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加仑跌水潭 (Gunlom Plunge Pool)

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加伦跌水潭(Gunlom Plunge Pool)位于列入世界遗产的卡卡杜国家公园(Kakadu National Park)内的瀑布溪(Waterfall Creek)上,这里的季节性瀑布、宁静的跌水潭和大树掩映的野餐区交织成一片神奇的天地。

在加伦的顶部,您将欣赏到辽阔的景色,将南部山岭和公园山脊中的三种栖息地一览无遗——岩石区、林地区和河岸区。您可以在顶端尽情欣赏清澈见底的水池,放松身心、舒展情绪。您如果喜欢更为恬适的方式,则可以漫步至马瑞尔水潭(Murrill Billabong)赏鸟,抑或是沿着短步行道来到季节性瀑布下方的主水潭。您可以在芳草如茵、大树掩映的野餐区享受午餐。如果您在最具人气的露营区(位于跌水潭和瀑布附近)过夜,这里的设施(如太阳能热水淋浴)将使您倍感舒适。

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  • 常见问题解答

    Can Gunlom be done as a day trip?

    Gunlom can be done as day trip from Cooinda or Jabiru in Kakadu National Park, and is also a great place to camp. We reccommend staying longer than one day in Kakadu to take in everything that's on offer.


    Do I need any passes or permits to visit Gunlom?

    All visitors to Kakadu National Park require a Park Pass, which can be purchased online or from tourist information centres.

    If you are camping in the campground you are required to pay a fee which will be collected by an on-site campground manager.


    How do I get around Gunlom?

    You'll need a 4WD to visit Gunlom. Once you're there, the lower plunge pool is only 100 metres from the carpark, and there's a steep 15-minute uphill walk to the famous upper plunge pool, nature's very own infinity pool. It's recommended that you wear appropriate walking shoes.


    How do I get to Gunlom?

    If you want to explore the area yourself, driving is a great option. Alternatively you can book a tour from Darwin or Cooinda .

    The road to Gunlom is an unsealed gravel road that can be navigated by 2WD and 4WD. The road is occasionally closed due to weather conditions so we recommend checking the Kakadu Access Report before you set off.

    Driving times to Gunlom from:

    • Darwin - 3.5 hours (325 km)
    • Jabiru - 2 hours (170 km)
    • Cooinda -90 minutes (125 km)
    • Katherine - 2 hours (195 km)


    How far is Gunlom from the nearest main town?

    Gunlom is 2 hours' drive (171.5 kms) from both Jabiru to the north and Katherine to the south.


    What are the major attractions at Gunlom?

    The highlight (and the image that appears on so many postcards) is Gunlom plunge pool, nature's very own infinity pool, which provides unparalleled views of the rugged woodlands of Kakadu National Park. The crystal clear waters at the base of the falls is an easy stroll from the car park and campground and not to be missed.

    Gunlom also boasts a well appointed campground and picnic area with bbqs, toilets and showers (fees apply to camp in the area).


    What should I bring with me to Gunlom?

    Make sure you bring drinking water, swimwear, a hat, first aid kit, sunscreen and sturdy walking shoes for the walk up to the infinity pool.


    When is the best time to visit Gunlom?

    The best time to visit Gunlom Plunge Pool is between May and October when the weather is warm and dry. Access to the site is often closed in the wet season due to flooding. We recommend checking the Kakadu Access Report before setting off.


    Where should I go next from Gunlom?

    Continue on your Kakadu National Park adventure and see some of the favourite sites. Highlights include Cooinda, Yellow Water Billabong, Maguk, Nourlangie and Ubirr.

    Or, you can drive south for 3 hours to visit Nitmiluk Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park.