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Maguk Gorge

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Address: Kakadu National Park, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Go beyond where the masses tread!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Do yourself a favour. Go here and bring your bathers! After trooping around the sites in 40 degree temperatures, full sun and near 100% humidity that Kakadu during the build up is famous for, this place is a god send. The track in is unsealed but you can do it in a normal car no probs. A 5-10 minute walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

To see the levels of our existence in the walls of the canyon is inspiring and a real indication of how long we've been on this planet.

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north coast, nsw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Beautiful swimming & spectacular waterfall. So glad we took the time to see it & very happy to have had swimwear & worn some shoes. Nice walk along the creek too. A few rocks to get past but walk wasn't really that long & absolutely worth it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Maguk Gorge is one of the places where you can take a swim. It is a nice walk to get there and the gorge itself is nice & peacefull.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

On a day trip to Maguk and Gunlom, enjoyed the 15 min walk to the falls at Maguk. Interesting attractive walk, some boulders ( so not good if mobility an issue but no climbing) and a lovely swim in the gorge pool at the end ( fortunately free of crocodiles so we were assured!!). Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The waterhole is the prize at the end of the track. There is a large number of rocks and boulders to overcome. Our tour guide ensured we were wearing good enclosed walking shoes, it is easy to slip on the rocks otherwise. There was a number of people swimming when we reached the end. We swam out to the waterfall... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you have a bit of extra time then this is worth the effort. About 50k out of Cooinda it's an easy drive to the turn off and then 10k of corrugated road. Just take your time. In the dry a 2wd can do easily. The gorge is a short easy walk.

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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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