Jarrangbarnmi walk (Koolpin Gorge)
Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin) gorge is a stunning gorge hidden in the southern region of Kakadu.
Take a short walk to sparkling plunge pools and waterfalls at the start of the gorge or explore 2 km up the gorge without a bushwalking permit.
Do not miss a swim in one of the waterholes above the creek. It’s an unforgettable way to spend a day surrounded by rugged cliffs and lush greenery.
Beautiful and fragile, Jarrangbarnmi is home to some particularly rare species. The hooded parrot is only found in the hilly and dry open forest and woodland country of this area. It nests in termite mounds where its eggs are incubated.
Keep an eye out for the brightly coloured Gouldian finch and the barrk (black wallaroo).
Saltwater crocodiles are found in the creek alongside the campground and vegetation pool, so don’t swim or collect water in either. Please pay attention to all signage and permit conditions.
Jarrangbarnmi was created by the Jawoyn creation ancestors. The name comes from the Jawoyn words ‘jarrang’, meaning flood or big water flow, and ‘barn’, meaning rift or gap.
Bush camping is available beside Koolpin Creek. Access is by permit only. Apply for your permit well in advance to avoid missing out.
You’ll need a permit to bushwalk or camp here
For more information please contact the permits officer on +61 (08) 8938 1140 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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