Swimming at Gunlom.
The Gunlom walking track to the lookout and pools above the falls is closed at the request of the Traditional Owners until further notice.
Please do not attempt to access these areas.
Gunlom plunge pool, day use area and campground are open to all visitors.
Thanks for your understanding.
Gunlom is one of Kakadu’s most magical places, where gorgeous plunge pools combine with spectacular views to create some of the park’s most picturesque vistas.
There is a large crystal clear plunge pool at the base of the falls and spectacular smaller pools at the top.
A short hike up the cliff path brings you to panoramic views of the southern reaches of the park. Walk a little further and you’ll find plunge pools at the top of Gunlom Falls and discover nature’s finest infinity pool.
Slip into the cool fresh water for a luxurious dip surrounded by idyllic tropical scenery.
When you’ve had enough, recline on the warm rocks and gaze out over southern Kakadu where lush landscape meets endless blue sky.
Tip: Please be cautious while walking around the pools above the falls as the polished rock can be slippery.
Reach via Gunlom Falls walk.
Be Crocwise: Swimming
- Ensure you observe all safety signs, and be aware that whenever you are near water in the park, there is a risk of crocs!
- Kakadu has Crocodile Management Zones to minimise risk to humans. Even in these zones you should be cautious.
- Crocodile warning signs and Crocodile Management Zones are not found everywhere.
Get travel advice from the experts
Take the worry out of trip planning with expert tips from Kakadu rangers.
Take the first step
A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single click.
Enter your email to get free trip planning advice from Kakadu rangers.