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. A visit to Maguk Gorge represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kakadu National Park road trip planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • October 6, 2017
    Enjoyable and adventurous walk to the gorge. Over rocks, sand and uneven terrain so good shoes are very welcome. Once at the gorge it is as beautiful as the photos and water is lovely. Didn't bring a ...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    After a 10 km corrugated gravel road park the car and walk to the gorge. The initial track is easy but the rocks you clamber over just before the gorge require sure footedness. Swim in the gorge and l...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    This place was a hidden gem recommended by the ranger at garammar camp ground. It was the best swimming hole we had visited where we did not have to trek for over an hour. Nice place.  more »

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