t’s one of the most visited waterfalls on the Kimberley coast, found on an isolated stretch south of Cockatoo Island and accessible only by boat. Despite the name, it’s also a popular place to swim. During spring high tides the sea flows right into the pool, mingling with fresh water cascading over the falls. These high tides allow crocs to reach the swimming hole too, so to play it safe, climb the sandstone walls to reach a lovely, pandanus-fringed billabong at the top of the falls. Safe from salties, the spring-fed pool provides a pretty view over the waterfall too.
At high tide, boats can motor straight up to the rock bar for the short walk to the lower pool. As the tide drops, a ladder is exposed that makes access easier. Most Kimberley cruises include a stop at Crocodile Creek in their itineraries.