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Jim Jim Falls

Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Bodies of Water
Owner description: Spectacular all year - see this area from the ground in the dry season, and from the air in the wet season.The Jim Jim Area is only accessible by 4WD... more » Owner description: Spectacular all year - see this area from the ground in the dry season, and from the air in the wet season.The Jim Jim Area is only accessible by 4WD during the dry season. Visitors can explore the spectacular and challenging walks or take a boat shuttle ride to Twin Falls over crystal clear waters (charges apply). Scenic flights are also very popular, and allow visitors to see the spectacular Jim Jim Falls, which are in full flow only during the wet season « less
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great walk but quite difficult especialy towards the end as the rocks are extremely big. The swimming hole is spectacular and very cold but great for a cool down after the walk up there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was a difficult 60km road to the Jim Jim falls with an interesting 4 wheel drive over sand, rocks and a short river crossing. A short boat ride and a 1 km walk over boulders wasn't too difficult to navigate for those with reasonable mobility.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It's important to be aware that this walk is quite challenging and not for someone with mobility or fitness issues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Fantastic viewing and swimming when you get there, but the walk is difficult over large and slippery rocks: not so much aerobically challenging, but good leg muscles and balance is essential. Once there, the swimming is a good opportunity to relax and refresh for the challenging return walk.

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Sunshine Coast, QLD
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We really enjoyed the rock-hopping adventure to reach these falls! Upon reaching the falls, we enjoyed a bracing swim (how is the water so cold up here?!). You can actually swim all the way under the falls, however be careful as you cross slippery rocks. Another example of NT's natural, breathtaking beauty. Pack your picnic and team up this experience... More

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Hadera, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I took a tour with Kakadu Gorge tours. The place is spectacular. The fall itself is small at this time of the year but the plunge pool is impressive.

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meandarra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Omg - so many rental cars do this trip! And even saw a hightop camper swaying from side to side - hope he made it back. Please don't do this to wreck your car if your are not an experienced driver You need to be fit and agile to do the walk at the end of the road. Take your... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you end up in the northern territory then Kakadu and Litchfield national parks are not to be missed!! Amazing waterffalls, landscape is just breathtaking! Jim Jim Falls are all about the hike to get there (a bit hard - climbing rocks style) but soooooo worth! Besides the waterfall itself, there is a great little beach area with sand where... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We went in July dry season which is the best time. Challenging hike up, mainly due to climbing over the rocks towards the end, but you arrive to a beautiful sandy beach and cool watering hole for a lovely swim.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Traveling to Jim Jim Falls via 4 wheel drive vehicle was an adventure in itself. The ride was incredibly bumpy and travel takes at least two hours. Heed the signs, the walk itself is not difficult however once you arrive at the rocks, you must be relatively fit and able to literally rock hop. I definitely increased the difficulty by... More

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