As in the movie, Crocodile Dundee?
Yes. It’s been 30 years since the classic was released.Filmed primarily in the Northern Territory Kakadu National ParkAs well as Queensland’s Cloncurry and New York City, the film changed Australia’s tourism industry. Following the film’s release, lead actor Paul Hogan starred in a series of commercials for the Australian Tourism Commission in the UK and US.
What impact did the film have on Australia’s Northern Territory?
The state saw fans flock there in droves. Visitor numbers to Kakadu have grown by 35% annually since the late 1980s, reaching a peak of 240,000 visitors in 1994. The 1988 sequel, Crocodile Dundee IIalso mainly shot in red centerin Kakadu and Arnhem Land.
Port Douglas, Queensland (Shutterstock)
How can I follow in Dundee’s footsteps?
Northern Territory is full of adventure. Visit Kakadu, Australia’s largest national park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to the Bininj and Mungguy people, it has the largest collection of Aboriginal rock art in the country (over 5,000 sites). In Ubirr you can visit galleries like Dundee did in the movies.
Plus, take a dip in Gunlom Falls, one of Kakadu’s many waterfall lagoons and one of its specialties – you’ll find there are some really amazing views. In Arnhem Land, sail along the East Crocodile River to see the largest saltwater crocodile in the area. Bird lovers can keep an eye out for the red goshawk and the colorful gourd finches. See our guide to the fantastic wildlife of the Northern Territory.
Kakadu National Park (Shutterstock).
What else needs to be done?
Well, there are unbelievable Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Alice Springs For starters.After that Darwin, the only tropical city in Ozand Litchfield National Park, filled with lagoons, two-metre termite mounds and towering sandstone plateaus.you might even Meet Crocodile Dundee in real life when you are there…
North of Darwin are the Aboriginal Tiwi Islands, where you can Learn about Aboriginal culture and crafts. If you like truly epic adventures, choose road of discovery (aka the Stuart Highway), which will take you all the way to Adelaide, South Australia. If you prefer a softer adventure, seek a little luxury – There’s a lot here for every type of traveler.time to dust off Crocodile Dundee DVD and get inspired…
Main image: Litchfield National Park (Shutterstock)