Jim Jim Falls
Jim Jim Falls
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Spectacular all year - see this area from the ground in the dry season, and from the air in the wet season.The Jim Jim Area is only accessible by 4WD during the dry season. Visitors can explore the spectacular and challenging walks or take a boat shuttle ride to Twin Falls over crystal clear waters (charges apply). Scenic flights are also very popular, and allow visitors to see the spectacular Jim Jim Falls, which are in full flow only during the wet season
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Ann T
Pascoe Vale, Australia1,443 contributions
Oct. 2022
I'm turn about what score to give this experience. The waterhole and falls are spectacular but it's challenge to get there....particularly if you are in an older age bracket. I made it, struggling over the boulders and with help but to be honest, if I'd known how hard it was going to be - and that there would be other equally beautiful waterholes that were more easy to access, I wouldn't have bothered. it took me nearly 2 hours to travel the 1 km into the falls,

However, for those of you who are young and fit, go for it!
Written 14 November 2022
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Kathy S
Blenheim, New Zealand7 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
We throughly enjoyed our 4x4 trip to jim jim falls with Chizo. The drive to the car park was very interesting with wildlife and information. The walk to the pool involves climbing over rocks but is well worth it. The pool and plunge pool are stunning. We so enjoyed our day, lunch was lovely, Chizo was a great guide. Thank you so much for a lovely day.
Written 29 September 2022
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Patricia W
10 contributions
Jul. 2022
Fair bit of a walk (about 1 hour/45 min if your are quick) one way. Bouldering most of the way (again, man with crutches did it too, he was very determined, good on him). Little kids too, even though you think it is a bit tough here and there. Kids are more flexible anyway. Once you are there you will understand the "beach pool" name!!!! LOVELY. Signs of crocs everywhere, but there weren't any. We only believed it after enough people in the water before us... The plunge pool up the top is a MUST DO. Definitely NO crocs there (is my personal belief ... don't trust it), a bit cold the water, but great swim, even all the way up to the steep wall of 150 metres high. AMAZING.
Written 25 July 2022
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JCKelly21
Darwin, Australia56 contributions
Mar. 2022
As seen from the fixed wing aircraft, they were fabulous. Lots of cascading water over the falls, and many tributaries feeding into the falls from the top.
Written 4 April 2022
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Vee C
3 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Family
Jim Jim Falls was quite an experience…… when we read the reviews we scoffed when the walk in was described as ‘challenging’.

With a 3 and 5 year old, there was blood, sweat and tears. It was extremely difficult with small children in the heat of the day. I would not recommend. It’s definitely ok for a fit adult, but the sheer size of the rocks to climb over for a distance of 500m is a little too much for little legs. This is one for early morning if you take children in.

There is also very little to no shade in the middle of the day at the actual plunge pool (or beach area).

A suitable car for the last 6kms is recommended. Something with a little clearance. In oct there were still a few small creek crossings.
Written 17 October 2021
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Seamus53
Beldon, Australia33 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Solo
Visited here as part of a Wayoutback tour. Great fun getting there across the 4WD track. We got there very early so were the first ones and that was very special. Swimming through to the Plunge pool was really worthwhile.
Written 13 August 2021
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caddyandbellA
Perth, Australia4,646 contributions
Jun. 2021
The road into Jim Jim needs a 4x4.Most of the road is good until you reach the campground and go through the gate and then it become rougher.You reach the car park and get out expecting a nice easy 2km walk in.Prepare yourself.The first section is great but about 500m from the falls you will be climbing over boulders and rocks that a lot of people are not capable of doing so if you have knee issues or any fitness issues give this one a big miss.Yes its beautiful at the end but even getting into the water you will be climbing over black rocks.The track markers are somewhat hidden too so you may find yourself climbing over rocks in the wrong direction.The water was FREEZING cold so I didnt swim long and then had to get my head around making the trip back over the rocks.Never been so glad when we hit the sandy track again.Most stunning place in kakadu but hard work to get in there.
Written 1 August 2021
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Naomi G
Townsville, Australia145 contributions
May 2021 • Family
Make sure you leave earlier for the trip- takes about 2 hours to get there. The 1km walk in is over a lot of boulders/rocks. It is also a bit slippery in the Sandy parts.

The view at the end was well worth it. The swim was cold and under the falls, even colder. Carrying in a noodle as a floatie was a great idea.

We stopped at the campgrounds for a picnic lunch on the way out- great facilities again.
Written 24 June 2021
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Hugh Package
Sapcote, UK3 contributions
Feb. 2021 • Solo
I arrived at Jim Jim Falls and there was a grown man there who said- "Little finger laugh at you." It was great.
Written 2 February 2021
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LozArthur
Darwin, Australia264 contributions
Jul. 2020
One of the essentials when visiting Kakadu. Jim Jim Falls is accessed on a very corrugated road (4WD recommended but our Outback AWD made it fine). The campground 10km before the falls is really nice. Warm showers and clean toilets with lots of space. From the carpark you need to walk/rock hop most of the way to the falls and the pool. The falls weren't flowing due to a poor wet season but I can imagine they'd be spectacular. The pool below the falls was quite large and eery looking but beautiful. The water was icy cold though and we didn't stay in for very long. There's a walk to the top of the falls which has some lovely small pools - worth doing but good fitness and hiking shoes needed.
Written 23 September 2020
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