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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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Darwin, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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41 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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
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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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19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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