Thursday September 11, 2014
Your journey to Twin Falls in Kakadu National Park is as interesting as the destination is worthy.
A rocky road guides you through Kakadu National Park, taking you through tropical forest and past crystal clear creeks. The road is such that even 4WD transportation has to drive carefully, which gives you the opportunity to truly appreciate the beauty of nature surrounding you. And who knows, you may even spot some of the native dingoes, kangaroos and pelicans along the way!
But even 4WD vehicles won't get you past the mighty gorge that awaits as the last major hurdle to Twin Falls. This gorge, created by the Arnhem Land escarpment, used to be a test of faith for anyone looking to visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Australia, the only way to get through was through swimming against the stream. Now, a boat shuttle takes visitors to the falls but while it does significantly ease the hurdle, you still feel dwarfed by the imposing land masses rising up around you.
Before you know it, you're through the gorge as the boat drops you off close to the breathtaking falls. Listed on the Australian Heritage List and used as a leading image to promote the country by Australian Traveller magazine in 2012, Twin Falls will be among the most beautiful waterfalls you'll ever see. Descending from 158 meter above sea level, the dual waterfalls cascade down to their crystal clear basin.
Naturally, you want to get closer. Fortunately, it only takes a two minute walk from the boat's drop off location over some rocks and a boardwalk to get to a white, sandy beach at the foot of the falls.
Swimming by the falls and drying on a white beach right next to them will be a memory you won't soon forget. And you'll be glad to have included it on your itinerary for your Australian adventure! Contact us if you have any additional questions about your trip to Twin Falls.