TRAVEL
10/23/2014 07:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Australia's Kakadu National Park Looks Like A Real-Life Wonderland

As winter is approaching here in the United States, we're looking for a warmer hideaway before the first snowfall.

A likely choice? Australia, where it's currently warm and a lovely time to visit Kakadu National Park. To be fair, monsoon season is sort of around the corner, but there are still a few weeks to take in this beautiful scenery.

kakadu

Encompassing more than 7,000 square miles of land, Kakadu is roughly half the size of Switzerland. A fiercely protected World Heritage Site, Australia's largest national park is a breathtaking expanse of waterfalls and jagged rocks.

Kakadu has an extraordinary amount of wildlife. Use caution among the many crocodiles -- there have been devastating reports about the crocs attacking visitors.

kakadu

kakadu

The park's land is joint-managed by Australia's Director of National Parks and the Aboriginal traditional owners, who have called Kakadu home for more than 50,000 years, and continue to live there. The park's rich history comes alive in the many cave drawings and rock carvings that are from a really long time ago. According to the Australia Parks website, "the Aboriginal people are called Bininj in the north of the park and Mungguy in the south."

kakadu

Take a look at the stunning scenery below. You might find yourself booking a ticket in no time.

kakadu

kakadu

kakadu

h/t Lonely Planet

HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

PHOTO GALLERY
Kate Middleton, Prince William Tour Australia And New Zealand
CONVERSATIONS