Visiting Garnamarr Campground Camping in the Jim Jim region in Kakadu National Park Australia

 


  • Jim Jim Falls walking to the Plateau above Jim Jim Falls - Barrk Malam walk and Jim Jim Viewing Pool track and Jim Jim Beach Pool in the valley in Kakadu National Park from Darwin.

    About Jim Jim Falls walk to the plunge pool in Kakadu National Park Australia Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu National Park Australia - About Jim Jim Gorge and Jim Jim seasonal falls in Kakadu National Park Northern Territory Australia.

    How to get to Jim Jim falls plunge pool: Barrk Malam Walk and Viewing Pool track



    Jim Jim walk to the plunge pool blog: Barrk Malam Walk and Viewing Pool track - Now on arrival at the carpark you may see 10 cars - sometimes none. That's what I really enjoy about kakadu where we went there was no crowd. maybe we were lucky but I never even tried to plan the day, I just got up and went. At the carpark which is also the start of the Jim Jim Gorge walking track sone 12 metres away there is a toilet on the left on the side of the hill.

    Jim Jim Gorge Walk - offically called Barrk Malam Walk and Viewing Pool track:

    From the carpark edge you see the sign below right. Here it says
    Baark Malam Walking Track - 200 metres (this meant the track starts in 200m from this sign)
    Gorge Viewing Area - 400 metres
    Jim Jim Falls - 900 metre

    Jim Jim Falls Plunge Pool
    A 2km return walk through monsoon forest and over boulders will take you to a deep plunge pool surrounded by spectacular, 150-metre high cliffs.
    This walk is suitable for people who are fit and can manage uneven terrain (large boulders, often slippery).
    Allow 1 to 2 hours for this walk.
    Visitors who choose to swim at the Jim Jim Falls plunge pool do so at their own risk. Please note the advice on our visitor safety page regarding crocodiles and all crocodile warning signs on site.

    Do not enter the water downstream of the Jim Jim Falls plunge pool. Estuarine crocodiles may be present.

    Plateau above Jim Jim Falls - Barrk Malam walk
    A very steep marked walking route leads to the plateau above Jim Jim Falls.
    This walk is suitable only for very fit people, who can manage a very steep climb in hot conditions.
    Allow 4 to 6 hours for this walk and carry plenty of water. It is advisable to start in the cooler hours of the morning. Wear good walking shoes and appropriate clothing.

    Important to note: During the dry season Jim Jim Falls ceases to flow.

    Jim Jim Gorge Walk - Blog Barrk Malam Walk and Viewing Pool track:

    Jim Jim Gorge Walk - Blog Barrk Malam Walk and Viewing Pool track: Now this is no 4 minute mile folks. I took a series of photo's of the track for one reason. So many folks ask me how difficult is the track and how do you explain you scramble up a large boulder and slide down the other side. What you imagine is quiet often different to what is actually there. So below is a series of photo's of the track as it goes along. I would say the place called the Baark Malam turnoff sign or 'Gorge Viewing Area' is a good spot to relax and take your breath in after the first section.

    Barrk Malam Walk and Viewing Pool track - Now on arrival at the carpark you may see 10 cars - sometimes none. That's what I really enjoy about kakadu where we went there was no crowd. maybe we were lucky but I never even tried to plan the day, I just got up and went. From the Baark Malam turn off sign it stated to get more difficult as you see. We went forward here to the Gorge Viewing Area a further 200 metres on.

    Do not enter the water downstream of the Jim Jim Falls plunge pool. Estuarine crocodiles may be present.

    When we stopped here we saw the pool above and everyone just wanted to stay and swim. then the guide said hey look over there. We saw the cage - below photo and knew straight away what it was. it was a croc trap. That curbed the wish for swimming for the moment. though the water was crystral clear and so pure. There were fish everywhere to be seen. The Pandanas Plams that hung over the waters edge just made the picture. Really if your not into long walks over uneven ground you may just be satified to stay there and contemplate the world around you.

