Travellers flock to Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu, Northern Territory while it’s open to the public


Aussie travellers dub this spectacular little-known waterfall as a ‘must-see’ for 2022 as they escape the cold and flee north

  • As travellers venture north, more are adding Jim Jim falls to their bucket lists
  • Jim Jim Falls is the tallest in the Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park
  • A crystal clear pool sits beneath the 200-metre high rugged red rock face 
  • The falls are inaccessible in the wet summer months as rainfall floods the area
  • During the dry winter the water dries up creating a refreshing pool for visitors

Travellers are adventuring to the far north end of Australia to chase the warm weather and flocking to a spectacular waterfall and swimming hole that needs to be seen to be believed. 

At 200-metres high Jim Jim Falls is the tallest waterfall in the iconic Kakadu National Park and one of the highest in the Northern Territory.

Adventurers are braving the challenging four-wheel drive track to visit the cool waters of the falls that lie beneath an imposingly tall rock face while it’s open to the public from May until October. 

As Australian adventurers head north to chase the warm weather, many are adding the spectacular Jim Jim Falls to their travel bucket lists

As Australian adventurers head north to chase the warm weather, many are adding the spectacular Jim Jim Falls to their travel bucket lists 

Adventurers are braving the challenging four-wheel drive track to visit the cool waters of the falls that lie beneath an imposingly tall rock face

In wet summer season, heavy rain sees mounds of water crash down to the gorge below making it a sight to behold from the air but inaccessible to visitors

Adventurers are braving the challenging four-wheel drive track to visit the cool waters of the falls that lie beneath an imposingly tall rock face

At 200-metres high Jim Jim Falls is the tallest waterfall in the iconic Kakadu National Park and one of the highest in the Northern Territory

At 200-metres high Jim Jim Falls is the tallest waterfall in the iconic Kakadu National Park and one of the highest in the Northern Territory

In wet summer season, heavy rain sees mounds of water crash down to the gorge below making it a sight to behold from the air but inaccessible to visitors. 

However, in the warm winter months, the water mostly dries up leaving the falls nothing more than a mere trickle and a refreshing plunge pool for tourist to get up close and cool off in.

The sandy beach-like shore is a contrast to the surrounding rocky gorges covered in savannah woodlands that is home to a variety of incredible fauna including the black wallaroo and unique birdlife. 

In the warm winter months, the water mostly dries up leaving the falls nothing more than a mere trickle and a refreshing plunge pool for tourist to get up close and cool off in

In the warm winter months, the water mostly dries up leaving the falls nothing more than a mere trickle and a refreshing plunge pool for tourist to get up close and cool off in

The sandy beach-like shore is a contrast to the surrounding rocky gorges covered in savannah woodlands that is home to a variety of incredible fauna

Travellers have called Jim Jim Falls a 'must-see' in Kakadu National Park that is worth the difficult hike

The sandy beach-like shore is a contrast to the surrounding rocky gorges covered in savannah woodlands that is home to a variety of incredible fauna

The fall’s crystal clear waters lie at the end of a two-kilometre return walk through Arnhem Land’s rugged-red landscape and magical bushland and over large rocky boulders.

Nearby, there are a series of marked hiking tracks with lookouts over the enchanting landscape and another swimming hole at Twin Falls.  

Travellers have called Jim Jim Falls a ‘must-see’ in Kakadu National Park that is worth the difficult hike. 

The fall's crystal clear waters lie at the end of a two-kilometre return walk through Arnhem Land's rugged-red landscape and magical bushland and over large rocky boulders.

The fall’s crystal clear waters lie at the end of a two-kilometre return walk through Arnhem Land’s rugged-red landscape and magical bushland and over large rocky boulders.

'Took about an hour to get in, 45 minutes to get out. BUT worth it for the absolutely phenomenal beach and plunge pool at the end,' raved one visitor

‘Took about an hour to get in, 45 minutes to get out. BUT worth it for the absolutely phenomenal beach and plunge pool at the end,’ raved one visitor

‘This was worth the trek over large rocks and boulders. The kids in our group are 9 and 12, capable of climbing and jumping and had fun. Water was clear and inviting after the trek and cooled our feet,’ one person wrote online. 

‘Took about an hour to get in, 45 minutes to get out. BUT worth it for the absolutely phenomenal beach and plunge pool at the end,’ raved another. 

Visitors are warned the waters are very deep and surprisingly cold, to only swim in areas with a designated safe swimming sign and to keep an eye out for crocodiles that inhabit many of Kakadu’s waters. 

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