Maguk Gorge, Kakadu National Park

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Featuring the only waterfall inside Kakadu National Park that flows even when there’s no rainfall, Maguk Gorge is part of a large World Heritage-listed area. A natural pool forms at the base of the steep gorge, with calm waters surrounded by lush native vegetation. This irresistible swimming spot attracts thousands of visitors each year, arriving here after an exciting climb up a rustic trail. Camping areas with basic toilet facilities, as well as picnic tables and barbecues, are available nearby. Adventurous travelers can also choose a 4WD tour in and around the area. Keep in mind that freshwater crocodiles often live in natural pools such as this one, and although they are usually shy around people, they should not be disturbed or approached. A visit to Maguk Gorge represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kakadu National Park road trip planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • The track is in pretty good condition in this dry season and can be covered with two-wheel drive. It takes 15 minutes to go through it. Then there's an hour's walk AR. If at first in the forest, it is easy, along the river, you are forced to jump from pebble to pebble and it requires a certain motor skill. Bring a swimsuit, it's really exceptional.
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  • We had only intended visiting Gunlom Falls but Maguk came very highly recommended to us so we made the time to visit and glad we did. Unlike Gunlom, where the base of the falls is only a few hundred m...  more »
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