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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  • You hear that the road is bad etc but it's only the last 5 km. The rest is just corrugations. If you want to see water fall you should not in september, but (much) earlier. The walk from the parking lot to the water is nice, but note, not for beginners. The Lake is very beautiful and you can swim; you would not expect the water in such a hot country would stocking; It is freezing cold.
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  • Attention. 4WD required but, stubborn as I am, we did it by car! It does not pass when it rains too much, and be careful to the large bump... We had a break, so very low, and it is pass. Do not expect a road, it's really a 4 x 4 trail with sand, a hole, puddles, water crossings... At the end, 1 km walk, not very easy because of large rock to pass and swimming is not recommended because of possible sometimes sea water and freshwater crocodile. Stubborn... I bathed him and nothing. But the truth... The place is not unusual! And no cascade because too dry
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  • We went to Jim Jim Falls in the Dry season during 3 day tour through Kakadu. We took a 4WD bus down to the beginning of the hike in with our group of 14 and began our hike in at about 8am. The walk in...  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.
  • 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!
  • An amazing waterfall with a plunge pool that is fantastic for a swim

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