Kakadu National Park

Yurmikmik walks are a series of interconnected walking tracks that provide a wonderful wet season experience.

The individual walks are:

Boulder Creek walk

2 km return

If you don’t fancy the longer hikes, Boulder Creek is a nice little wet season walk where you may find banded fruit doves and spangled drongos.

Take a refreshing dip in the small rock pools in the gorge.

Yurmikmik lookout walk

5 km return

A Kakadu favourite that trails through lush, shady monsoon forest and ends with a swim under a waterfall.

This walk follows the Motor Car Falls track, and a slight incline takes you to a lovely view over the South Alligator catchment and the southern hills and ridges.

Motor Car Falls

7.5 km return

Another great wet season walk, this hike along an old exploration track takes you through the southern hills and ridges.

Be on the lookout for antilopine wallaroos, red-tailed black cockatoos, finches (including Gouldian finches), hooded parrots and lorikeets.

In the last 300 metres through the monsoon forest to the plunge pool you may see golden orb spiders and azure kingfishers. At the end, reward yourself with a refreshing swim under the waterfall.

Kurrundie Falls

11 km return

A further 1.2 km past the turn off to Motor Car Falls, this walk is perfect for the adventurous traveller. You can have a swim at Motor Car Falls and Boulder Creek on the return walk.

An early start is definitely recommended for this one. You’ll need a permit to walk in Kurrundie Falls.

Park notes

Download our PDF guide to the Yurmikmik area

Detailed map

Map of Yurmikmik Walks


You’ll need a permit to bushwalk or camp here

You can apply for a camping permit here. Or if you require a permit for Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) click here. Please allow seven days for processing.

For more information please contact the permits officer on +61 (08) 8938 1140 or at kakadu.permits@awe.gov.au

Site accessibility

  • Tick icon Open today - 4WD recommended

See the access report for more details.