Kakadu National Park

Saturday 12 October 2019

This picturesque waterfall is one of the finest in Kakadu, and one of the most popular.

Its cascading waters and pristine plunge pools attract people looking for a refreshing dip (or just some spectacular photographs).

From the sandy beach and large clear pool at the base, a short, steep walk takes you to a series of smaller rocky pools stretching up into the escarpment.

Gunlom is a must-see and a highlight of everyone’s Kakadu bucket list.

Download the guide to the Gunlom area


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

  • 4WD recommended


Waterfall height

85 m

Nearest campground