    You would think for the number of people visiting kakadu that Jim Jim would be like a small city but by this stage not one person passed out tour group and this was around 10am.

    Kakadu also has a bird population that overwhelms the senses. You just have to be there to know what I mean.

    Recapping the walk - now the first few 100 metres of the next section seemed fine with a sandy track and I breezed that it. Though still looking back and wanting a swim but remembering the croc trap. Then it went from sandy to embedded rocks in sand. ok still not bad to walk over. Actually walking on a track next to pristines waters takes away the hardness of the track from the mind I found. Our guide in the red was watching marg she wa sthe last. She was in hospital with a chipped spine for many weeks years ago so she went very slow on purpose.

    About this point 'Plunge Pool' sign you cross over for the beach pool you see later in our photo's below. In the picture above is were some of our group decided to sit it out before the final 300 metres over the rocks to the pool at the gorges end. Well it was worth the walk that's for sure. They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, nah just one word 'memorable'. You can see the beach pool on the other side in the pictures below. Here most medium adventure tour groups like to swim and go.

    During our drive - our guide stopped all of a sudden and pointed out the Bush Passionfruit - top left photo. Then further along he stopped again and poitend out that when nuts fall from this tree the Aboriginals learnt over time was also the time that turles layed there eggs.

    Sometime a tour guide offers that little gem of knowledge at the right time that no reading a book could ever match.

    Plateau above Jim Jim Falls - Barrk Malam walk. A very steep marked walking route leads to the plateau above Jim Jim Falls. This walk is suitable only for very fit people, who can manage a very steep climb in hot conditions. Allow 4 to 6 hours for this walk and carry plenty of water. It is advisable to start in the cooler hours of the morning. Wear good walking shoes and appropriate clothing.


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  • Visiting Garnamarr Campground Camping in the Jim Jim region in Kakadu National Park Australia.

    Garnamarr - Large Camping Facilities: How to get to Jim Jim Campground - unsealed track into Garnamarr Campground


    Garrnamarr campground (dry season only, 4WD)
    This campground caters for up to 200 people.
    Facilities include showers and toilets, and there is drinking water available. The campground is locked from 8.30 pm to 6.30 am for visitor safety.

    NT Parks and Wildlife. Check the latest access report on the web, www.nt.gov.au. For the latest up-to-date details, contact the Bowali Visitor Centre on 0889381121 or +61889381121

    Jim Falls Region of Kakadu-National Park Australia.

    Facilities: Water Shower Car park Picnic Area Public Toilet

    Category: 1
    Cost: Approx $10 per adult per night - Under 16 years free. The cost will vary please see the parks link below for current pricing.

    Where to stay - Garnamarr Campground (dry season only, 4WD)
    The Garnamarr Campground caters for about 200 people and is located beside the Jim Jim Falls access road about 50km from the Kakadu Highway. Caravans are not recommended and trailers must be left at a designated area near the campground and must not be taken to the falls. Showers, toilets and drinking water are available.


    Garnamarr Campground Camping fees
    A campground manager will collect the camping fee of Approx $5.40 (known season's prices) per adult per night (over 16 years of age). Please have correct change as eftpos facilities are not available. See current Camping fees and permits are at this external sublink: http://www.environment.gov.au/. There is no booking system for the campsite. Places are allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis. It is advisable tocontact the Bowali Visitor Centre to check on vacancies before driving there.

    Communal concrete fire rings are provided at the campground. Firewood must be collected on the way to the campground, not within the immediate area of the campground. Parks Australia and traditional owners encourage minimal use of firewood and the use of gas stoves as an alternative energy source for cooking.



    Garnamarr Campground Camping blog:
    Facilities well very well maintained on our last visit and we must comment the camp ground manager had a excellent and most friendly personality. A real ambassador for Kakadu National Park.

    Rangers present regular free slide shows and talks at the campground

    The old camping area was converted into a day use area, providing picnic tables and basic toilet facilities.

    This area is also the starting point for the Budjmi Lookout walk. Please do not enter the areas that are being revegetated.

