The Jawoyn people believe that powerful Creation Ancestors rest here and they should not be disturbed. This area offers spectacular bushwalks, with powerful waterfalls in the wet and sparkling waterholes in the dry.
Some areas are 4WD only and are subject to closure during the wet season, so check the road report. During the dry season relax at the camping and picnic areas close to Gunlom Falls. Please observe all crocodile warning signs.
Goymarr Interpretive Centre (Mary River Roadhouse): Visitor information, food, stores and fuel.
Mary river map - click to enlarge
Gravel road; check wet season access. A popular camping area located near a clear plunge pool and waterfall. A two km return steep climb takes you to the top of the waterfall and a lookout with great views over southern Kakadu. Allow 1.5 hours. A 2.5 km return walk leads to Murrill Billabong and South Alligator River from the camping area. Allow one hour. See the Mary River Roadhouse and Gunlom video
Gunlom area camping and walks park note (PDF - 540KB)
See virtual tours of the Gunlom area on the Kakadu National Park Ramsar site - click to see tours eight, nine and 10 >>
Gravel road; check wet season access. A series of interconnected walking tracks, which provide a wonderful wet season experience. The individual walks are: Boulder Creek Walk (two km return); Yurmikmik Lookout Walk (five km return); Motor Car Falls (7.5 km return); and Kurrundie Creek Walk (11 km return).
Yurmikmik walk park note (PDF - 396KB)
Maguk Plunge pool
Gravel road, dry season only, 4WD recommended. A two km return walk through monsoon forest and along a sandy and rocky creek leads to a small waterfall and clear plunge pool. Allow one to two hours. Estuarine crocodiles have been known to move into Maguk.
Yurmikmik, Kurrundie Creek: photo Dean Ayres
Dry season only, 4WD. Bush camping beside Koolpin Creek. Access by permit only. Permits can be organised through the Permits Officer, Kakadu National Park (08) 8938 1140, or find out more about permits here.
Jarrangbarnmi campsite and walks park note (PDF - 604KB)
Gimbat picnic area
Dry season only, 4WD. A shady picnic area situated near Guratba (Coronation Hill) and the South Alligator River.
Gungurul picnic and
Gungurul is accessible all year by 2WD vehicles, caravans, campervans and coaches. There are picnic tables and basic toilet facilities. A four km return walk leads you to a branch of the South Alligator River and up a moderate climb to a lookout with views over the South Alligator Valley. Allow two to three hours.