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Maguk Gorge

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Address: Kakadu National Park, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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great place for a swim

We visited Maguk as part of an organised tour.After a relatively easy walk we were rewarded with the option to go swimming here.Certainly worth visiting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We visited Maguk as part of an organised tour.After a relatively easy walk we were rewarded with the option to go swimming here.Certainly worth visiting.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This relatively undiscovered natural swimming hole felt like paradise. A tranquil rocky walk from the car park takes you to the main swimming area where I could have spent hours with a waterfall. There is also a 'secret' steep path half way back to the car park, which you can take to the top of the waterfall where there are... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Out of our ten days in the NT this was my fave spot, hands down...a 4WD track means it's not too busy and if you can find it, there's a steep little track that takes you to the top of the falls - where there are heavenly rock pools to swim in (without croc paranoia!). Honestly just magic. Even if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Situated 10kms off the Kakadu highway via a very heavily corrugated dirt track, where a high clearance vehicle is required, lies the picturesque Maguk gorge. Along the track in, some distance from the day park area, is a camp ground with basic facilities for $5 a night per person over 16 charge. Further along the track the day use area... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Maguk/Barramundi Gorge is a superb place to while away an afternoon. The 4WD-only track means that not so many people manage to get here, and the trek in is well worth it. We camped overnight at the campground (very peaceful and quiet, basic facilities i.e. drop toilets) after an afternoon swimming at the waterhole. It's completely safe (no crocodiles) and... More 

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Miles, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We camped at Maguk campground and while it had just had its burning pror and was quite 'black' it was lovely and peaceful. Only 2 other camping groups were there while we were. We chose the spot over by the toilets and I would advise against that as the flies were pretty thick and annoying, but we had a camper... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This was the best chance to swim in Kakadu. A good comfortable walk on paths and rock hopping from the car park but recommend you do it early or you will be in the sun for quite awhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Maguk is absolutely beautiful, a place you must visit if you have a 4wd. You can swim in the crystal clear water at the falls. However be careful where you swim as there are other areas that look very inviting but there may be crocodiles. You could spend hours there snorkelling with fish and we even saw an arafura file... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Don't get me wrong, the main pool at Maguk (where most people head for) is absolutely stunning, and an incredibly beautiful place to swim after a hot day exploring other areas of Kakadu National Park but..... ....if you can find the track (and I'm not going to explain how here!) head up to the top of the gorge and be... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We are a family with 3 kids age 12, 8 and 4. We set on a 4wd adventure as Maguk that we wanted to visit is only accessible by 4wd vehicles. After some adrenalin inducing moments, we successfully managed to get over the sand dunes and dirt road crevices. The 1km track in the tropical forest along the stream and... More 

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Address: Address: Kakadu National Park, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Kakadu National Park

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