Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions apply

Travellers need to keep up-to-date with where they can travel and which areas have been declared COVID-19 hotspots, as the COVID-19 situation in Australia is continually evolving.

All visitors need to ensure that they are complying with the current travel restrictions in place by the Northern Territory Government.

A very challenging walk, perfect for experienced bushwalkers to enjoy some stunning views above the Jim Jim Falls escarpment.

This marked day walk branches off the Jim Jim Falls plunge pool track. It’s a very steep, difficult walk through the rugged stone country typical of the Arnhem Land Plateau, and not for the inexperienced bushwalker.


Once you reach the plateau you may find barrk (black wallaroo, a macropod only found in Kakadu), chestnut-quilled rock-pigeons and sandstone shrike-thrushes. Keep an eye on the sky as you may spot a peregrine falcon or black-breasted buzzard soaring.

Access: June to October. Check seasonal access in the Kakadu road report.

Barrk Marlam walk isn't open right now.

Current status: Seasonal closure.


Beat the heat

Heat stress and dehydration are very real dangers here. Take simple steps to keep you and your family safe. Temperatures are considered extreme once it reaches 36 degrees Celsius or above.

Walk in the cooler parts of the day (before 11.00 am)

Carry and drink at least one litre of water per person per hour

Take frequent breaks to eat healthy snacks

Carry a first aid kit on long bushwalks

Site accessibility

  • Cross icon Not open today - Seasonal closure

See the access report for more details.

Type of walk

Return track

Walk grade


Walk distance

6 km

Time required

5 hours