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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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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had camped in magok for a night, and the area was awesome, there is some natural pool nearby , just a 15 mins drive from this camp place., and this area have less insects, compared to other places

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Loved the walk and also the swimming hole at the end. Nice easy walk with plenty of shade. One of the best swimming spots in Kakadu.

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

To sum up maguk in one word , spectacular ! I had no idea what this place was , my husband had done the research and said we should stop here and take a look. So we parked the car and asked someone in the car park how long it takes , it's prob over a km, on a track... More

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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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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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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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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41 attraction reviews
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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27 helpful votes 27 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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