Maguk Gorge, Kakadu National Park

4.9
#2 of 13 in Wildlife in Kakadu National Park
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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  • This place is breath taking! One of my favorite spots to go spots to go swimming in Kakadu. The road in is accessible by most cars saying that there can be alot of corrugation on the roads, but during...  more »
  • It was an exiting walk by the rocky river. The waterfall was beautiful and the water quite warm (hot day). Had such a fun time just floating in the water and swimming to the waterfall.  more »

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