Gunlom Waterfall Creek, Kakadu National Park

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Cool off with a dip in Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Sitting at the base of Gunlom Falls, a 30-m (100-ft) waterfall in Kakadu National Park, the natural infinity pool provides expansive views over the park's verdant hills. Walk up to the site on a steep path, taking anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. You can go all the way to the top of the falls, which run as a trickle during dry spells and roar after rains, for the most commanding views. The pool makes a cameo in Crocodile Dundee, but no crocodiles actually reside here. Visit at sunset for the most striking scenery. Before you visit Kakadu National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • The climb to the top is very steep and over lots of rocks but worth every bead of sweat as the views are magnificent. The pools and fall at the top are a wonderful reward for the climb up. I have been...  more »
  • The photos do not said much to me. We have more mountain than water. But the Kakadu PN pleasantly surprised us. It was for us the best of the trip. Don't see just people, their roads straight, solitary, eternal and rojas, the trees with their mostly charred trunks and their splendid green glasses, its crocodiles and their rich fauna, until the shortage of fuel, accommodation, restaurants and supply stores make Kakadu a unique destination where the natural pools charge special prominence, especially in an arid terrain where temperatures can reach 50 degrees as it was our case in October. The road is long, so plan rather than a minimum time you have left to take a dip, and if you can, more!. Reserve half a day at least coming out soon where stays! At the bottom there are signs indicating that although the rangers put traps for crocodiles, they cannot guarantee that you any, exempting liability. The waters are dark, so it gives some uncertainty. The walls make stop, so if one gets while in the water... give you for humpback whales. I have not read anywhere that there there attacks (nor looked for much of the issue), but when we saw the darkness of the water prefer to climb to the top where we knew that there was. The ascent is not difficult, but carries comfortable shoes because you have to upload all the time and there are rocks all the way. The pool is very nice. Smaller than than I imagined. Lean to peak and see the entire landscape is a reward. The ideal temperature. We climbed higher up where there were other pools, but already gave us no time for another dip and we had to get off.
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  • The hike to the top of the gorge to get to the pools is quite difficult and there are many many flies which pester you constantly. But it is all worth it when you get to the top. There are amazing poo...  more »
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  • This is one of the best places in Kakadu for swimming. The views while you swim in the natural infinity pool are something you will remember forever. The gravel road in can be a bit hit and miss. Depends on if they have graded it recently but if not it can add more than 20 minutes to your trip. Take it easy and you will be fine
  • Picturesque and worth a visit. Great spot for a picnic on the grass or the tables provided. Relax and have a swim. Easy access with amenities.
  • Large swimming plunge pool at the bottom, a steep walk to the top that you would not miss! Beautiful swimming holes with a couple of waterfalls. Amazing views from the top over Kakadu!
  • Gunlom is worth a stay for 2 nights, good amenities and camp grounds. Nice area at the falls to swim with the walk being very easy.
  • Hard climb to the top but totally worth it. Best experience in Kakadu. I'm not fit but still made it. MUST DO! Can do in 2wd bit bumpy.

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