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 is a 45 minute drive from Coolinda, along a badly corrugated unsurfaced road. Upon reaching JIm Jim there is a further 1 km hike along a track strewn with boulders of all sizes. Walking ...  more »
  • Access to the falls is feet along the edge of the River, the Jim Jim creek. It is a pretty walk. After about 1 km walk in the rocks, we reached a kind of sandy beach lined with colourful cliffs. At this time of the year there was not enough water to supply the falls but the place is still very pretty. We bathed. The first water is full of fish and has a very pleasant temperature. The water is clear, simply to pay attention to the rocks which outcrop in some places. In the back of the throat, there where fall falls in the wet season, there is a second body of water. The water is very deep, in the shade and much colder. We did a little Board for the site which is beautiful, but the water temperature quickly made us regain the edge and the Sun!
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  • This is one of the highlights for many travellers to the region. We had booked to go out in a 4wd to visit the falls but because of unseasonal rain this month many of the roads are closed. The next be...  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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