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 many looking to take a spectacular photo or hoping for a refreshing dip.

Boasting a sandy beach and large clear pool at its base, a short walk up the escarpment takes you to a series of smaller rocky pools stretching up into the escarpment. This makes Gunlom a must see and a highlight on the Kakadu bucket list.


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