The Twin Falls (Kundjeyhmi: 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. In 1980, The Twin Falls area was listed on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate.
|Location||Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia|
|Elevation||158 metres (518 ft) AHD|
|Total height||44–51 metres (144–167 ft)|
|Number of drops||1|
|Watercourse||South Alligator River|
Location and featuresEdit
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 . 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.
- "Place Names Register Extract for "Twin Falls"". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
- "Twin Falls Area, Jabiru, NT, Australia - listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 16440)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. 8 July 1980. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
- "Map of Gungkurdul (Twin Falls), NT". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
- 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
- "An inventory of sites of international and national significance for biodiversity values in the Northern Territory: Western Arnhem Plateau" (PDF). Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport (PDF). Government of the Northern Territory. 2009. pp. 303–308. ISBN 978-1-921519-19-2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 March 2014.
- "Twin Falls". World of Waterfalls. Johnny T. Cheng. 6 June 2006.