Kakadu National Park

This open, sunny plunge pool, surrounded by escarpments, is perfect for a day of swimming and relaxing.

The idyllic tropical rock pool, hidden away from the world by Kakadu’s cliffs, is screened by paperbarks, bamboo and water pandanus.

After a 1 km bushwalk over boulders to the plunge pool, enjoy a picnic on the sandy shoreline, then lie back and let your cares drift away to the sound of the waterfall.

Tip: The clear waters of Maguk have several species of fish so it may be worth bringing some swimming goggles and snorkel.

Reach via Maguk 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

  • Tick icon Open today
  • 4WD essential

See the access report for more details.


Nearest campground