Guest – Emma
After living in Darwin for numerous years, my partner and I finally made it out to Kakadu for a long weekend! Gunlom has been on my list of places to visit since moving to Darwin and seeing the movie Crocodile Dundee many years ago!
Setting off early from Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn to catch a sunrise cruise on Yellow Water Billabong (one of the highlights of our trip!) After the cruise we had breakfast in the restaurant at Cooinda, bought supplies for the day and set off to Gunlom.
After a 1.5 hour drive from Cooinda, we reached Gunlom! There were a few tour buses around in the carpark, so we headed straight for the walk up to the top (trying to avoid the crowds) The walk is 1km, but fairly steep in some areas… However the views of the Southern end of Kakadu National Park on the walk up are spectacular!
The walk took us about 15 minutes, and by the time we reached the top we were ready for a refreshing swim! I cannot describe the views from the top pools! They took our breath away! To think of such an ‘infinity’ like natural pool in the midst of a National Park…
If you are visiting Kakadu – ensure to visit Gunlom, you will not be disappointed!