Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park

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Water Body Waterfall
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. Make Jim Jim Falls a centerpiece of your Kakadu National Park vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kakadu National Park trip itinerary planner.
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  • It takes about half an hour to walk into the falls/pool area from the car park. The walk is not going to be possibly for people with mobility issues. Frequent climbing over rocks with some large gaps ...  more »
  • Jim Jim Falls are only suitable for people who are happy to basically rockclimb over boulders for 40 minutes each way, to discover the pools is almost inaccessible and the water dirty. Blame it on the...  more »
  • The waterfall wasn't really flowing when we were there as it was the dry season. The plunge pool was FREEZING and there were quite a few people swimming. The walk to get to the pool isn't strenuous un...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Me and my friends Jim & Jim went here. Was great.

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