Twin Falls (Northern Territory)

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Twin Falls
Gungkurdul
Kakadu 2455.jpg
Twin Falls (Northern Territory) is located in Northern Territory
Twin Falls (Northern Territory)
Location Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Coordinates 13°19′20″S 132°46′41″E / 13.32222°S 132.77806°E / -13.32222; 132.77806Coordinates: 13°19′20″S 132°46′41″E / 13.32222°S 132.77806°E / -13.32222; 132.77806[1]
Type Cascade
Elevation 158 metres (518 ft) AHD
Total height 44–51 metres (144–167 ft)
Number of drops 1
Watercourse South Alligator River

The Twin Falls (Aboriginal: Gungkurdul) is a cascade waterfall on the South Alligator River that descends over the Arnhem Land escarpment within the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia. The Twin Falls area is registered on the Australian National Heritage List.[2]

Location and features[edit]

The waterfall descends from an elevation of 158 metres (518 ft) above sea level via a series of tiers that range in height between 44–51 metres (144–167 ft).[3] The falls are located near the eastern boundary of the national park and 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Jabiru. The falls are accessible by four wheel drive trail, 60 kilometres (37 mi) from the Kakadu Highway and near to Jim Jim Falls.

The waterfall features within the leading one hundred images selected in 2012 by Australian Traveller magazine to promote Australia as a tourism destination.[4]

Facilities adjacent to the waterfall include a carpark, picnic area, public toilets, and a shaded area.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Twin Falls (NT)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ "World Heritage Places - Kakadu National Park". Department of the Environment. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map of Gungkurdul (Twin Falls), NT". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  4. ^ McCarthy, Malarndirri; NT Minister for Tourism (5 April 2012). "Views from the Territory dominate the top 100 in Australia" (PDF) (PDF). Government of the Northern Territory. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 

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