Today you head out to explore Australia's largest national park, World Heritage-listed Kakadu, to discover rugged escarpments, 20,000-year-old rock art galleries, rainforest and spectacular waterfalls. Drive 59 kilometres (37 miles) south-east of Darwin and break the journey with a Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tour, on which you can do a bush tucker walk, learn to play a didgeridoo and try basket weaving. It's just another 18 kilometres (11 miles) drive to Window on the Wetlands, which offers 270-degree views of the Adelaide River wetlands. These are flooded during the wet season (November to April) and baked during the dry (May to October). Interactive displays explain the wetlands' habitat, wildlife and Aboriginal history. Nearby, board a one hour Jumping Crocodile Cruise (dry season) on the Adelaide River to get close to saltwater crocs. Drive 193 kilometres (120 miles) to Jabiru township and visit the Aboriginal rock shelter-inspired Bowali Visitor Centre, designed by Pritzker award-winning Australian architect Glenn Murcutt around a billabong and dry creek bed. Admire a skeleton of an enormous saltwater crocodile, find out about Kakadu tours and check road conditions. (The trip outlined here can be done in a 2WD vehicle during the dry season but is always subject to current weather conditions.) Check in to the Aboriginal-owned Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, built in the shape of a saltwater crocodile, whose belly in this case is a tree-shaded swimming pool. Drive 43 kilometres (27 miles) to Ubirr (the road access can get a little soggy so check conditions beforehand). Follow the signposted one kilometre (0.6 mile) walk to see remarkable rock art depicting the rainbow serpent as well as a wide range of X-ray art. Then take the 250 metre (820 foot) climb to Nadab Lookout on the escarpment for a spectacular sunset wetlands panorama. Back at the Crocodile Hotel go to the Ochre Art Gallery to visit artist-in-residence Selone Djandjomerr, a Kunwinjku artist who grew up in Kakadu. He shares his cultural knowledge with guests as well as creating works of art for sale. Enjoy Top End staples such as crocodile, kangaroo and barramundi at the Escarpment Restaurant.