Swimming at Maguk
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…