Maguk Gorge, Kakadu National Park

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Featuring the only waterfall inside Kakadu National Park that flows even when there’s no rainfall, Maguk Gorge is part of a large World Heritage-listed area. A natural pool forms at the base of the steep gorge, with calm waters surrounded by lush native vegetation. This irresistible swimming spot attracts thousands of visitors each year, arriving here after an exciting climb up a rustic trail. Camping areas with basic toilet facilities, as well as picnic tables and barbecues, are available nearby. Adventurous travelers can also choose a 4WD tour in and around the area. Keep in mind that freshwater crocodiles often live in natural pools such as this one, and although they are usually shy around people, they should not be disturbed or approached. A visit to Maguk Gorge represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kakadu National Park road trip planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • The free Maguk campground has big shady camping spots that aren't too close to each other so offer some privacy. The camp ground is off the highway on the road to swimming spot. If you are going to sw...  more »
  • We were advised to go here rather than Gunlom which has lower water levels in October. We were so glad we did. It was a bit of a hike to the top pools but so worth it to laze around in the waterfalls ...  more »
  • We went to Maguk Gorge without having checked the place earlier too much...and it was such a pleasant surprise. The road to Maguk is unsealed but can be driven easily with a 4WD. From the parking it t...  more »

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