Gunlom Plunge Pool
Gunlom Plunge Pool, located on Waterfall Creek in World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, is a magical combination of seasonal waterfall and serene plunge pool, with picnic areas shaded by tall gums.
From the top of Gunlom you will be rewarded with sweeping vistas of three habitats of the southern hills and ridges of the park - stone country, woodland and riparian (riverine) areas. At the top take a relaxing and well-deserved dip in the crystal clear pools. If something more sedate is more your style, take the flat easy walk to Murrill Billabong for some great birdwatching, or follow the short walking track to the main pool below the seasonal waterfall. Bring your lunch and enjoy the grassed, shady picnic area. If you're staying over at the popular camping area (not far from the pool and waterfall), you'll appreciate the facilities such as the solar-powered hot showers.
Australian Traveller voted the Gunlom Top Pools within Australia's Top 100 best views and Hooroo has also recently voted Gunlom as a finalist in Australia's 'Secret Spots'.
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
Can Gunlom be done as a day trip?
Do I need any passes or permits to visit Gunlom?
How do I get around Gunlom?
You'll need a 4WD to visit Gunlom. Once you're there, the lower plunge pool is only 100 metres from the carpark, and there's a steep 15-minute uphill walk to the famous upper plunge pool, nature's very own infinity pool. It's recommended that you wear appropriate walking shoes.read more
How do I get to Gunlom?
If you want to explore the area yourself, driving is a great option. Alternatively you can book a tour from Darwin or Cooinda .
The road to Gunlom is an unsealed gravel road that can be navigated by 2WD and 4WD. The road is occasionally closed due to weather conditions so we recommend checking the Kakadu Access Report before you set off.
Driving times to Gunlom from:
- Darwin - 3.5 hours (325 km)
- Jabiru - 2 hours (170 km)
- Cooinda -90 minutes (125 km)
- Katherine - 2 hours (195 km)
How far is Gunlom from the nearest main town?
What are the major attractions at Gunlom?
The highlight (and the image that appears on so many postcards) is Gunlom plunge pool, nature's very own infinity pool, which provides unparalleled views of the rugged woodlands of Kakadu National Park. The crystal clear waters at the base of the falls is an easy stroll from the car park and campground and not to be missed.
Gunlom also boasts a well appointed campground and picnic area with bbqs, toilets and showers (fees apply to camp in the area).read more
What should I bring with me to Gunlom?
Make sure you bring drinking water, swimwear, a hat, first aid kit, sunscreen and sturdy walking shoes for the walk up to the infinity pool.read more
When is the best time to visit Gunlom?
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