Kakadu National Park

Saturday 12 October 2019

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.

Read more to stay safe when swimming

Site accessibility

  • 4WD recommended


Nearest campground