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Jim Jim falls Australia

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Description
Spectacular all year round, see this area from the ground in the dry season, and from the air in the we season.
Jim Jim Falls is a 200 m (660 ft) high waterfall located in the Kakadu National Park, in the Northern Territory,Australia.
Kakadu National Park is a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia, 171 km southeast of Darwin.

 

Jim Jim falls Australia


Kakadu National Park is located within the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory of Australia. It covers an area of 19,804 km2 (7,646 sq mi),extending nearly 200 kilometres from north to south and over 100 kilometres from east to west.
It is the size of Slovenia, about one-third the size of Tasmania, or nearly half the size of Switzerland. The Ranger Uranium Mine, one of the most productive uranium mines in the world, is surrounded by separation from the park.

It is believed that 140 million years ago much of Kakadu was under a shallow sea. The prominent escarpment wall formed sea cliffs and the Arnhem Land plateau formed a flat land above the sea.
Today the escarpment, which rises to 330 metres (1,080 ft) above the plains, extends over 500 kilometres (300 mi) along the eastern side of the Park and into Arnhem Land. It varies from vertical cliffs in the Jim Jim Falls area to stepped cliffs and isolated outliers in the north.

 

Jim Jim falls Australia

 


In the dry season, when access is possible via a 60 km dirt road (the last 11 km are really suitable for 4WD only), the water dries up and the falls often don't fall. In the wet season when the falls are at their most spectacular, it is impossible to drive any vehicle into the area.

Visitors can explore the spectacular and challenging walks or take a boat shuttle ride to Twin Falls over crystal clear waters. Please observe all crocodile warning signs.
Scenic flights are also very popular, and allow visitors to see the spectacular Jim Jim Falls, which are in full flow only during the wet season.


Height - 213 m

Water volume - unknown

Number of drops - 3

Type - Plunge




Interesting facts


Travel tips
Estuarine crocodiles have been known to move into the Jim Jim Falls area, s plaese be aware.Swimming is dangerous.
Best to travel - dry season & 4WD.
Jim Jim Track is closed during the wet season and there is a deep water crossing at Jim Jim that must be crossed to continue onwards to Twin Falls.
Turn east off the Kakadu Highway 43 km south of the Bowali Centre. Engage 4WD, travel 60 km. Allow two hours one-way. The last 10 km of track includes areas of soft sand.
Features a 2 km return walk through monsoon forest and over boulders to a deep plunge pool surrounded by spectacular 150 m high cliffs. Allow one to two hours.


Location
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia



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GPS
13° 16′ 21.16″ S, 132° 50′ 22.79″ E
-13.273321, 132.837500‎



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Sources :
http://kakadu.com.au/regions/jimjim.html
http://www.environment.gov.au/parks/kakadu/explore/qr/jim-jim.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/parksaustralia/9264260639/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43459587@N02/5485014131/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43459587@N02/5485610116/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/parksaustralia/3691636297/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypuss/9371362187/
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