    A gate has been erected on the falls side of the Garnamarr Campground which is locked from 8.30pm to 6.30 am for the safety of visitors. We ask that you ensure that you leave the falls area in time to be at Garnamarr before the gates are locked at 8.30 pm.

    How to get to Jim Jim Campground - unsealed track into Garnamarr Campground



  • Jim Jim Gorge in Kakadu

    Jim Jim Gorge and seasonal falls Another concern is the removal of crocodiles hence the croc trap and crocodile facts you see in the web pages to follow. Crocodile monitoring is constant and the removal of any crocodiles in Jim Jim is a proirity and sometimes the falls may be closed for an extra week or so to trap any crocodile that has well wandered in. I took this photo of the crocodile trap from Jim Jim track to the Jim Jim Gorge and Falls.

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    Jim Jim Gorge Walk - Blog Barrk Malam Walk and Viewing Pool track:

    Jim Jim Gorge Walk - Blog Barrk Malam Walk and Viewing Pool track: Now this is no 4 minute mile folks. I took a series of photo's of the track for one reason. So many folks ask me how difficult is the track and how do you explain you scramble up a large boulder and slide down the other side. What you imagine is quiet often different to what is actually there. So below is a series of photo's of the track as it goes along. I would say the place called the Baark Malam turnoff sign or 'Gorge Viewing Area' is a good spot to relax and take your breath in after the first section.

    Barrk Malam Walk and Viewing Pool track - Now on arrival at the carpark you may see 10 cars - sometimes none. That's what I really enjoy about kakadu where we went there was no crowd. maybe we were lucky but I never even tried to plan the day, I just got up and went. From the Baark Malam turn off sign it stated to get more difficult as you see. We went forward here to the Gorge Viewing Area a further 200 metres on.

    Do not enter the water downstream of the Jim Jim Falls plunge pool. Estuarine crocodiles may be present.

    When we stopped here we saw the pool above and everyone just wanted to stay and swim. then the guide said hey look over there. We saw the cage - below photo and knew straight away what it was. it was a croc trap. That curbed the wish for swimming for the moment. though the water was crystral clear and so pure. There were fish everywhere to be seen. The Pandanas Plams that hung over the waters edge just made the picture. Really if your not into long walks over uneven ground you may just be satified to stay there and contemplate the world around you.

    You would think for the number of people visiting kakadu that Jim Jim would be like a small city but by this stage not one person passed out tour group and this was around 10am.

    Kakadu also has a bird population that overwhelms the senses. You just have to be there to know what I mean.

    Recapping the walk - now the first few 100 metres of the next section seemed fine with a sandy track and I breezed that it. Though still looking back and wanting a swim but remembering the croc trap. Then it went from sandy to embedded rocks in sand. ok still not bad to walk over. Actually walking on a track next to pristines waters takes away the hardness of the track from the mind I found. Our guide in the red was watching marg she wa sthe last. She was in hospital with a chipped spine for many weeks years ago so she went very slow on purpose.

    About this point 'Plunge Pool' sign you cross over for the beach pool you see later in our photo's below. In the picture above is were some of our group decided to sit it out before the final 300 metres over the rocks to the pool at the gorges end. Well it was worth the walk that's for sure. They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, nah just one word 'memorable'. You can see the beach pool on the other side in the pictures below. Here most medium adventure tour groups like to swim and go.

    During our drive - our guide stopped all of a sudden and pointed out the Bush Passionfruit - top left photo. Then further along he stopped again and poitend out that when nuts fall from this tree the Aboriginals learnt over time was also the time that turles layed there eggs.

    Sometime a tour guide offers that little gem of knowledge at the right time that no reading a book could ever match.

    Plateau above Jim Jim Falls - Barrk Malam walk. A very steep marked walking route leads to the plateau above Jim Jim Falls. This walk is suitable only for very fit people, who can manage a very steep climb in hot conditions. Allow 4 to 6 hours for this walk and carry plenty of water. It is advisable to start in the cooler hours of the morning. Wear good walking shoes and appropriate clothing.


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