One of Kakadu’s big two waterfalls, Twin Falls Gorge has a split cascade that plunges from a 150 m high cliff face into a deep pool.
In the dry season, the waterfall slows to a trickle and you can walk right to the base of the imposing escarpment.
Along the way ancient secrets of the escarpment will be revealed and amazing aquatic life in the crystal clear waters highlighted. After you dock, a stroll along the floating boardwalk showcases the grandeur of the falls.
You should pack a picnic lunch and soak up the atmosphere on the white sandy beach at the base of the gorge.
Access to Twin Falls Gorge in the dry season is by road, boat shuttle service and a walking track over boulders, sand and a boardwalk.
The boat shuttle departs every 15 minutes between 7.30 am and 4.30 pm. The cruise up the gorge takes about 10 minutes and costs $12.50 per adult (children under 16 are free).
Access isn’t possible during the wet season due to flooding but scenic flights are a great way to see the falls in full flow while taking in Kakadu’s vast landscape.
Tip: You’ll need a 4WD with a snorkel to cross Jim Jim Creek and access Twin Falls Gorge. Check your car rental conditions before driving off-road. Be cautious driving on dirt roads and view the Kakadu Access Report.
Be Crocwise: Swimming
Ensure you observe all safety signs, and be aware that whenever you are near water in the park, there is a risk of crocs!
Kakadu has Crocodile Management Zones to minimise risk to humans. Even in these zones you should be cautious.
Crocodile warning signs and Crocodile Management Zones are not found everywhere.