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    Need to explore more then consider Gunlom Falls and Gunlom Rock poolin Kakadu National Park

    This picturesque waterfall is one of the finest in Kakadu, and one of the most popular. Its cascading waters and pristine plunge pools attract people looking for a refreshing dip (or just some spectacular photographs). From the sandy beach and large clear pool at the base, a short, steep walk takes you to a series of smaller rocky pools stretching up into the escarpment. Gunlom is a must-see and a highlight of everyone’s Kakadu bucket list.

    A steep lookout walk leads to rock pools and views of the southern hills and ridges. The flat, easy walk to Murrill Billabong is great for bird watching, as is the short walk to the main pool below the seasonal waterfall. There is a grassed, shady picnic area and camping facilities include solar-powered hot showers.

    Gunlom Plunge Pool
    Features: Seasonal waterfall and a large plunge pool
    Distance: 200 metres return
    Grade: Disabled access

    Gunlom Lookout Walk
    Features: Rock pools and superb views at the top of the falls
    Distance: 1km return
    Grade: Difficult climb, marked track

    Murrill Billabong Walk
    Features: A small seasonal billabong and the South Alligator River
    Distance: Billabong 1km return River 2.5km return
    Grade: Easy, marked track

    Beyond Gunlom

    Features: A network of walking tracks which take in the plunge pools and wet season waterfalls of the Marrawal Plateau
    Access: 2WD
    See the Yurmikmik Park Note for more information

    Gimbat and Guratba
    Cornation Hill
    Features: A scenic drive to a shady picnic area by the South Alligator River
    Access: 4WD only, day use only


    Campgrounds Kakadu - stay and camp at Gunlom Campground - 4wd unsealed road - off road access.

    Gunlom campground

    Gunlom Campground

    Type of camping: Managed campsite
    Situated near some of Kakadu’s most famous plunge pools, Gunlom Campground is a popular location for a cool dip on a hot day. Campground facilities provide for a comfortable stay and each morning you’ll wake to the call of lorikeets, honey eaters, galahs and kookaburras. Just minutes from the lower plunge pool and waterfall, a short hike of about 450 m takes you above the falls where one of nature’s most spectacular infinity pools offers breathtaking views of southern Kakadu. If you’re up bright and early, try the 2.5 km return walk leading to Murrill Billabong and the South Alligator River.

    : Drinking water
    : Toilets (flushing)
    : Showers (hot water)
    : Rubbish bins
    : No power
    : Generators permitted (last we checked)
    : Alcohol permitted
    : Picnic area (BBQ)
    : Fire pit
    : No boat ramp
    : No swimming pool

    Suitable for
    : Tents
    : Camper trailers
    : Caravans (our recommendation only)

    Nearest hub
    Mary River Roadhouse to Gunlom is 48 km so allow 1 hour 50 minutes travelling time

    Amenities at hub
    : No Park passes
    : Fuel
    : General store
    : Meals
    : Restaurant
    : Bar

    Map of Sandy Billabong Kakadu camping and campground: All copyright and courtesy of Top End Tourism
    • The map is copyright and credit to Top End Tourism

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