The different Habitats of Kakadu

The different Habitats of Kakadu

Within the vast landscapes of Kakadu, there are six main landforms. Each landform and the habitats it contains has a range of plants and animals. As you move through Kakadu, take the time to explore and appreciate the diversity of the areas you visit - each one is truly unique.

Savanna Woodlands making up nearly 80 per cent of Kakadu.

Monsoon forests occur in small, isolated patches.

The Southern Hills appear in the south of Kakadu are the result of millions of years of erosion.

sandstone escarpment Dominant in the Arnhem Land Plateau.

coastal and estuarine areas take up almost 500 square kilometres of Kakadu

Floodplains undergo dramatic seasonal changes. Following wet season rains, a sea of shallow freshwater spreads over the plains for hundreds of square kilometres. As the floodplains start to dry, waterbirds and crocodiles seek refuge in the remaining wet areas such as Yellow Water.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.Based on a work at Wikitravel.org & Traveldudes.org.