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Twin Falls
Gungkurdul
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
Elevation 158 metres (518 ft) AHD
Type Cascade
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 [[UNESCO World Heritage|World Heritage

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Template:R fully protectedlisted]] Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia. The Twin Falls area is registered on the Australian National Heritage List.

Location and features

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). 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.

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


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