Wet rains make Jim Jim roar into life


WATER is now gush­ing down Jim Jim Falls and boy is it a sight to be­hold.

The pop­u­lar Kakadu Air hour-long wet-sea­son flight has changed its route to ac­com­mo­date for the flow­ing falls, with a num­ber of other flight paths on of­fer un­til May next year.

Oper­a­tions man­ager Matt Jones said the scenic flights pro­vide a dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence for those head­ing into the out­back.

“When you drive out you see one per cent of the park … you could sit on a bus for 10 or 12 hours,” he said.

“When you’re on a plane, you see so much from the air – this way you can fly out, see ev­ery­thing, do a Yel­low Water cruise, it’s a com­pletely dif­fer­ent side to it all.

“There’s no one else out here do­ing what we do.”

While there are many pack­ages avail­able, the wet-sea­son flight is said to be one of the most pop­u­lar and takes tourists above the Kakadu High­way to see the Jabiru town­ship, Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls as well as plenty more of the Ter­ri­tory’s nat­u­ral ar­chi­tec­ture such as Light­ning Dream­ing.

The 30-minute flight takes a dif­fer­ent route in the sky, with the Magela Wet­lands, East Al­li­ga­tor Val­ley and the Arch­way part of a dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence.

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Wet-sea­son flights to Jim Jim Falls have be­gun again

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