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Address: Kakadu National Park, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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This is my husband and I second visit to Maguk. We love it. It's the highlight of our Kakadu experience. The road in is very corrugated but otherwise easy. You don't need a 4wd as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went with a tour group, the walk to the waterfall took about 20 minutes encountering rocks ,boulders & stream. Good idea to wear hiking boots.Waterfall was very impressive & cold, there were quite a few people when we got there at around noon.Worth a visit & a swim. Carry a bottle of water very essential.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is my husband and I second visit to Maguk. We love it. It's the highlight of our Kakadu experience. The road in is very corrugated but otherwise easy. You don't need a 4wd as the signage states but not sure how regular cars would go with the corrugations. There's toilets in the Carpark. The walk to the falls &... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The falls still have a good flow this late in the season and after a poor wet season. The walk in is as attractive as the pool and falls itself. Not anywhere near as far or as difficult to walk as Jim Jim falls. The water is very clean without being cold. There is a top pool as well that... More 

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Boyne Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is about an hour and three quarter drive from jabaru but well worth the drive. The walk isnt suited to old or very young. I wouldnt say you needed to be fit but more so good balance as sections of the walk are really rocky and a couple of minor water crossings so expect to get your shoes wet.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

After about a half hour walk through beautiful scenery you come to the most beautiful swimming hole and waterfall. We visited in the dry season but the waterfall was running strong. Absolutely worth the drive and walk.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The best gorge we have been to. It's like a natural waterpark. A deep football ground-sized pool is served by a stunning waterfall. There are a couple of spots to climb to for bombs into the water too. The best part however lies with the plunge pools at the top of the falls. After a 10 minute uphill walk you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

such a beautiful spot i would highly recommend adding this onto your Kakadu tour, definitely a hidden gem within kakadu national park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Easy walk in for fit people, not so good for the very young, old and/or brittle. Very much worth the effort, beautiful water hole, and magic setting. Easy vehicle access at the time we visited as evidenced by several 2wd vehicles in the car park.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The walk was easy for a fit person but a little difficult in the rocky sections for our older less balanced visitors. The pool was one of the best places to swim and the vista along the way continually changed. It was a warm day but the quite shaded areas made it very comfortable. Would do it again if driving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fantastic easy walk through swamp and along river bed to get to magical Maguk Gorge. Warmer water here to swim in than other Kakadu gorges as more open. Beautiful place to swim and wasn't as crowded as other Gorges we visited. Kids had fun jumping off the small cliffs into the water. There is also a walk up to the... More 

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