Maguk Gorge, Kakadu National Park

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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 crystal waters of Maguk Gorge are beautifully framed by the red cliffs that surround. It is a must do when visiting Kakadu national parks  more »
  • The walk into the gorge was a bit of an adventure its self. We had to cross a creek with the most beautiful bronze coloured stones. The pathway was flooded in one section so the shoes came off and we ...  more »
  • Don't miss this spot! It's a fairly easy hike, and once you're there it's very pretty and the water is perfect for swimming. You can swim easily to the falls themselves and there are rock ledges all a...  more »

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