Kakadu National Park

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

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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

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  • 4WD essential

See the access report for more details.

Waterfall height

200 m