Edith Falls

Leliyn / Edith Falls is located on the western side of Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge). Swimming is permitted in the paperbark and pandanus fringed natural pool at the base of the falls most of the year. There is a kiosk and camping facilities at the locality. Walking trails lead to other numerous rock pools and the waterfalls in the area.

Location: off Stuart Highway 42km north of Katherine, then a further 19km.

Nitmiluk National Park's other amazing features include spectacular dissected sandstone country, broad valleys and numerous, significant cultural sites, and its premier feature, Katherine Gorge. The deep gorge has been carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River. There are numerous walking tracks in the Park offering a variety of experiences, ranging from strolls along the riverbanks, cliff tops, overnight walks and a five day walk from Katherine Gorge to Leliyn (Edith Falls).


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The Park's main entrance is located 30 km northeast of Katherine via a sealed road. Katherine is located 310 km south of Darwin along the Stuart Highway. Leliyn (Edith Falls) on the western side of the Park, is reached by turning off the Stuart Highway 42km north of Katherine then following a sealed road for a further 19km.

The most comfortable months to visit the Park are from May to September. The wet season causes flooding of the Katherine River and restrictions on some of the activities available. The access road may be cut off for short periods during peak flooding times.

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