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. 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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  • Jim Jim Falls are truly impressive even when not flowing. The walk up the gorge is beautiful and fun, that is if you are reasonably fit and agile and up for some rock hopping and scrambling. A swim af...  more »
  • This was one of the stops on our 4WD day trip and the walk was interesting although the last clamber over boulders was a bit challenging. The water and beach was lovely and even had a bit of shade - a...  more »
  • We flew over Jim Jim falls in full water flow it was wonderful. I loved the whole Kakadu experience.  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
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