You need to obtain a permit to visit meaning there's not many people and you'll end up with the entire gorge to yourself. To protect these values, only limited amounts of people at a time are allowed to visit the area and a special permit is required. The end of this walk is not marked. Koolpin Gorge. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. The water is just stunning and there are so many pools to slowly make your way up the gorge through. It isn't just another tourist spot to tick off the list. Jarrangbarnmi has important cultural and natural values. Access to Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin) gorge is restricted, and you must have a permit, whether it's for a day trip or for overnight camping. Koolpin Gorge is located in the southern part of Kakadu National Park. Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge is located in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Picking up the key to the gate, the ranger warned against swimming in the two pools nearest the camp, as saltwater crocodiles were known to inhabit them. The area is open to both independent travellers and tour operators. Koolpin is my favourite place in Kakadu. It really is a hidden gem that many tourists miss as it's not as easy to access and a permit is required. The walk is restricted via permits and you are guaranteed complete exclusivity. Koolpin Creek is one of the largest tributaries of the South Alligator River, draining a large part of Kakadu's sandstone plateau. Koolpin Gorge. For permits and permit information contact the Permits Officer on +61 (0) 8 8938 11140. Cross the creek, but keep it in sight at all times. Our first day is a trip into Kakadu and we camp overnight at the beautiful Mary River Region of Southern Kakadu before starting early the next day. Just before the creek drops into the plains below, it enters Koolpin Gorge where it passes over a series of waterfalls. To visit Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge and get the most from your holiday in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), create itinerary details personal to you using our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation planner. This trip starts in Darwin. Just before the creek drops into the plains below, it enters Koolpin Gorge where it passes over a series of waterfalls. Permits required for visiting. Koolpin Creek is one of the largest tributaries of the South Alligator River, draining a large part of Kakadu's sandstone plateau. Koolpin Gorge is a protected site and access is restricted, therefore you need to obtain a permit to enter. Jarrangbarnmi | Koolpin Gorge Walk Follow Koolpin Creek upstream to plunge pools and waterfalls. Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) Known by some as 'The Jewel in Kakadu's crown', it is one of Kakadu's most beautiful places. The views are a photographer's delight. At Koolpin Gorge there are a number of significant (or sacred) sites which must be avoided – not only will the Rainbow Serpent seek out your campsite and potentially destroy it, then squash your 4WD so you can’t get back to civilization, you’ll also be whacked with … Koolpin's a beautiful gorge with a creek running through it and surrounded by the pristine wilderness. The Koolpin Gorge to Twin Falls walk is a remote and beautiful walk through the heart of Southern Kakadu. Koolpin Gorge is a beautifully secluded piece of paradise hidden away in the southern end of Kakadu National Park. No permit extensions can be authorised on site. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images A limit of 40 people are allowed to use the area at any one time. A park pass is required to enter the park. On the sterling recommendation of friends J and L, we booked one of the permit-only 4WD camp sites at Koolpin Gorge in Kakadu. 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