Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park

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See the largest waterfall in Kakadu National Park, the Jim Jim Falls. The near vertical cliffs form a spectacular, steep 200 m (660 ft) drop for water that overflows from the rocky plateau top’s creeks and rivers onto floodplains below. In this dry and harsh environment, water volume varies from dramatic fall to a trickle in the dry season. You can access the falls only during the dry season and by 4WD. Camp in the area near to Jim Jim to see why the isolated and remote falls made it to the World Heritage List. Plan to see Jim Jim Falls and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kakadu National Park sightseeing planner.
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  • September 26, 2017
    What a walk to get to the end, a hard rough hike over lots of rocks but well worth the hike. We also stayed at the garamarra camp ground and that was great, a bit rough but great with the ranger telli...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    56 km of gravel road but only the last 6 km are 4wd .Walk to the beach pool and plunge pool are easy enough - about 50 min . Remember the falls typically dry up during the dry but it is still DEFINITE...  more »
  • September 1, 2017
    Very nice hike, although the waterfall is dry, the road is precious, but at some points it is a little picky, I would not recommend it for everyone. The beach which at the end is beautiful.
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  • July 11, 2017
    Only three star review so far, here's why: Whilst the place is beautiful there's much nicer places to visit and warmer swimming throughout Kakadu. Jim Jim's water was freezing cold. The camp grounds were great (10/10) with hot showers, fire places and good parking however the walk to Jim Jim falls said it was 1km, It felt like 2kms and was over some seriously rocky terrain -obviously shoes are required. Compared to the other places I've visited I did not think 'WOW!' and struggled to spend more than an hour there.
  • August 17, 2017
    The camp ground and amenities were in good condition and well maintained. The walk to the falls were a medium change to the average person (some rocky sections). Could be worth a stay for a couple of nights.
  • August 12, 2016
    Nice 4wd to reach site and great bushwalk to falls. Choose your season to visit; mid-late dry season sees no falls, only plunge pool. Beautiful though.
  • September 2, 2016
    4wd in. (2 hours from Cooinda) Challenging hike 1hr but not super difficult. End result is amazing! An incredible swim beneath falls and the 2nd pool is great too. (Dry season) Bring lots of water/drinks and food. Be careful on rocks especially the boulders at end. Enjoy!
  • October 8, 2016
    An amazing waterfall with a plunge pool that is fantastic for a swim

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