Motor Car Falls Walk
  • Length: 7.5km

  • Duration: 2.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Car Park

  • End: Car Park

  • Location: Kakadu National Park

  • Closest Town: Pine Creek

  • Distance from CBD: 309km

  • State: NT

  • Latitude: -13.46776066

  • Longitude: 132.4058533

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Motor Car Falls Walk is a 7.5km, grade 3 return hike, located in Kakadu National Park Northern Territory. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Spend the tropical summer taking the Yurmikmik Walks in the southern region of Kakadu National Park. Follow the interconnected trails that lead to stunning waterfalls and scenic lookouts.

Yurmikmik is the Jawoyn name for the country between the Marrawal Plateau and the South Alligator River. You will notice the changes in the landscape as you walk from the cool creeks and monsoon forests into the heat of the open woodlands, and from the trees in the woodland valley to the stunted rocky ridge and plateau vegetation.

You can choose from the 2-kilometre return Boulder Creek Walk into woodland and monsoon forest, or the 5-kilometre return Yurmikmik Lookout Walk up a stony ridge to views over Jawoyn country. The 7.5-kilometre return Motor Car Falls Walk follows an historic vehicle track and offers cool creeks shaded by rainforest. Experienced walkers can take The Motor Car and Kurrundie Creek circuit walk of 14 kilometres, a more difficult overnight walk.

The Yurmikmik Walks in the southern hills and ridges are enjoyable in the tropical season, but beware of flash flooding in creeks during this time.

An entry fee of AUD25.00 per person over the age of 16 years is required to enter Kakadu.

About the region

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is the unforgettable Australian experience. An opportunity to go beyond simple tourism to witness one of the world’s great nature reserves, listed as a World Heritage Area for both its cultural and natural heritage.

Kakadu National Park offers visitors a remarkable array of experiences, from cruising on Yellow Water Billabong with 290 bird varieties and its famed wildlife, through to exploring Australia’s 50,000 year Indigenous heritage through Kakadu’s rich natural rock art galleries.

At the heart of this compelling destination is Kakadu Tourism, a fully-Indigenous owned operation that provides the region’s most authentic and professional tour options and accommodation.

For more information on these trails please visit the Do the NT.

Getting there

Access all four Yurmikmik walks via Gunlom Road, Kakadu National Park, Jabiru, Northern Territory

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