Kakadu National Park

Saturday 12 October 2019

Climb up to the Gunlom Falls plunge pool – an unforgettable natural infinity pool with views for miles across Kakadu.

After a short, steep climb up the escarpment, you’ll be rewarded with a great view of the southern hill and ridges. Another 100 metres along the track brings you to a series of rock pools and a small waterfall.

After changing in one of the many shady spots, take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear water. You might also want to capture that perfect photo of yourself sitting in the infinity pool at the edge of the falls.

Please be cautious while walking around the pools above the falls as the polished rock can be extremely slippery when wet.

Back in the picnic area you can use the free gas barbecues to cook up some lunch or take a two-minute walk through the paperbarks to a beach and another amazing plunge pool.

Download a PDF guide to the Gunlom area

The path to the first viewing spot and plunge pool is wheelchair accessible


Bring goggles or a mask and snorkel to look for rainbow fish in the plunge pools.


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


Type of walk

One way track

Walk grade

Moderate to difficult

Walk distance

0.5 km

Time required

30 minutes