Maguk Gorge, Kakadu National Park

(4.8/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Featuring the only waterfall inside Kakadu National Park that flows even when there’s no rainfall, Maguk Gorge is part of a large World Heritage-listed area. A natural pool forms at the base of the steep gorge, with calm waters surrounded by lush native vegetation. This irresistible swimming spot attracts thousands of visitors each year, arriving here after an exciting climb up a rustic trail. Camping areas with basic toilet facilities, as well as picnic tables and barbecues, are available nearby. Adventurous travelers can also choose a 4WD tour in and around the area. Keep in mind that freshwater crocodiles often live in natural pools such as this one, and although they are usually shy around people, they should not be disturbed or approached. Plan to visit Maguk Gorge and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kakadu National Park attractions using our Kakadu National Park holiday planner.
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  • The pool beneath MAGUK FALLS was pristine when we 20 or so travelers on TERRITORY EXPEDITION’S 2 DAY KAKADU WET SEASON TOUR called in on a lovely sunny day in mid November. It hadn’t rained much at al...  more »
  • The trail through the gorge is a beautiful hike, it takes you through the water runs and dry rock beds. Multiple warning signs for saltwater crocodiles can be seen around the river beds and swimming h...  more »
  • Beautiful place, beautiful water, you might want to go there. You can bathe. Quite a nice handle to the Maguk Gorge, really worth it
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