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Jim Jim Falls

Address: Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61889381120
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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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

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179 reviews 179 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

After a quiet a trip on a dirt road, you do have to walk & climb to reach the falls. The small creek along the route that you need to climb looks tempting for a swim but be carefull, the creek is not fed by waterfall so crocs might be around despite the efforts of the governement to keep the... More

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Estes Park, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A great challenge to make the last bit of trail to the base of Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu National Park. Rewarded with wonderful red stone cliffs and a refreshing dip in the cool pools at the end of the trail. The waterfalls were not flowing so late in the dry season but the scenery and invigorating hike were great... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The walk to Jim Jim Falls was not far but over a lot of rocks with no clear path. It was often necessary to steady yourself with your hands and the rocks are very hot in the middle of the day not surprisingly. You need a reasonable level of fitness and to be steady on your feet. The swim at... More

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

We had a great day at the Jim Jim and twin falls. Took a tour bus as our rental 4wd doesn't allow access to this area in its agreement (worth checking in advance). In the end I don't think we would have enjoyed the self drive as the bus driver earned his money and we sat in comparative comfort. We... More

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We did a 4wd tour with Top End Explorer Tours. Yes, the walk is graded as difficult. The 5 of us on this tour were all over the age of 60 with 1 over 70... so if you are fit and agile with a good sense of balance don't be put off. Most of the walk is in shade as... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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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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