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Address: Kakadu National Park, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Great for a dip, if you don't mind the walk

We stopped by Maguk for lunch and a swim. Being the beginning of the hot/wet season, we found the flies overbearing but we persisted anyway. In the cooler months, the walk to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
KTB311
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by Maguk for lunch and a swim. Being the beginning of the hot/wet season, we found the flies overbearing but we persisted anyway. In the cooler months, the walk to the Gorge itself would be much more pleasant, but in mid November it's a bit frustrating. The path itself is well marked and fairly easy to navigate for... More 

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Perth, Australia
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We spent the morning at maguk gorge, also known as barramundi gorge, and it was well worth the 100 km round trip from Cooinda, down the highway 50 kms then another 10 kms on a bush track then a half an hour walk. We went at the end of November and it hadn't rained enough to close the road. The... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Quiet place during this period of the year. No crocodiles and nice swim here. The only bad point are flies. Flies are everywhere, just annoying.

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Linz, Austria
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The Kakadu National Park is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. You should definitely make a tour because there is so much you will learn about this place and it would be sad to miss this! The Maguk Gorge is one really special place there and I am not even sure if you can go there... More 

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Furuvik
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

You will need a four wheel dive. Getting there is a bit tricky but when you are there its great. It´s a 30 min hike with good shoes on. You can swim there it is wounderful.

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Maguk is a must visit. The walk through the forest and across the creek to the gorge is gorgeous and not difficult. The walk up to the rock pools at the top of the waterfall is more strenuous, and it's quite tricky to climb down the rocks to get to the rock pools. Make sure you have enough water (I... More 

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1 Thank Britt_Nomad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

After a short drive on a good gravel/dirt track you get to the car park. Than a 10 or so minute relatively easy scenic walk , you reach the 1st water holes but walk another 5 minutes and you reach The Waterfall and a large waterhole.. Paradise I say.

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Highfields, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed climbing over the rocks and through the bush on a path to the beautiful Maguk Gorge. A real adventure. The water at the waterfall was perfect. We enjoyed the swim. Only swim where it says it is safe. The gorge is about 8 to 10klms off the highway and you must have a 4WD. Glad we did it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I went to almost every place in Kakadu and this was the best. Just don't stop at the first bit of water!!! Keep going to the falls. The water was lovely and clean. The walk in was interesting (boardwalk and walking alongside a stream). The drive in had just been graded (mid Sept 2015). If you go to one swimming... More 

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I can't actually review the Gorge as such as we didn't make it all of the way there, but I can review the road. We were told by a guide where we were staying that the road is good enough for a 2WD vehicle which is what we travel in. We thought that would be great as many places are... More 

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