Best Places To Snorkel Near Darwin

Best Places To Snorkel Near Darwin

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Buley Rockhole, Litchfield National Park

Buley Rockhole, Litchfield National Park, a favorite for all, Buley’s is a cascading collection of rock pools that seem to go on forever a great place to Snorkel. It’s only a 90-minute commute from Darwin.

Mataranka Thermal Pool, Mataranka

There are two absolutely mind-blowing swimming holes near Mataranka. At the Mataranka Thermal Pools, springs bubble up at 34 degrees to fill a pool of perfectly turquoise water under a shady canopy of stretching palms.

Bitter Springs, Mataranka

The second swimming hole at Mataranka is Bitter Springs. At Bitter Springs, underground warm springs have produced a 100-meter streamlined with native reeds and plants.

Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park

Jim Jim Falls is one of the better-known places to splash & Snorkel about. Nested inside a deep gorge, the only way to reach it is via a rugged 4WD track so, during the wet season, it’s often inaccessible. The plunge pool is breathtakingly huge and difficult to capture on camera.

Tjaynera Falls, Litchfield National Park

Tjaynera Falls is one of Litchfield’s best-kept secrets to Snorkel. Like Jim Jim, it’s accessible only via a 4WD track which means, on a quiet day, you might be lucky enough to have the place to yourself.

Edith Falls, Nitmiluk National Park

Edith Falls sits among the red rock landscape near Katherine Gorge, just over three hours from Darwin. Snorkel by taking a paddle in the two separate pools at the top or bottom of the falls.

Florence Falls, Litchfield National Park

A stone’s throw from Buley’s, the plunge pool of Florence Falls is a clear, deep and shady place to Snorkel that’s surrounded by towering rock walls. Use your Snorkel skills to fight the strong current and get right up under the twin falls, snorkel and check out the huge barramundi swimming below.

Berry Springs, Berry Springs Nature Park

A little closer to Darwin, the Berry Springs Nature Park is a popular Snorkel hole. It’s well set up with picnic areas, BBQs and a kiosk. There’s a collection of warm, clear pools and whitewater torrents, made accessible with ladders and pontoons.

Gunlom Plunge Pool, Kakadu National Park

Gunlom Plunge Pool is hidden at the top of a waterfall, so the hike to reach it is steep but the Snorkeling experience is ever so sweet. The water here is cool and refreshing, and the views over Kakadu are there to see.

Day trips to Kakadu National Park