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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  • July 2017: Awesome, spectacular and definitely worth the hike in. Wear comfortable walking shoes in and change into those slip on aqua booties or old joggers for the walk across the rocks and in to th...  more »
  • A lovely walk to Jim Jim, a bit of scrambling included, when you get there it is peaceful and a gorgeous little beach with stunning water. It has a shallow and a deeper pool but both are a must see!  more »
  • Viewed these falls from a light plane - pretty impressive with good flow of water at this time of the wet season.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice bush drive to the falls. The walking track to the beach and base of the falls were abit challenging for an unfit member of our party. It would have been great to see water over the falls if we had come a little later in the season. Still worth the effort just make sure you have good foot wear and water.
  • 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!

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