Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, all visitors need to ensure that they are complying with the current travel restrictions in place by the Northern Territory Government.

One of Kakadu’s big two waterfalls, Twin Falls gorge has a split cascade that plunges from a 150 m high cliff face into a deep pool.

In the dry season, the waterfall slows to a trickle and you can walk right to the base of the imposing escarpment.

Along the way ancient secrets of the escarpment will be revealed and amazing aquatic life in the crystal clear waters highlighted. After you dock, a stroll along the floating boardwalk showcases the grandeur of the falls.

You should pack a picnic lunch and soak up the atmosphere on the white sandy beach at the base of the gorge.

Access to Twin Falls gorge in the dry season is by road, boat shuttle service and a walking track over boulders, sand and a boardwalk.

The boat shuttle departs every 15 minutes between 7.30 am and 4.30 pm. The cruise up the gorge takes about 10 minutes and costs $12.50 per adult (children under 16 are free).

Access isn’t possible during the wet season due to flooding but scenic flights are a great way to see the falls in full flow while taking in Kakadu’s vast landscape.

Tip: You’ll need a 4WD with a snorkel to cross Jim Jim Creek and access Twin Falls gorge. Check your car rental conditions before driving off-road. Be cautious driving on dirt roads and view the Kakadu Access Report

Twin Falls gorge isn't open right now, but it's expected to reopen on Wednesday 18 August 2021.

Current status: Closed due to major infrastructure upgrade.


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

  • Cross icon Not open today - Closed due to major infrastructure upgrade
  • 4WD essential

Forecast to reopen

18 August 2021

See the access report for more details.

Waterfall height

150 m

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