We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Omg”
Review of Jim Jim Falls

Jim Jim Falls
Book In Advance
More Info
US$157.84*
and up
Full-Day Twin and Jim Jim Falls 4WD Tour from Jabiru
More Info
US$791.61*
and up
3-Day Kakadu National Park and Waterfalls Tour from Darwin
More Info
US$971.29*
and up
5-Day 4WD Camping Adventure Including Kakadu, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield...
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Spectacular all year - see this area from the ground in the dry season, and from the air in the wet season.The Jim Jim Area is only accessible by 4WD during the dry season. Visitors can explore the spectacular and challenging walks or take a boat shuttle ride to Twin Falls over crystal clear waters (charges apply). Scenic flights are also very popular, and allow visitors to see the spectacular Jim Jim Falls, which are in full flow only during the wet season
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Went in with a 18 month old, 4 year old, mummy and nana. So it was an experience. And a very long way for us it took us an hour but was worth the walk. For me it was one of those can tick it of my list not sure if do it again. Another one to check out is Gunlum up the top is so worth the short walk.

2  Thank emmsy1111
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (216)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

114 - 118 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 1 March 2014

The sight of Jim Jim falls is spectacular when it is in full spate but you can only see it this way from the air...worth an aerial tour to get a better sense of the escarpment and the water pouring off it. we did this years ago and were very pleased we did.

To see the Falls by road you need to wait until the rangers open the road and check for crocs. The timing of this varies from year to year depending on how big a wet season we've had? You HAVE to have a 4WD to get there, especially if you are in a hire car. Parts of the road can be sandy so you need some off road driving skills.

Once you get to the carpark area it is still a decent walk, up and over boulders and rocks, so it's not worth doing if you won't be able to manage this. Do take plenty of water, hat, and sunscreen and wear a covered shirt.

Although this is a current contribution we last did this trip a few years ago as we have to hire a decent sized 4WD.

2  Thank mamacasperson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 February 2014

If you are going to the spectacular Twin Falls anyway then you might as well come here for a swim (no swimming at Twin).

But if you aren't going to Twin (e.g. because your hire vehice isn't permitted) then would I recommend bouncing all the way down here in a 4WD to Jim Jim? Probably not.

The falls aren't running in the middle of the dry season so its just a swimming hole. Its still a nice one, but there are plenty of swimming holes in Northern Australia that don't require bouncing around this far and a rather annoying walk over boulders (clarify - I like walking, but this boulder hopping was just annoying! Don't wear thongs/flip-flops).

6  Thank Waddler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 February 2014

The walk up Jim Jim falls is not an easy one, but it is well worth it.
The swim in the plunge pool definitely cools you off at the end of your journey after a hard walk.
The view to the cliffs above is the biggest you will ever see.

The first half of the walk is easy going, but as you get closer, the rocks get larger and harder to scramble over. Some of them are almost as big as a house.

It is only accessible in the dry season as you will see why, once you arrive at your destination.
We had plenty of time in Kakadu, but if you short on time, I recommend you take one of the tours that incorporates both Twin and Jim Jim falls for the day.

During the wet, you can only take a flight over the falls as the amount of water plunging of the falls is immense to say the least.

16  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 November 2013

The walk from the carpark to the plunge pool is strenuous, requiring the hiker to clamber through, around and over a number of large boulders. We took the Gagudju "Adventure Tour" with some other travelers who understimated the physical demands and were not able to reach the falls. They got close enough to enjoy and outstanding view, but it could not have been much fun to wait 90 minutes or more for the rest of us to complete the trip. Although the falls were not flowing in August when we arrived, the pool was beautiful and provided for a very refreshing swim! The tour also takes in Twin Falls, which is reached by boat, and continues to flow even in August. The trip to the falls is rough - I'm glad we left the driving to someone else! All in all, it's a long day, but fulfilling!

7  Thank Emerald-City N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Jim Jim Falls also viewed

Kakadu National Park, Top End
Kakadu National Park, Top End
 
Kakadu National Park, Top End
Kakadu National Park, Top End
 

Been to Jim Jim Falls? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing