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Gunlom Waterfall Creek

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Address: Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Breathtaking, worth the camp and climb.

My partner and I took my mum out to Gunlom for a 2 night camp and it was brilliant. My partner and I gunned it to the top of the falls just before sunset which took about 20 mins... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Tess N

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

My partner and I took my mum out to Gunlom for a 2 night camp and it was brilliant. My partner and I gunned it to the top of the falls just before sunset which took about 20 mins at a fast pace, but it was totally worth it. We had the top of the falls and the inifinity pool... More 

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Albion Park, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

rough road in. No power. Showers clean. very dusty (might be better earlier in dry season though. the falls are awesome though. Walk NOT suitable for very young or elderly.

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Brisbane
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

The road in July was one of the worst we encountered, and that included the Gibb River Road. I wouldn't have done it if I didn't have a 4WD. I did see a Mazda 6 in the car park and we passed a VW beetle on the way out. I hope they made it without serious damage. The falls were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

If you like hiking and also swimming then Gunlom is the perfect option for a day out. The carpark area has toilets, WiFi, and picnic areas. The walk to the top of the swimming holes is about 30 minutes for a fit person. The Swimming holes are great and the view terrific.

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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Long trip from from Jabiru, around 150 km. In October it is not a waterfall at all. Unpaved road but 4WD isn't required. Nothing to do really there. It's not worthy the time.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

The water holes size is quite large, you have plenty of space to yourself and off trails to explore.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Have been coming here since school camp and the novelty doesn't wear off. You have to climb up the top. It only takes 20-30 minutes to climb, and allow yourself atleast an hour or two at the top for a swim and explore. We took a couple of coldies up with us to enjoy at the edge and it is... More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Best investment on this trip is our trekking poles. As we watched young kids race up the hill we were glad for the extra help. Well worth the effort to the top. Views are spectacular and the swim in the pools so welcomed. Do it.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Steep climb to the swimming holes but absolutely worth it. My 6 year old managed it. We were the only ones there and it was just perfect.

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

3 of us did the walk upto the top to see the pools. It is a hard hot walk. Take plenty of water. Dont forget your bathers. At the top swim in the pools and check out the infinitey pool. Beware the rocks beneath the water. Take it slow. And take it slow on the way down.

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