Maguk Gorge, Arnhem

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#3 of 16 in Wildlife in Kakadu National Park
World heritage site · National Park · Wildlife Area
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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 Arnhem road trip planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • Wow, amazing ! A real Northern Territory experience … quite a long drive on a dirt road off the main highway, park the car, then reasonable bush walk to the most magical waterhole. Beautiful, clear... 
    Wow, amazing ! A real Northern Territory experience … quite a long drive on a dirt road off the main highway, park the car, then reasonable bush walk to the most magical waterhole. Beautiful, clear...  more »
  • Barramundi Gorge or Maguk (same same): wonderful EASY walk, but bouldering half of it. We had a fellow tourist doing it on crutches even!!). But it requires some stepping stone skill work. Little... 
    Barramundi Gorge or Maguk (same same): wonderful EASY walk, but bouldering half of it. We had a fellow tourist doing it on crutches even!!). But it requires some stepping stone skill work. Little...  more »

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