The Six Seasons of Kakadu

Kakakdu SeasonsThroughout the year, Kakadu’s landscapes undergo spectacular changes. Bininj/Mungguy recognise six different seasons, as well as subtle variations that signpost the transition from one season to another. This knowledge of nature is fundamental to the culture of Kakadu and its people. Bininj/Mungguy have lived with the changing landscape for tens of thousands of years, adapting and using the land for food, shelter and general well-being.

Yegge
Cool weather time, May to June. The wetlands are carpeted with water lilies. Drying winds and flowering Darwin woolly butt tell Bininj/Mungguy to patchwork

Wurrgeng
Early dry season, June to August Most creeks stop flowing and the floodplains quickly dry out. Magpie geese, fat and heavy after weeks of abundant food crowd the shrinking billabongs.

Gurrung
Hot dry season, August to October Hunting time for file snakes and long-necked turtles. White-breasted wood swallows arrive as thunderclouds build, signalling the return of Gunumeleng.

Gunumeleng
Pre-monsoon, October to December Streams begin to run, water birds spread out as surface water and new growth becomes widespread. Barramundi move from the waterholes downstream to the estuaries to breed.

Gudjewg
Monsoon, December to March. The heat and humidity generate an explosion of plant and animal life. Spear grass grows to over two metres tall and creates a silvery-green hue throughout the woodlands.

Banggerreng
Harvest time, April. Clear skies prevail, the vast expanses of floodwater recede and streams start to run clear. Most plants are fruiting and animals are caring for their young.

Visitor Information

Award Winning Architecture

Award Winning Architecture

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Kakadu National Park Info

Kakadu National Park Info

Kakadu National Park World Heritage Area It is situated in the Northern Territory of Australia 160kms from the major city of Darwin.

Jabiru Town

Jabiru Town

Jabiru is 250 kms from Darwin. Kakadu National Park management is located at the Bowali Visitors Centre 2.5 kms from Jabiru.

Kakadu Seasons

Kakadu Seasons

Here at Kakadu we recognise six different seasons, based on thousands of years of Aboriginal knowledge.

Where are we located?

Where are we located?

Anbinik Kakadu Resort is located in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park in the township of Jabiru.

Anbinik Kakadu Resort Location
83 Jabiru Drive, Jabiru,
Kakadu National Park,
Northern Territory,
Australia

Email: anbinik@kakadu.net.au

Telephone
Local: 08 8979 3144
International: +61 8 8979 3144

Fax:
Local: 08 8979 2176
International: +61 8 8979 2176