hey, my partner and I are going on a 7 day trip thru Kakadu, we r camping and it will be pre-monsoon season? safe?????
we are basically doing the bush camping thing as its only $5 pp. I'm so excited about the storms but does anyone have any advice about how to keep safe. cheers
Pre monsoon is pretty safe... Just dry and hot so bring plenty of water. Avoid all billabongs or waterholes unless you check with rangers first (most likely infested with crocs) and full of mosquitos... Dont camp near billabongs as mosquito levels are crazy.... Made that mistake once and it was the worst nights sleep ever... Bring deet if can get it almost 8 years ago
I've just been in the NT myself, with the world nomads.com travel documentary scholarship winner. W found plenty of croc tracks on the beaches and even came across a dead one that was 4 and a half meters (they think it may have eaten a cane toad). We were camping well back from the beach, but early in the morning if you went down to the water and sat and watched for a while you could see one of the buggers cruising along. Very scary.
Check with rangers before you head out and get the latest information. Always observe the warning signs at billabongs and never ever take a risk.
Here's a scary fact I learned from the rangers: the croc will wait until you bend over - to wash your face or clean a fish, or fill a bucket - then go for your head. It is a horrible way to go. Don't put yourself at risk. almost 8 years ago