Motor Car Creek Falls

Point Of Interest

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Begin at Yurmikmik Car Park Kakadu N P, Northern Territory


This small pristine waterfall is a favourite in the tropical summer when Kakadu's larger falls tend to be inaccessible. Surrounded by monsoon forest it remains one of Kakadu's hidden gems despite being heavily photographed and featured in travel magazines for its beauty. Although it's a bit of a trek at 7.5 kms return visitors find it well worth the effort. A refreshing swim under the waterfall is another bonus. Head for the Yurmikmik walks to venture out to this Kakadu jewel. Along the walk look out for wallaroos and listen for the chorus of birds. Be Crocwise: Swimming Ensure you observe all safety signs, and be aware that whenever you are near water in the park, there is a risk of crocs! Kakadu has Crocodile Management Zones to minimise risk to humans. Even in these zones you should be cautious. Crocodile warning signs and Crocodile Management Zones are not found everywhere. Pets are not permitted. No camping or overnight parking allowed.

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Lat: -13.533093 Lng: 132.478389

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Awesome plunge pool, 7km return moderate walk, do the lookout as well - go from the 2nd carpark, little bit longer from # 1.


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Really beautiful waterhole especially in the morning light. The waterfall is at a very slow trickle. Went for a swim, even saw a little turtle pop his head up. Beautiful blue water and lovely temperature. Walk in is best done earlier in the day when it's not too hot, as it's an exposed walk.



OMG flies were next level. Take a head net. Park at closest car park (past Boulder Creek car park) to save yourself walking any further than you have to on this BORING trail. It's like walking through a giant neglected garden overgrown with weeds. See pic. At falls, walk is a little more interesting, no path have to bolder hop and duck fallen trees etc. Falls still flowing but looked a little dank for swimming. Nice spot to sit and enjoy if the freakin flies weren't so hectic!!!


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