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Jim Jim Falls | Northern Territory, Australia

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Australia
13° 16' 21.0612" S, 132° 50' 22.7112" E
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Jim Jim Falls

Jim Jim Falls - Photo: Zoe Babitz

Jim Jim Falls is a 656 ft (200 m) high waterfall located in the Kakadu National Park, in the Northern Territory, Australia. It is believed that 140 million years ago much of Kakadu was under a shallow sea. The prominent escarpment wall formed sea cliffs and the Arnhem Land plateau formed a flat land above the sea. Today the escarpment, which rises to 1,082 ft (330 m) above the plains, extends over 300 mi (500 km) along the eastern side of the Park and into Arnhem Land. It varies from vertical cliffs in the Jim Jim Falls area to stepped cliffs and isolated outliers in the north.

In the 'dry', when access is possible via a 37,5 mi (60 km) dirt road (the last 6,8 mi (10,9 km) are really suitable for 4WD only), the water dries up and the falls often don't fall. In the 'wet' when the falls are at their most spectacular, it is impossible to drive any vehicle into the area.

More infos: Wikipedia

 

Jim Jim Falls

Jim Jim Falls - Photo: Luca Serradura

Jim Jim Falls

Jim Jim Falls

Jim Jim Falls

Jim Jim Falls - Photo: catii90

Jim Jim Falls

Jim Jim Falls - Photo: Green Blue Globe

SUBMITTED ON 05.27.2013.