The Jatbula Trail, located within Nitmiluk National Park near
Katherine, is a four-to-five day adventure walk that showcases the best
of Katherine region in the Northern Territory. The trail is only marked
in one direction, from Katherine (Nitmiluk) Gorge to Leliyn / Edith
Falls and is 58 kms long. The trail may be closed between October and
May. There are checkpoint books to sign along the way, as well as ECDs
(Emergency Call Device) and helipads. A three-to-five day bushwalk.
The Jatbula Trail features stunning scenery, waterfalls and Jawoyn
Aboriginal rock art. The trail is a four to five day walk that is only
marked in one direction, from Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk Visitor Centre)
to Leliyn / Edith Falls. The Jatbula Trail is a long and potentially
difficult walk, however, adequate preparation will ensure a safe and
pleasant trip. There is a ferry service across the Katherine River as
part of the walk on the first day.
Walkers must register at the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre before
departing on the walk and report your arrival to the Kiosk at Leliyn /
Edith Falls. A refundable AUD50.00 deposit is required when you
register and will be returned when you arrive at Leliyn / Edith Falls.
There is also a camping fee of AUD3.30 per person per night and will be
collected when you register.
Walkers need to make their own arrangements for transport to the gorge and from Leliyn / Edith Falls.
Starts at the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre, Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge), Katherine. Ph (08) 8972 1886.
Waterfalls on the Jatbula Trail
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.