Where is Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National
The road from Darwin to Alice Springs Australia - About Katherine
Gorge and Katherine Gorge cruises in Northern Territory Australia.
Katherine Gorge - Nitmiluk National Park This nearly 300,000 hectare
destination is owned by the Jawoyn Aboriginal people and jointly
managed with the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern
Territory Australia. Some of the Park's many features include
spectacular dissected sandstone country, broad valleys and numerous,
significant cultural sites. The deep gorge carved through ancient
sandstone by the Katherine River is the central attraction of
How to Get There: Nitmiluk National Park is located in the Top
End of Australia's Northern Territory. The Park has two main points
of visitor access. 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. This road is called gorge
road and also we knoew it as Maud Creek Road on occassions. 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. Visitor Facilities
The picnic area provides gas barbecues, picnic furniture and toilet
You may ask - how many gorges in Nitmiluk or your may say how
many gorges in Katherine Gorge: Nitmiluk has 13 gorges carved
from the ancient sandstone country. Nitmiluk Katherine Gorgeapart
from being made up of thirteen gorges, with rapids and falls.
Its a a body of water that starts in Kakadu National Park before
making its way down to Nitmiluk National Park.
Discover Edith Falls Leliyn in Nitmiluk
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Adventure tours to Edith Falls Leliyn in Nitmiluk
National Park Australia:
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. When to Visit The
most comfortable months to visit the Park are from May to September.
Picturesque waterfalls and great swimming are the
well known features of this section of the Jawoyn-owned Nitmiluk
National Park. While Nitmiluk’s landscape changes from lush green
in the wet season (November - April), to sparse and brown late
in the dry season, there is always refreshing water to enjoy at
Leliyn. Leliyn can be reached by following the Stuart Highway
north from Katherine for 40 km then following a sealed road for
another 20 km.
What to do at Leliyn
Leliyn Trail - a 2.6 km, Grade 3 (moderate), 1 hour circuit
that ascends a hill then goes down to cross the upper pool above
the falls. It then climbs up the other side of the falls before
descending to the level of the main pool where there is a river
crossing. Views of the waterfalls and Edith River from two lookouts,
on one each side of the river, feature in this walk. So does swimming
in the upper pool. Wet season conditions can limit access, reducing
the walk to a return trip to the first lookout and top pool.
Sweetwater Pool - an 8.6 km, Grade 4 (moderate
- difficult) return walk to a fantastic swimming spot. This can
be done as a day or overnight walk. There are toilets at the Sweetwater
Pool camping area. Overnight walkers must obtain a camping permit
from the Edith Falls kiosk - bookings are recommended. A small
fee applies to the bush campsites.
Swimming is the most popular pastime at Leliyn.
Both the lower and upper pools are excellent swimming spots, as
is Sweetwater Pool. They may be closed due to dangerous conditions
at times during the wet season.
Facilities at Edith Falls: Picnic and camping
facilities are provided at the Falls. Limited gas barbecues, tables
and an ablution block with toilet and shower facilities are provided
for your use. There is a kiosk where you can obtain your permit
for camping at Sweetwater, purchase food and drinks and pay your
Bottom of Edith Falls pool
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Top of Edith Falls pool