Kakadu National Park

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