Leliyn Edith Falls off the Stuart Highway north of Katherine a travel information for self drive visitors guide

Leliyn Edith  Falls north of Katherine town


Leliyn Edith Falls

: Access driving via the sealed Stuart Highway south from Darwin or north from Alice Springs.
Leliyn Edith Falls

Leliyn Edith Falls

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.

Swimming is the most popular pastime at Leliyn. Both the lower and upper pools are excellent swimming spots, as is Sweetwater Pool. They are open year round, but may be closed due to dangerous conditions at times during the wet season.

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 camping fees.

Camping
- Leliyn has a landscaped campground with unpowered sites. Generators are not permitted. Camping fees apply and should be paid at the kiosk near the picnic area. When the kiosk is open, campers should pay fees before setting up camp. After hours visitors should find a site and pay fees at the kiosk the next day. The campground does become full during the peak tourist season (June to Sept), and sites are issued on a ‘first in first served’ basis.

Walking - There are two walks at Leliyn.

Leliyn Trail - a 2.6 km, 2 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 8.6km 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 permit from the Edith Falls kiosk - bookings are recommended. A small fee and deposit applies to the bush campsites.

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