Is Jim Jim Falls worth it?

Is Jim Jim Falls worth it?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 01/24/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Jim Jim Falls is one of the magnificent falls in Kakadu, so you could say it’s worth it.

You can see Jim Jim Falls at Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. Jim Jim Falls is Kadadu’s biggest waterfall, and it is also bigger than all the waterfalls at Litchfield. Jim Jim Falls is 200 metres high and is most stunning during the wet season. The rain that comes along with the wet season makes the waterfall fuller.

How can I see Jim Jim Falls?

The best time to see Jim Jim Falls is in the wet season. The wet season is from November to April when the Northern Territory gets most of its rainfall for the year. This is when the waterfall is at its fullest, but you can only do a scenic flight on a helicopter to see it during this time.

If you want to visit during the dry season, you can walk through the monsoon forests. The forests surround Jim Jim Falls, and you can get a closer look at the waterfall from below. You will be able to walk right on the rocks that surround the plunge pool of the waterfall. You cannot do this walk through the monsoon forests in the wet season due to unsafe water levels.

Jim Jim Plunge Pool Walk

The Jim Jim Plunge Pool Walk is a two kilometre walk that can take about 20 to 30 minutes. You will walk through the monsoon forest in Kakadu and over some boulders. As you keep going you will arrive at the rocks at the bottom of Jim Jim Falls at the plunge pool. The plunge pool may look very tempting to swim in after your walk, but it isn’t recommended as freshwater crocodiles are often found in these waters.

Twin Falls

Twin Falls is another massive waterfall in Kakadu, but a bit smaller than Jim Jim Falls. Twin Falls has a split cascade that falls from the top into the pool at the bottom. Twin Falls has two walks you can go on to see the waterfall, but you can only do these in the dry season. One takes you to the base of the gorge and the other takes you above the falls. Both are fantastic walks to do but check online to ensure the walks are open and safe to do.

Photos of Jim Jim Falls don’t do the waterfall justice! You must go visit and see the beautiful waterfall for yourself when you next visit the Northern Territory.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.