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Koolpin Gorge

Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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A test of your scramble ability but the sense of achievement!!

Some tricky scrambling, climbing, hauling parts to this hike but the relief when you reach the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
oldaussieiady
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Melbourne
Probably better off spending time at other attractions in Kakadu

Don't get me wrong- Koolpin Gorge is amazing.... incredible biodiversity and scenery. It's just... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
DrSwazza
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Melbourne, Australia
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Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some tricky scrambling, climbing, hauling parts to this hike but the relief when you reach the fabulous gorge says it all. The next group to join us were wearing Kakadu boots (thongs) which had me gobsmacked. I was so pleased that I was able experience...More

Thank oldaussieiady
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Don't get me wrong- Koolpin Gorge is amazing.... incredible biodiversity and scenery. It's just not very accessible. DEFINITELY NO SWIMMING due to crocodiles. Beautiful, but hard walking to get views of the gorge. The campground is very worn out, dusty and ugly. Quite surprising given...More

Thank DrSwazza
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A nice hike throughout the gorge, multiple swimming holes for everyone to enjoy through and through.

Thank youngcats
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We got a permit and camped at Koolpin Gorge. The campsite is nothing special, has bush toilets only and no grass but the gorge and the pink and black pools were awesome. We were lucky to come across a young couple to guide us, we...More

Thank Raroa7
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This you must try and do. My wife and I will go here as we will go to Australia this december. For me the fifth, for her a first (newly weds :)). Going to Koolpin Gorge is THE thing we just have to do. I...More

1  Thank Theo V
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We stayed at Koolpin Gorge just recently, and this is the first time we had been here as you need to arrange a permit to stay here. The drive is a pleasant drive in, once you've picked up your key from the ranger station on...More

3  Thank Stiebs
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Koolpin gorge itself is amazing. just look at photos and see the beautiful freshwater pools. ...however finding the the initial path past the first pool, which you aren't allowed to swim in was a slight challenge. You have to really look for signs/markers to point...More

1  Thank christine s
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We went here with Top End Explorer tours. The walk is a bit strenuous, climbing over rocks, but what a reward. It is just beautiful, and the fact that we were the only ones there made it even more special. We were able to relax,...More

1  Thank lanamom
Reviewed 20 July 2015

My husband and I went here with a small tour group in late September 2005 (this choice was not available in the review form), and it was one of the best of many highlights on this trip. We appreciated having a guide to tell us...More

Thank BrahminyKite48
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We organised a permit early. Locals we spoke to said it can be quite hard to get one. The 17km 4wd track in is very rough (so much fun what an adventure!!!!), and we had a little bit of trouble with the steep water crossing...More

Thank JacqandMatt
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