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Maguk Gorge

Kakadu National Park, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Its a lovely little swimming hole with fish cruising around. But I couldn't relax into it for that thought about crocodiles in the back of my mind!

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Maguk, (Barramundi) gorge is located about an hour's drive south from Cooinda. At the turnoff there is about a 15 km four-wheel drive trip on a dirt road which is a lot smoother than parts of the Twin/Jim Jim falls road. From the car park there is about a one kilometre walk which leads to a beautiful natural plunge pool... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

At dry season you can reach Maguc Gorge on usual car without 4WD, but road is dirt, control the speed and take care. We never visited warm rock holes before. It's amazing ! Two hours alone in Maguc Gorge, swimming and taking the sun. It was early morning and great memory for me and my wife. You plan to visit... More

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Cambridge, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

The walk was pretty brutal in the heat and with the flies swarming but it was well worth the effort. The pool was beautiful and clear. What a relief to go swimming there after the heat of the day in Kakadu! No crocs in sight. A quick swim to the opposite end of the pool and you can get a... More

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Lovely spot for relaxing and swiming - we really enjoyed the time there with Kakadu Dreams and Mark as our guide. He showed us the secret caves... thx...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

serenity clear water and wonderful weather. It was a bit of hike, not really long, but then again, I'm not that fit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

it's been an amazing experience...that touched me in so many ways...the energy, the spirituality, the rawness, the warmth, the people and the land. I'm blown away, yet again! Twin falls is a rough ride to get there, but well worth it, its probably the most spiritial and majestic. Jim Jim, great for the swim, as you can't at twin falls... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The drive in was pretty easy, sandy if anything. We didn't use 4wd. We travelled with our 4 year old son and 14month old daughter, who my husband carried on the trek. The walk up to the top was sometimes rocky and tough for our 4 year old but with a little help in a few areas he made it... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Not easy to get to, the road can be a little challenging if you are not an experience 4WD, which I am not. But the walk is well work it, and the water is so clear you feel like you can almost reach in and pull the fish out. The falls are lovely and I wish I could have found... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

So so beautiful but croc tracks in the sand made me wary of swimming too far. Loved the trek in and the stunning scenary. Disliked the lack of people swimming which made me nervous.

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