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Kubara Pools Trail Return Walk


7 KM

2-3 Hours




Day Hike

Kakadu NT 0822, Australia

Kubara Pools Trail Return Walk

Image: Josh Tagi

Why this Hike

This remote hike a few hours drive from Darwin is an easy walk to a calm, beautiful rock pool that shows off local wildlife and native plants. With plenty of red cliff rock to give you that true outback feel this walk is mostly flat making it an outback adventure without too much difficult hiking.

Track Notes & Overview

Starting at the carpark on a track just off Burrunggul Access you will follow the easy to follow trail as it makes it's way to Kubara Pools. Along the way you should see many native animals including Wallabies, Lizards and more. Red Cliffs line the walls on the track to the Pools, once you reach the Kubara pools you can opt to admire the pools from the dry edge of the water or get right in it and have a swim (pools un-swimmable at times due to rainfall). To finish the hike simply return back along the track to the carpark.

*Please note that finding the trailhead can be hard at times as some of the roads and carparks are not listed on Google Maps, for this reason it is advised that you have a topographic map of the region with you.

Packing for a Day Hike

Packing for a Day Hike

Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.

Food for a Day Hike

Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.

Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.

Leave No Trace

A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.

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