Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park

4.5
#2 of 19 in Parks in Kakadu National Park
See the largest waterfall in Kakadu National Park, the Jim Jim Falls. The near vertical cliffs form a spectacular, steep 200 m (660 ft) drop for water that overflows from the rocky plateau top’s creeks and rivers onto floodplains below. In this dry and harsh environment, water volume varies from dramatic fall to a trickle in the dry season. You can access the falls only during the dry season and by 4WD. Camp in the area near to Jim Jim to see why the isolated and remote falls made it to the World Heritage List. Plan to see Jim Jim Falls and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kakadu National Park sightseeing planner.
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  • We were so lucky to visit Jim Jim on the second day of the season. A must see, and free! The ~50km drive in on gravel is pretty easy, there’s a bit of corrugation so keep an eye on your speed, it’s ea...  more »
  • Getting to Jim Jim Falls is already an adventure. For about 15 minutes, the last part of the route leads over a narrow and very bumpy sandy path. There is a public toilet in the parking lot. Then you walk about 20 to 30 minutes over the stick and stone to the waterfall. The heat is crushing early in the morning. Light clothing and plenty of water are therefore mandatory. At the time of our visit at the beginning of September, the waterfall was unfortunately completely dried up. Still, the effort paid off. We were still able to swim in the pleasantly fresh pool, letting the huge stone cliffs and the beautiful nature take effect on us. At about 10am, more and more tourists arrived. That's why and because of the heat, I recommend being there as early as possible. Due to the rather difficult path and the high temperatures, the visit is not recommended for people with reduced mobility.
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  • Loved visiting Jim Jim at the end of the dry, if you have a 4WD a definite must see. The campgrounds just before the falls was nice and cheap at $12pp with showers and bathroom facilities. Just be aware your in for a bumpy ride there with plenty of corrugations in the dirt track and plenty of clambering over rocks to get to the actual plunge pool.
  • 4x4 required, Great 1 kilometre hike, it’s not for all, a lot of climbing over boulders, Hiking boots required and some level of fitness. But well worth it. Heaven on earth, it will have you in awe.
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