Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions

COVID-19 safety measures remain in place at Kakadu National Park. The Northern Territory Government has implemented a number of health directions to keep the community safe.

It is important for travellers to keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Australia as it is continually evolving. Read more.

NT Health also encourages visitors to the NT to protect themselves against mosquitoes due to the presence of Japanese encephalitis.

The walk to the base of the gorge is currently closed for a major infrastructure upgrade. Experience the falls from above on the Twin Falls plateau walk.

Indulge your sense of adventure in the Jim Jim region, home to towering stone escarpments and mighty waterfalls.

This is a special place to connect with an ancient land and its Indigenous culture. Take your time to experience the peace and serenity of this remarkable landscape.

Waterfalls

This part of the park is home to the iconic Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls.

These spectacular waterfalls are best seen by air during the tropical summer, when heavy rains send huge volumes of water crashing into the gorge below. During the dry season, you can hike over boulders to the base of the falls.

Check our access report for the latest access information, updated daily.

Walks

Immerse yourself in rugged natural surroundings as you navigate challenging walking tracks to the Arnhem Land plateau.

Jim Jim Falls features a 2 km return walk through monsoon forest and over boulders to a deep pool. The waterfall flows from the start of the tropical summer until mid-July.

The walk to the base of Twin Falls gorge is currently closed for a major infrastructure upgrade. However you can experience the falls from above on the Twin Falls plateau walk – a challenging 6 km return hike with jaw-dropping views down into the gorge and across to remote, unspoilt wilderness.

Camping

Spend the night at the nearby Karnamarr campground, which has great views of the Arnhem Land escarpment.

Tours

The area can be accessed on a guided tour with friendly, experienced guides. Day tours are available departing from Cooinda.

Visitor guide

Download the guide to Jim Jim and Twin Falls

Jim Jim/Twin Falls region map

Map of Jim Jim and Twin Falls region

Staying safe at Kakadu

We want you to have a fantastic holiday that’s memorable for all the right reasons. Kakadu is a wild place – here are our tips to help you be Crocwise and stay safe, particularly near waterways!

Please read our safety information