Jim Jim Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the Kakadu National Park. It’s a fairly remote location and you will need a 4WD/SUV for the last part of the track. As long as you have some clearance and don’t mind a few small creek crossings, you should be fine. There is a big swimming hole at the base of the falls. There are no crocodiles here, as big rocks block the water hole from the river. The hike to the falls is simply up the Jim Jim Creek from the car park. You’ll be hiking over rocks and boulders for about 1km to get to the base of the falls.
Kakadu National Park
Jim-Jim Falls Access Track, Northern Territory, Australia
From Kakadu Highway, Kakadu National Park.
- Turn onto Jim-Jim Falls Road and follow for 49km
- Continue onto Jim-Jim and Twin Falls access Track 8km (4WD Only)
- Take the Jim-Jim Falls Access Track for 900m.
- Park and hike the Barrk Marlam Walk to Jim Jim Creek for 400m.
- From here follow the creek upstream another 1km to the base of Jim Jim falls to find the swimming hole.