We did a three day tour of the top end of Australia which included crocodile spotting on the Mary River and seeing ancient rock art sites in Ubirr. We also visited several waterfalls and swam in the fresh pools below them. Both Kakadu and Litchfield national parks have plenty of stunningly picturesque waterfalls to visit, which make a welcome stop during the heat of the dry season. The highlight for us was the top pool at Gunlom falls in Kakadu. After a long and sweaty hike to the top of the escarpment you reach a natural infinity pool. The water is refreshingly cold and perfect for enjoying views across the dusty landscape. We spent a whole morning swimming in the different levels of pools, through gorges and over rocks at the top of the waterfall.
We also visited Wangi Falls and Buley Rockholes which proved to be excellent swimming spots too. The weather was so hot it was nice to have the opportunity to cool off at a natural water feature at every stop on our tour.
The region is also home to gigantic termite mounds which dot the landscape like statues.