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Gunlom Waterfall Creek

Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Breathtaking, worth the camp and climb.

My partner and I took my mum out to Gunlom for a 2 night camp and it was brilliant. My partner and... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Tess N
worth the road in

rough road in. No power. Showers clean. very dusty (might be better earlier in dry season though... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Albion Park, New South Wales, Australia
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“infinity pool” (25 reviews)
“dirt road” (19 reviews)
“rock pools” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

My partner and I took my mum out to Gunlom for a 2 night camp and it was brilliant. My partner and I gunned it to the top of the falls just before sunset which took about 20 mins at a fast pace, but it...More

2  Thank Tess N
Reviewed 30 December 2016

rough road in. No power. Showers clean. very dusty (might be better earlier in dry season though. the falls are awesome though. Walk NOT suitable for very young or elderly.

1  Thank asmarshall3
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The road in July was one of the worst we encountered, and that included the Gibb River Road. I wouldn't have done it if I didn't have a 4WD. I did see a Mazda 6 in the car park and we passed a VW beetle...More

Thank pacesetter
Reviewed 23 October 2016

If you like hiking and also swimming then Gunlom is the perfect option for a day out. The carpark area has toilets, WiFi, and picnic areas. The walk to the top of the swimming holes is about 30 minutes for a fit person. The Swimming...More

1  Thank MarkF54
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Long trip from from Jabiru, around 150 km. In October it is not a waterfall at all. Unpaved road but 4WD isn't required. Nothing to do really there. It's not worthy the time.

Thank anagbl
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The water holes size is quite large, you have plenty of space to yourself and off trails to explore.

Thank youngcats
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Have been coming here since school camp and the novelty doesn't wear off. You have to climb up the top. It only takes 20-30 minutes to climb, and allow yourself atleast an hour or two at the top for a swim and explore. We took...More

Thank Chloe M
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Best investment on this trip is our trekking poles. As we watched young kids race up the hill we were glad for the extra help. Well worth the effort to the top. Views are spectacular and the swim in the pools so welcomed. Do it.

Thank Robyn C
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Steep climb to the swimming holes but absolutely worth it. My 6 year old managed it. We were the only ones there and it was just perfect.

1  Thank Bee M
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

3 of us did the walk upto the top to see the pools. It is a hard hot walk. Take plenty of water. Dont forget your bathers. At the top swim in the pools and check out the infinitey pool. Beware the rocks beneath the...More

Thank sharonjoymc
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Xavier S
Hi, we will get to Katherine surroundings late July/early August driving a hire campervan. The insurance doesn't allow us to drive on unsealed roads. Anyone knows about companies that offer transfer to Gunlom ? Thanks. Xavier
1 April 2017|
Response from youngcats | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if there's public transportation to Gumlom. Majority of the visitors either come with a tour company or their own vehicles. In Darwin, on Mitchell Street/Smith Street, there are several tour companies offering... More
Tom J
What camping areas are near by and can we just use a tent instead of a rooftop tent?
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.
If we wanted to stay the night. What accommodation is closest? We don't have any camping gear with us on this trip. Thanks
24 July 2016|
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Response from Worldtraveller243 | Reviewed this property |
ali-mur-pu we stayed at Pine Creek Diggers Rest Motel in great clean and comfortable cabins reasonably priced