Jim Jim and Twin Falls
In Kakadu we took a four wheel drive bus tour to Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls. Like most of the NT scenery, it was a rather unexciting hour long drive to the falls, but once we were there the scenery was absolutely spectacular.
It was a 900 meter walk from the car park to Jim Jim Falls, though the last bit involved scrambling around boulders so felt a little bit longer. The good thing about having to climb the big rocks to get to the falls is the crocs can't climb the rocks, so it makes it a bit safer to swim there.
|First view point of the falls|
|Phil under the water fall (trickle)|
|A fresh swim in the pool|
|The sun, a hike, and a swim, can't beat it|
|Pretty viewing looking back down the canyon|
|Amazing green water|
|On the boat heading down the river|
On the boat they explained the crocodile management that goes on in the area. They don't open up the canyons for swimming until after the crocs have been cleared out after wet season. Then they set croc traps just in case there are stragglers. They also float these hard white balls covered in fish oil in the water to track their movement. The bite marks indicate how big their teeth are.
|Croc bite ball|
|Down the river|
|The swirl of colour|
One of the twin falls was flowing a bit but the second one was just a trickle. Swimming isn't allowed at these falls because it is a sacred Aboriginal site. No refreshing dip here, but we were happy to settle for the view.
It was well worth the trip out to see both of the falls. What a fun day of hiking, swimming, and adventure. That evening we went back to our croc-shaped hotel and ate some croc for dinner. It was quite satisfying eating something that could have eaten us!
|The view back down the canyon|