In the heart of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, Gunlom Falls forms part of Waterfall Creek. Here, a cascading waterfall joins up with a serene and peaceful plunge pool to provide a stunning backdrop for relaxing, swimming, and picnicking.
From the top of the waterfall, you can enjoy spectacular views out across the south of Kakadu National Park while cooling off in the refreshing waters of the pools. At the top, you can check out the lookout walk, which takes you past pretty rock pools and exposes you to panoramas of the southern hills and ridges.
From there, you can continue on the flat walk to Murrill Billabong, where you can get stuck into some birdwatching and have a picnic in the grassed and shady picnic area provided.
The views from Gunlom Falls are perhaps the biggest draw to the attraction. At the top you can look out over the three distinct habitats of the south – stone country, woodland, and riverine areas
The Facilities at Gunlom Falls
Gunlom Falls caters well to visitors with facilities including barbecues, a car park, a designated picnic area set amongst shady woodland, and public toilets. It has everything you need for spending a day in the stunning surrounds.
Activities at Gunlom Falls
As well as marvelling at the impressive views from the top of the falls, you can go swimming in the crystal clear pools that accompany the cascading water. Elsewhere, there are plenty of walks that take you past numerous different sites – remember to keep your eyes peeled for the local wildlife as you go.
Camping is popular in the area, as the lush scenery makes for the perfect place to sleep under the stars. There are special camping spots for you to pitch your tent on that boast great facilities and views.
How to Get to Gunlom Falls
To get to the Kakadu National Park, leave Darwin and head out on the Arnhem Highway. Access to Gunlom Falls is available throughout the year, regardless of whether you’re visiting in the dry season or the wet season (where the dry season runs from May to October). The watering holes in Kakadu are monitored throughout the year and, if there hasn’t been enough rainfall, the swimming pools will be closed if it’s thought it is not safe for visitors.
If you’re in Kakadu National Park and looking for a beautiful place to relax, head to Gunlom Falls for stunning views and great swimming opportunities.