I didn't really know what to expect of Kakadu I only knew that it was where Crocodile Dundie was mainly filmed and that is was beautiful. But I was in for so much more than just nice views and Hikes. What I didn't realise was that Kakadu has something magical and spiritual about it. Sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a way that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand on end.I certainly walked away having an even greater respect for the Aboriginal owners of this land who have lived and cared for it for more than 50,000 years. The Bininj Mungguy people have so much respect and knowledge of the land in this area. The world heritage listed park covers almost 20,000 sq km of landscape that is ever changing depending on the season. It goes from being scorched and desolate to flooded and abundant. Billabongs full of Saltwater Crocs, one-quarter of Australia's freshwater and estuarine fish species, to one-third of Australia's bird species and also 10,000 species of insects. So much to see and experience. With Rock art up to 20,000 years old, this is one of the longest historical records of any group of people in the world and the amazing thing is they are there on the rocks in front of you, not in a museum behind glass. The act of painting is actually more significant than the paintings themselves for the Aboriginal people so a lot of the older paintings were painted over by new ones. Each painting had meaning and stories behind them they were all put there to teach lessons, teach children and adults right from wrong. There have been an incredible 5,000 of these sites discovered in Kakadu, many not for us to see. There are sacred sites meant only for men and some only for women. Some are thought to be very dangerous to visit as there stories are not meant for everyone to see. There are even pictures of the first encounter with white fellas, one where the white fella's has his hands on his hips bossing them all around! Well how surprising, that sounds about right! Its a shame they didn't do more listening and learning things could have been so different. The heat was a challenge at times being 38 everyday and very humid. Thankfully there were many beautiful Rockholes to swim in at the end of most hikes. In that heat it was hard to stay hydrated enough and we really struggled to get in as much as we would have normally liked to have done. Overall I feel like Kakadu is a place you don't just go to see but a place you go to feel and listen as there is so much to learn here.