Day 7 of Australia Adventure -Kakadu National Park - April 23th 2010

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Ticket for our flight tour over Kakadu National park

Day 7 of Australia Adventure -Kakadu  National Park   - April 23th 2010

Get up early this morning and head down to restaurant for a good continental bk of cold cereal and some toast, not bad really.
Then we all get on to the bus as a few of us are doing a morning excursion of a flight over Kakadu National Park. We are missing Jeremy and Danielle right that morning as they did party it up really hard last night and probably slept in. So unfortunately after someone knocked on their door and no answer, we had to leave without them. We make it to the local airport and the ones who are doing the flight are myself, Carin, Lauren and Brian, also we bring Kettle with us for a ride as well. We take off and do the tour of several more areas of Kakadu National Parking. See many rock formations, and many exciting waterfalls on this trip.

a fancy bird
The pilot gives us a history lesson of each area of how it relates to the local Aboriginals. The best way to see the famous Kakadu National Parking with limited time. We finally land in the plane and meet up again with the rest of the Contiki crew. We jet off towards a history lesson to a museum called the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Here the family structures are learned about and many things about the local wildlife in the local areas.
From here we make our way to the nearby wetlands for a wildlife cruise on the Alligator river.  It is a small boat with a roof for protection from the hot sun, almost everyone does this one. On the boat cruise we see many types of great plant life and animals. Get to see a crocodile up close, who was sleeping and various types of birds. Some of the birds seen are Kingfishers and some white birds and lots of water.
our plane for the flight over Kakadu National Park

We then after the cruise make it to the nearby campsite for a lunch stop, some people go for a swim. My lunch today was 2 apples and a slice of bread, a good budget. On route back to Alligator we play a contest on the bus. We all put suckers into our mouths and see who can hold it the longest. I lasted towards the end but had nothing left, so I think the person who won was Nicky who got a prize of some candy or something. Then it was back to the hotel, for a relaxing afternoon. Spend the rest of the afternoon swimming in the hotel pool and just taking it all in. Later in the evening, we go for dinner in the hotel bar area to which served is a buffet of pizza and pasta, quite good. Then a few drinks later from hotel bar of VB, then later was some room party in room 350 or somewhere. A few crazy local people there, including some strange guy who wasn�t part of Contiki who tried to climb the wall and eat the curtain, weird people.
Anyways that is the conclusion of this day and onward to the next day of great adventure.

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a fancy bird
a fancy bird
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our plane for the flight over Kak…
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bird on the run way
Lauren decided to bring Mr. T along
Lauren decided to bring Mr. T along
Mr. T all safely  in his seat
Mr. T all safely in his seat
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view of plane cockpit
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my view from the wing
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us taking off in the plane
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flying over that airport
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view of an amazing water fall
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that amazing water fall
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amazing water fall
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another amazing waterfall
another amazing waterfall
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further away from water fall
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another neat waterfall
another neat waterfall
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uranium mine
uranium mine
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group photo with Mr. T
group photo with Mr. T
our swamp boat tour
our swamp boat tour
boarding the boat
boarding the boat
what the boat looked like
what the boat looked like
going down the river
going down the river
part of Contiki on the boat
part of Contiki on the boat
proof of being there
proof of being there
boat ahead of us
boat ahead of us
water level
water level
swamp tree
swamp tree
neat tree
neat tree
trees growing out of the water
trees growing out of the water
big white bird
big white bird
bird in the marsh
bird in the marsh
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tree
calm water
calm water
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bird in the tree
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
kingfisher
kingfisher
king fisher
king fisher
nice water
nice water
lili padsb
lili padsb
bird on tree
bird on tree
nice water
nice water
interesting flowers dont u think
interesting flowers don't u think
more flowers
more flowers
bird in the tree
bird in the tree
another bird
another bird
interesting tree
interesting tree
crocodile sleeping
crocodile sleeping
crocodile sleeping
crocodile sleeping
crocodile sleeping
crocodile sleeping
crocodile sleeping
crocodile sleeping
our group in the boat
our group in the boat
birds
birds
some film crew
some film crew
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silly sucker game
silly sucker game
Brian, Christoph at some room party
Brian, Christoph at some room party
crazy room hotel party
crazy room hotel party
Lucy and crazy Fiona
Lucy and crazy Fiona
Lucy dancing it up
Lucy dancing it up
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random photos
some weirdo
some weirdo
Nammi
Nammi
Lucy
Lucy
group going crazy
group going crazy
Naomi with her camera
Naomi with her camera
free coffee for bus drivers
free coffee for bus drivers
walking to a sign of Kakadu
walking to a sign of Kakadu
Dean with Mr T
Dean with Mr T
the endless road
the endless road
in the middle of the road
in the middle of the road
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a morning break stop. $9 for Coca…
Kakadu National Park
photo by: Biedjee