Kakadu National Park

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

After a short but 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 the series of rock pools and a small waterfall, where there are plenty of shady spots to change.

Take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear water, perhaps have that perfect photo taken while 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.)

Once you have returned to the picnic area use the free gas barbecues to cook up some lunch, or take a two minute walk through the paperbarks to the beach for a dip in another amazing plunge pool!


Don’t forget goggles and a snorkel to look for rainbow fish in the plunge pools.

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


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

30 minutes