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Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park

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by Kevin Liepins (subscribe)
A lover of Brisbane, the wonderful Wynnum Manly Bayside, and and the beautiful Scenic Rim. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky places and events in my own backyard.
Published October 24th 2019
Best Swimming in the Top End?
Looking for a secluded swimming spot in the Top End? Head to Jim Jim Falls in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park for a swimming experience like no other in the Northern Territory.

Jim Jim Falls
Nature's Sculpture Park


Surrounded three sides by towering rocks in this amazing gorge, you swim and feel at one with nature.

Jim Jim Falls Beach
Inland beach at Jim Jim Falls


Quite unexpected is a beach at the foot of the gorge, that is unlike any you will see on a crowded coastal beach.

Jim Jim Falls
Rocky walk to Jim Jim Falls


A rocky path leads from the car path, with marked arrows leading you to scramble over large boulders with the reward of a cooling swim.

Don't expect any water over the falls themselves as this is only evident in the Wet Season with access not possible. The cooling waters, views and exclusivity make up for any loss.

Jim Jim Falls @ Kakadu National Park
Jim Jim Falls @ Kakadu National Park


Nature's sculpture park is aptly evident at the foot of Jim Jim Falls. The indigenous name from the local Kundjeyhmi is andjimdjim, means 'water pandanus' which are evident along the walk.

Jim Jim Falls
Jim Jim Falls


Temperatures can get very hot so best to set out early and enjoy the lagoon to yourself. Jim Jim Falls is located in the heart of Kakadu National Park off the Kakadu Highway and near the Coorinda resort and township. Only 4WD vehicles are allowed.

Check the National Park website for more details and how to obtain a park permit.
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Why? Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu National Park
When: Accessible Apr-Oct/Nov
Where: Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu National Park
Cost: National Park permit required
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Just one of the beautiful places at Kakadu.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7509) 41 days ago
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