Swim away the heat of the day surrounded by multitudes of butterflies in shady monsoon forest pools, reached by a moderate walk past sandstone cliffs.
Gubara Pools Walk is an idyllic walk through savanna woodlands, sandstone country and monsoonal rainforest.
Accessible year round, the floral display changes with the seasons. Lillies and orchids are on show during the tropical wet, and early in the dry season several eucalypt species, grevilleas and swamp bloodwoods show off in yellow, orange and crimson-red hues.
Although this walk is open most of the year, the Gubara Pools Walk is most popular during the wet season. Take a picnic lunch and spend the day here for an unforgettable date with Kakadu.
Gubara is found nine kilometres in on the first road to the right after the Nourlangie carpark.
Take lots of water and a packed lunch for this 4 hour walk.
6 km return | 4 hours
See it: All year round