Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge)


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Jarrangbarnmi (Kooplin Gorge) in Kakadu National Park (Kakadu) is a restricted access area under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 and a permit is required to enter this area. A permit and access key are required to visit, walk and camp at Jarrangbarnmi. Advance booking is essential and minimum 7 days must be allowed for processing of the permit. No permit extensions can be authorised on site. You can apply for a permit online or for more information please contact the permits officer on +61 (08) 8938 1140 or at kakadu.permits@environment.gov.au. Another of the Mary River region's beautiful waterfall areas, this is wilderness camping at its absolute finest. Not far from Gunlom Falls, but well off the beaten track, this camping area is surrounded by rocky ridges, cascades and areas of white sandy beach. Set up camp beside Koolpin Creek then explore and swim in one of the many plunge pools before relaxing to take in the majesty of Kakadu. High clearance 4WD is required to access this site. Sites are unpowered and suitable for tents, camper trailer sand off-road caravans. Toilet facilities are available. Ensure you observe all safety signs, and be aware that whenever you are near water in the park, there is a risk of crocs! Generators and pets are not permitted.

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Lat: -13.497349 Lng: 132.575144

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Felt very lucky to be able to visit this beautiful spot. Camp ground is large and dusty but lots of room due to the limited amount of visitors allowed in. Walk up to the plunge pool is a bit tricky but well worth it to enjoy a nice swim.


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Can anyone tell us how high clearance do we need and if It can be accessed with 4wd campers?



Permit does take around 7 days as noted. Key is in the front room at unmanned ranger station which is just left unlocked but very easy to access. We did a day trip and although hot today, absolutely worth the drive out there. Would love more time here to just take it all in. Be sure to walk up and over the gorge to black pool, as mentioned, the views are spectacular. Lost my brown Akubra hat while swimming at black pool, if found please return to rangers station when you return your key and let me know via this post. I would be eternally grateful! Happy travels :)


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