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Edith River: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Leliyn/Edith Falls

Leliyn/Edith Falls is located on the western side of Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge), 42 kilometres north of Katherine along the Stuart Highway.

You can enjoy swimming in the paperbark and pandanus fringed natural pool at the base of the falls most of the year, although it may be closed to swimming at times between November through to April.

The area is great for bushwalking with the 2.6 kilometre Leliyn Trail offering a challenging walk along a steep, rocky loop. There is a chance for a refreshing swim in the upper pool of Leliyn / Edith Falls half way around the trail. You can also enjoy the longer 8.6 kilometre return walk to Sweetwater Pool, a tranquil swimming hole. Leliyn / Edith Falls is the finishing point of the 58 kilometre Jatbula Trail walking track, which begins at Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) headquarters.

The lush, grassy campsites in a scenic bush setting make Leliyn/Edith Falls an idyllic spot for camping, camping fees apply.

40 kilometres north of Katherine,
turn off the Stuart Highway
Katherine, NT, 0850

Located 16.7K from Edith River

Sweetwater Pool

Sweetwater Pool is a secluded swimming hole on the Edith River. It is a great place for swimming and relaxing and is located along a 4-km walking trail from Leliyn/Edith Falls. It is also the last swimming spot and usually a lunch location along the iconic Jatbula Trail, a 58-kilometre long bushwalking trail in Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) that starts at Katherine Gorge and finishes at Leliyn / Edith Falls.

Time your visit to Sweetwater Pool for early morning or late afternoon to catch the sight of stunning reflections across the still waters. Have a dip and then find a spot on a flat ledge to warm yourself. If you're lucky you may see several species of turtle if you decide to camp the night.

Overlooking Sweetwater Pool is the last campsite (with toilet) before you join the Leliyn loop walkers.

Jatbula Trail,
Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge)
Katherine, NT, 0850

Located 20.4K from Edith River

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