Kakadu National Park

Walk to paradise! Hike through monsoon forest and along a sandy and rocky creek to a small waterfall and large, clear plunge pool.

The pool is surrounded by escarpments, adding to the delightfully secluded sensation.

Enjoy your surroundings while having a picnic lunch, and don’t forget to take plenty of water.


As you walk listen to the friar birds, stop along the way and look out for the elusive rainbow pitta.

Take goggles and a snorkel to look beneath the water at the array of freshwater fish swimming around in the plunge pool.


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

Site accessibility

  • Tick icon Open today - Maguk plunge pool and campground open. Follow walking track markers. Walking trail to the top remains closed.

See the access report for more details.


Type of walk

Return track

Walk grade


Walk distance

2 km

Time required

1 hour 30 minutes