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Address: Kakadu National Park, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Worth the Climb

It is worth the extra effort to walk to the top pools and see the view. However if you want a swim you need to be fairly agile to negotiate the rocks to actually access the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
paloma057
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is worth the extra effort to walk to the top pools and see the view. However if you want a swim you need to be fairly agile to negotiate the rocks to actually access the water. Apply sunscreen and insect repellant after swimming to keep the water clean and pure.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A challenging walk on rocks for about 25 minutes brings you to this awesome gorge with a big plunge pool and a tall waterfall where I have my laps swimming (100m one way), in outback Kakado National Park with a group of 16 people on a 4WD guided tour from Darwin on a hot day in the dry season. There... More 

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Thank Chong-wah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was magical, and was you walked past the river that said - crocs here, no swimming - it was just so hard to obey. The water was crystal clear and reflecting the sky. It was peaceful and tranquil and so inviting. Walking to the pool at the end was worth it. It was lovely and big and was... More 

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Wyndham Vale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantasic place for a swim. My favourite place in kakadu! Huge crystal clear water below waterfall and amazing pools above.

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Thank Kwai C
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I first saw the sign for Maguk Gorge, I thought the pronunciation might be the same as Magic. It's not, it's "Magook", but the place is absolutely magic! A lovely creekside walk (do NOT swim along the way) for about 20 minutes brings you to the gorgeous gorge. You can swim here, but be guided by current ranger recommendations,... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG! What a truely heavenly place... The water is just perfect... just cool enough to be refreshing but not cold... with the waterfalls and the beautiful its just amazing Top tip: From Car Park walking to the Maguk waterfall definately wear reliable footwear... I'm talking something between trainers to walking boots... not a particularly strenous walk but there is about... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A walk along the river bed following little triangle signs is definitely worth the oasis at the end of the trek. There is a river crossing about halfway mark but possible to wear hiking boots or runners, as you can navigate the rocks at the crossing. The pool is stunning, we swum to the waterfall and the kids jumped off... More 

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Thank sandgroper12391
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gorge is a short walk, maybe 20 - 30 mins. You can either go to the main pool with the waterfall, which is beautiful or you can do the walk up to the top of the falls and swim in the plunge pools amongst the rocks. I would recommend both!! The water is surprisingly warm and the pools at... More 

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Thank Alison d
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Little bit of a walk to get there, sandy patches n some rocks to climb over, take good gym shoes with you and be careful not to rush, maguk is beautiful to swim in, was warm aswell, the waterfall is easy enough to swim to but it is a fair distance so only if your a strong confident swimmer, long... More 

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Thank storm j
France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walk along the river, on sand and rocks, it's quite good. At the end let's jump into the water and have a swim, the water was really warm if you compare to other river around. Clear and deep! You can also extend a bit your walk to the top of the falls.

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