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Gunlom Waterfall Creek

Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Love this place, one of our favorites

Gunlom is easy to get to. The campsite is large with plenty of room. Campsites have fire places... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tania F
via mobile
Well worth the climb for a great view and swim

The climb can be a bit slippery on the rocky path. We saw twisted ankles and sore knees. The view... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gunlom is easy to get to. The campsite is large with plenty of room. Campsites have fire places. Large toilet and shower block. Grassed day area and separate toilet block. Ranger talks are interesting. Climb to the top is easy enough and you can spend...More

Thank Tania F
Reviewed 6 days ago

The climb can be a bit slippery on the rocky path. We saw twisted ankles and sore knees. The view from the top is wonderful over the edge of the pools. Great safe swimming opportunities in such an iconic place. Bring your swimmers and camera.

Thank Stevejomac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourite places in kakadu. A short steep but fun walk to the top of the falls. Several pools to swim in on top all really nice. There was a shallow rock pool good for the smaller kids and deep ones to enjoy...More

Thank Kirsty K
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting Gunlom 12 years ago we were keen to return this time. The camp ground was dustier and busier than we remembered, but the camp manager was nice and the facilities in good order. One disappointment was the lack of ANY BBQ facilities (no...More

Thank Lucasmill1977
Reviewed 1 week ago

Access takes twenty minutes via a dusty, corrugated road. The campground was basic but had plenty of space first week of July (peak season). It is an easy five-minute walk to the pond. The waterfall rock pools above, take 15 minutes to reach on an...More

Thank DDHerman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic day there, we walked to the top of the falls, it is a steep narrow path, but if you take your time most people with a reasonable level of fitness can make it up and. Ack, at the...More

Thank Shayne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gunlom Waterfall Creek is a fantastic away from it all adventure for the whole family. From heavy-duty 4WDs to small hatchbacks this is one of the many amazing places to visit in Kakadu National Park. Campers to day-trippers make the journey on the corrugated unsealed...More

Thank 686busymumma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The creek is above the pool below the falls. The pool is a family friendly place to take a swim. A pool with a soft sand bottom which is shallow, to begin with, but gets deeper further out. Toilets at the parking and a camping...More

Thank dgjohansson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you can get here without the hordes it is fantasmagorical!!! Avoid weekends, school and public holidays. Definately need 4WD. You need to be fit to climb to the top (& most famous) swimming hole. It is super steep and narrow. Take your time. People...More

Thank foodbaby2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here as part of a tour as our second stop for the day where we had our picnic lunch before tackling the very steep and rocky 1.5 km return climb of 20 floors but again at the end the reward was spectacular. There...More

Thank Adrian T
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15 July 2017|
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Response from Marksies | Reviewed this property |
Not guided, from the campground, as there is no office, but you can organise tours from Darwin, or in Kakadu centres in Jabiru and Cooinda and the Kakadu Visitors centre, or Google Kakadu and select tours and information... More
Xavier S
1 April 2017|
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Response from Marksies | Reviewed this property |
There is NO public transport to Gunlom from Katherine, or Darwin as a one destination, but options of tours can be worked out from some groups to visit Kakadu and Gunlom falls as part of a tour. Check on line or at the... More
Tom J
26 February 2017|
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Response from Gemma'smum | Reviewed this property |
There is camping beside the parking lot to the walk up to the falls. There were many people camping in tents on the ground - I was staying elsewhere.