Maguk Gorge

Maguk Gorge, Kakadu National Park: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Maguk Gorge Reviews: 5/5

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A short monsoon rainforest walk delivers you to this stunning location where lush vegetation and beautiful wildlife is found. A pristine waterfall that flows into a crystal clear plunge pool surrounded by steep gorge walls. Located only an hours' drive south of Cooinda and is accessed off of a 14 kilometre 4WD track off Kakadu Highway.
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Jenny P
Gold Coast, Australia160 contributions
Fabulous waterhole
May 2021 • Friends
4WD access only. Easy shady walk in to the creek then there is quite a lot of fun rock hopping up to the waterhole - the track is well marked and the waterhole is special. We went later in the afternoon and had it practically to ourselves.
Written May 31, 2021
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Judysim
Brisbane, Australia133 contributions
Love this place
Oct 2020 • Couples
Totally enjoyed our visit here. We are visiting at end of dry season and the weather is getting very hot. Waterfall was still running. The place is quite accessible. Rocky climb over last 300-400m might be challenging for some but overall it is one of the most accessible places. The refreshing swim at the end was brilliant. Most beautiful pool and location.
Written October 14, 2020
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TERESA M
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Maguk Falls
Oct 2020 • Family
Once we finally got to it, the fall and plunge pool was lovely.
We were there at the end of the dry season, therefore the road was terribly corrugated, so we took it very slow getting in and out.
Once at the carpark it was quite a walk to the pool, partially through forest on a track then over lots of rocks so wear decent shoes.
Be careful to follow the arrows.
Worh it if you have time and the ability to walk, climb over rocks.
Written October 14, 2020
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LozArthur
Darwin, Australia264 contributions
Best swimming in Kakadu!
Jul 2020
Maguk is a great place for all sorts of travellers. The swimming hole is absolutely beautiful and great for all ages to have a dip. Highly recommend bringing a noodle or floating device as it's deep throughout the main swimming hole. Water temperature is perfect! There is a track that leads up to the top of the falls but has been closed this dry season. Camping is a simple bush camp with drop toilets. The road in is recommended 4WD but we went slow with our Subaru Outback (AWD) and were fine. Lots of corrugations as the road isn't regularly graded.
Written September 23, 2020
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Josofine666
Palmerston, Australia163 contributions
Beautiful but just so hard to get to
Aug 2020 • Family
The walk in starts with a beautiful walk through semi-rainforest across the creek and along the river. It soon turns to a very rocky climb along the river with no track whatsoever, only some indicator arrows of which way to go. This includes a small creek crossing.
For those who don’t have peak physical capability - age or weight or medical condition sore knees hips feet ankles balance heart issues etc be warned this is quite difficult. Defiantly do not wear thongs, you need good sturdy footwear to navigate the rocks and boulders you need to scramble across for about a kilometre. This includes a climb up and over some larger rocks to even see the water. You then have to climb down even more to get to the plunge pool.
I have no idea why the TO’s don’t invest in making this area more accessible - say making a walking track on the other side of the river?
I saw quite a few people turning around and making the trek back to the car park as all the guides don’t mention exactly how hard it is to get to the water.
Written August 16, 2020
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Granules2013
Darwin, Australia1,852 contributions
Beautiful spot
Aug 2020 • Friends
Really nice spot, great waterfalls and plunge pools. Pretty easy walk in, there a lot of small creek and swimming spots along the walk and then the big pool underneath the waterfall. If you’re keen for a challenge head your above the falls following the other on otherwise and head up to some amazing plunge pools at the top. Doesn’t get used as much as the other area and is a lot better and great views!
Written August 11, 2020
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amazon669
Darwin, Australia197 contributions
Beautiful
Aug 2020 • Solo
One of the great waterholes to swim in.
Spent the day swimming and relaxing.
Thoroughly loved it.
Road is it quite easy.
Written August 4, 2020
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Bec
Perth, Australia17 contributions
Beautiful
Nov 2019 • Family
We absolutely loved Maguk Gorge it was one of our favourites in Kakadu. Lovely bush walk through rain forest type terrain then onto some rocky outcrops before arriving at the waterfall and swimming lagoon with crystal clear water. Highly recommend wearing good walking shoes and remember to be Croc Aware!!
Written December 11, 2019
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2luv2ski
Sydney, Australia56 contributions
Simply spectacular
Oct 2019
We did a 4WD tour from Cooinda Lodge, so drove from there to the car park. The road off the highway is about 10 km and you need a 4WD to get there. The hike in was about 30 or more minutes reasonably easy until the section where one has to scramble over rocks some required a bit of an effort to climb over. Enclosed shoes a must. Upon arrival the trail opens up to spectacular green water and a waterfall. The water was beautiful to swim in. Highly recommend visiting.
Written November 17, 2019
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razza61
Gatton, Australia253 contributions
A beautiful walk
Aug 2019
We had only intended visiting Gunlom Falls but Maguk came very highly recommended to us so we made the time to visit and glad we did. Unlike Gunlom, where the base of the falls is only a few hundred metres away from the carpark....it is quite a long walk into the falls at Maguk. The start of the walk is quite easy but it becomes more challenging about half way in where you have to scramble over rocks and cross the creek so be sure to wear suitable footwear....not thongs/sandals....and definitely wear a hat and take water. However, it is a lovely walk with waterholes with beautiful clear water all along the way with a great plunge pool at the end for swimming. There is a track up to the upper pools which is not marked, but veers off to the left a few hundred metres from the waterfall. We didn't go up but reports are it is more beautiful and less strenuous than Gunlom. Very glad we took the time to visit this lovely spot and recommend it. It is a 4WD track so many hire vehicles are restricted and the parking area isn't very big.
Written October 3, 2019
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