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Jarrangbarnmi gorge (Koolpin)

Located in the southern part of Kakadu along the Gunlom Road, Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin) gorge is known by some as 'The Jewel' in the crown of Kakadu National Park.

It is a very pretty gorge with great views from the top by the waterhole.

Take a dip in the plunge pool, stroll through the scenic bush surrounds or enjoy a picnic by the water's edge. The area is home to a variety of unique native wildlife, including many species of migratory birds. The Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin) gorge walk is a 2 kilometre moderate grade unmarked track that will take you upstream to plunge pools and waterfalls. Rare species to the area include the Koolpin gum, the Kakadu dunnart (carnivorous marsupial), the giant cave gecko and the hooded parrot.

Access to Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin) gorge is restricted, and you must have a permit, whether it's for a day trip or for overnight camping. A limit of 40 people are allowed to use the area at any one time and the area is open to both independent travellers and tour operators.

A park pass is required to enter the park. Save time and purchase your Kakadu park pass online before you leave home.

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