Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions

COVID-19 safety measures remain in place at Kakadu National Park. The Northern Territory Government has implemented a number of health directions to keep the community safe.

It is important for travellers to keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Australia as it is continually evolving. Read more.

NT Health also encourages visitors to the NT to protect themselves against mosquitoes due to the presence of Japanese encephalitis.

The colossal Jim Jim Falls is Kakadu’s biggest waterfall.

At 200m high it’s also taller than all the waterfalls at Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks in the Northern Territory.

During the tropical summer heavy rains fall across Kakadu submerging vast tracts of land and fuelling these massive falls. The only way to see Jim Jim during this time is by air.

As Kakadu moves into the dry season and Jim Jim dries up, it’s possible to walk through monsoon forest and over boulders to the base of the falls.

Here you’ll be struck by the enormity of the surrounding cliffs.

Reach it via the Jim Jim plunge pool walk.

Tip: Access is by 4WD only – check your car rental conditions before driving to Jim Jim Falls. Be cautious driving on dirt roads and view the Kakadu Access Report


Staying safe at Kakadu

We want you to have a fantastic holiday that’s memorable for all the right reasons. Kakadu is a wild place – here are our tips to help you be Crocwise and stay safe, particularly near waterways!

Please read our safety information

Site accessibility

  • 4WD essential

See the access report for more details.

Waterfall height

200 m