AU$ 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 world’s oldest continuous living cultures with rock paintings testifying this existence.


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