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“Breathtaking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gunlom Plunge Pool

Gunlom Plunge Pool
Waterfall Creek | Kakadu National Park, Jabiru, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Jabiru
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here on a tip and it was so worth it!! Yes the last 7 or so km of unsealed roads have corrugations and rocks, but we saw two wheel drives with reasonable clearance get through - just take it easy and you will be rewarded at the end!! The pool at the bottom is great, but the pools up the top are even better with an incredible view!! The walk is steep and rocky but not that long. I am not the fittest person and made it no problems. This was a trip highlight for me.

Visited July 2013
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Our first swim in the territory.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Easily accessible (swimming area). Nice grassed picnic area. The only issue was the last 13 km of gravel - quite slow going (many small rocks to slowly drive over).

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“go swimming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The walk up the cliff sucks but it is very much worth it when you get to the top! Clean beautiful water and no crocs!

Visited June 2013
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“WOW!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

It is worth the hike up to the top of the falls, the view while swimming in the plunge pool was unlike anything I had seen before. The water was so clear and refreshing! It really is mother nature and its best. Next time I'm up that way, will definitely visit again!

Try and get there early to avoid the crowds.

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“What a relief!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Had been walking most of the morning at Yurmikmik. We then drove to Gunlom for a dip in the billabong. Had a refreshing dip there and we could see people at the top of the falls. Mum and dad wanted to go up for a look but 2 teenagers didn't. So mum and dad made them! We got to the top and...WOW...how spectacular was it! Great views for miles and then 5 different pools and 2 waterfalls to swim in/under. Even the teenagers were happy they had made the effort to go up the 1km hard track. ended up spending 3 hours just in the these pools soaking up the sun and the splendour!

Visited June 2013
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