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  • 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.

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    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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  • Kakadu and Jim Jim beach pool and plunge pool

    Crossing over to the beach pool is done by folks at about 300 metres before the massive rocks to the plunge pools entrance. See my 3rd last photos about. When I wa shere there were 2 guided tour groups here though our guide opted for the plung pool.

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  • 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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