Kakadu National Park

In the dry season, hike into the heart of this spectacular gorge and stand in the escarpment’s shadow.

The walk takes you through monsoon forest and over boulders to a deep plunge pool or the family-friendly beach pool.

Tip: Some places are safer to swim than others. Some of the pools up on the escarpment, above the water falls, are less likely to be accessible to crocs. We go to lots of effort to clear certain areas of crocodiles, but they can move back in at any time.

If you are going to swim at these places, please be aware of the risks.

Reach via Jim Jim plunge pool 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

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  • 4WD essential

See the access report for more details.

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