Are there crocodiles at Gunlom Falls?

Are there crocodiles at Gunlom Falls?

Are there crocodiles at Gunlom Falls?

Freshwater crocodiles (Madjarrki), (Crocodylus johnstoni) are only found in Australia, where they live in freshwater rivers, creeks and plunge pools such as Maguk and Gunlom. Freshwater crocodiles are usually shy animals but can become aggressive if disturbed, so do not approach them.

Is Gunlom Falls still closed?

This picturesque waterfall is one of the finest in Kakadu, and one of the most popular. Its cascading waters and pristine plunge pool are a highlight of Kakadu and are spectacular for photography. Gunlom Falls isn’t open right now. Current status: Site closed until further notice.

Do you need a 4WD for Gunlom Falls?

You do not need a 4WD to visit Kakadu National Park Even Gunlom and Maguk can only really safely be accessed with a suitable vehicle. Good clearance and suspension along with sound driving skills are essential. A snorkel is often needed to cross the creek to Twin Falls.

Why is Gunlom Falls closed?

Meanwhile, Gunlom Falls – a cascading waterfall that appeared in the movie Crocodile Dundee – remains closed amid an ongoing court battle. A criminal charge was filed in September against Parks Australia by the Northern Territory government after it allegedly illegally disturbed an Aboriginal sacred site at Gunlom.

Is it safe to swim at Jim Jim Falls?

For your safety, swimming is prohibited in all waterways in this area. The only exception is the plunge pool and beach pool where you may swim at your own risk. Here, rangers work hard to detect and remove estuarine crocodiles.

Is it safe to swim at Edith Falls?

The area may not be safe or free from saltwater crocodiles….Where you can swim.

Park or reserve Location Time of year
Tjaynera Falls Dry season only
Surprise Creek Falls Dry season only
Nitmiluk National Park Katherine Gorge above the first gorge Dry season only
Leliyn (Edith Falls) plunge pool and upper pools Dry season only

Are there crocodiles at Katherine Gorge?

They’re around, they can see you, and you can’t always see them: that’s the warning from Northern Territory national park rangers in the wake of a 3.7-metre saltwater crocodile being caught in Katherine Gorge. It was the sixth saltwater crocodile caught in the first gorge of the 13-gorge system since 2009.

Is Surprise Creek Falls open?

The Reynolds River Track (pictured) and Surprise Creek Falls in Litchfield National Park are now open to visitors with High Clearance 4WD vehicles with snorkels. 4WD experts recommend a snorkel for any water crossing as it’s possible to destroy your engine in as little as 30cm of water.

What is the best way to see Kakadu?

The easiest way to get to Kakadu is by coach or by car from Darwin or Katherine. You will need a vehicle to get around the park, or you can join a coach or 4WD tour.

Can you swim at Gunlom Falls?

One of the best swimming spots is at Gunlom Falls in the southern end of the park. The only place you can swim at nearby Twin Falls is on the plateau above it, but the trek up is well worth it for the breathtaking views into the gorge below and the swimming holes upstream.

Can you swim at Motor Car falls?

Beautiful waterhole and safe swimming.