Jim Jim Falls, Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

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See the largest waterfall in Kakadu National Park, the Jim Jim Falls. The near vertical cliffs form a spectacular, steep 200 m (660 ft) drop for water that overflows from the rocky plateau top’s creeks and rivers onto floodplains below. In this dry and harsh environment, water volume varies from dramatic fall to a trickle in the dry season. You can access the falls only during the dry season and by 4WD. Camp in the area near to Jim Jim to see why the isolated and remote falls made it to the World Heritage List. Plan to see Jim Jim Falls and other attractions that appeal to you using our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planner.
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  • Fair bit of a walk (about 1 hour/45 min if your are quick) one way. Bouldering most of the way (again, man with crutches did it too, he was very determined, good on him). Little kids too, even though....  more
    Fair bit of a walk (about 1 hour/45 min if your are quick) one way. Bouldering most of the way (again, man with crutches did it too, he was very determined, good on him). Little kids too, even though....  more »
  • As seen from the fixed wing aircraft, they were fabulous. Lots of cascading water over the falls, and many tributaries feeding into the falls from the top. 
    As seen from the fixed wing aircraft, they were fabulous. Lots of cascading water over the falls, and many tributaries feeding into the falls from the top.  more »
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  • There isn't any water over the falls at the moment... it's been a dry season. The last 50 or so metres is hard going for oldies. I bummed around a lot of boulders, but it was worth the effort. From the Caravan Park you need a 4x4.
  • From Garnamarr Campground, you have to do a 30 minutes off-roading to reach at the car park of Jim Jim Falls. From here there’s 55 minutes one way hiking to get to the falls, viewing pool and small beach. The way is a bit tough specially for elderly people who have knee problems, specially last 50 metres would be tough. Please take extra water. In my opinion, best time to visit is early morning if you want to avoid the heat.

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