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Maguk Gorge

Kakadu National Park, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Tessenderlo, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The walk was great, signage was quite visible and very clear directions with at the end the Maguk gorge which was very impressive and was a nice place to swim (didn't see any crocodiles)

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Were not planning on stopping here but it was only 10km off the highway. A moderate walk in over a billabong,along a river bank past small pools finally ended up (about 1km in) at a huge deep waterfall and swimming pool.If you want to get to the one above look left just before you cross the river and there is... More

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Penguin, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

One of the places in Australia that I have alway really wanted to see is Kakadu National Park. I guess it's all the talk of it being a magical, mysterious and spiritual place. So when I was laid off from my job as a tester at the door factory in Burnie earlier this year I set my mind on using... More

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

To get to Maguk (Barramundi) Gorge you travel for 10 km along an unsealed road with a very small section of deep sand (dried creek crossing). If you were lucky like we were to have the grader go through the drive is a breeze, otherwise except a teeth rattling journey along the corrugations. From the car park it's a beautiful... More

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Sydney
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A 12 km dirt track with about 200 metres of sand in the middle of the journey. Road was in good condition - 4wd first time! Then a 30 minute walk over rocks and through water (during dry season) but only knee deep at the most. Arrive to a magnificent waterfall and waterhole. People swimming here - not us!

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Brisbane Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The first part of the walk is beautiful then you hit the rocks (400 metres). I hate walking over rocks (boulders) so did not enjoy this very much. When you get there the swimming hole and waterfall are beautiful and not as cold as other swimming holes at Kakadu. If you are fit and enjoy jumping from rock to rock... More

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boston, ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We really like the hike in and thought the entire area was just awesome, the swimming was brilliant. There were cliff jumpers but we decided against that. As an aside you must have a 4WD suitable for soft sand to access Maguk by car.

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Houston, Texas
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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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351 attraction reviews
1,181 helpful votes 1,181 helpful votes
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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