Leliyn Trail (Edith Falls)

Nitmiluk National Park
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The Leliyn Track provides a unique opportunity to experience the escarpment country. The main features are a series of pools and waterfalls created when the Edith River plunges over the escarpment. Several lookouts along the walk provide excellent views.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Travel south from Darwin on the Stuart Highway for 270km and turn left onto Edith Falls Road for a further 20km. The Edith Falls Road turn off is 40km north of Katherine on the Stuart Highway.


Leliyn Trail

Route/Trail notes:

This circuit walk start from the front of the car park, ascending a hill before dropping to cross the Upper Pool above the falls, where you can swim. 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.

Wet season conditions can limit access, reducing the walk to a return trip to the first lookout and top pool.



Other References/Comments:

There are seven other walks from this area, some of which are 2/3 days, which are detailed at:  Nitmiluk NP Walking Trails .

The Edith Falls park area has a lot to offer with great camping facilities, hamburgers at the kiosk, bushwalks, hot water showers and a relaxing shady spot to have a swim. 


Absolutely stunning views, very well maintained park.

xxxNickyxxx on 30 Aug, 2019

Time was limited, as we had a long drive back to Darwin, so this was a quick splash and dash around. Good job crocs can't climb waterfalls!

F.A.B. on 27 May, 2018


Mackamcb on 16 Oct, 2015

Good walk to a great spot to cool off, just watch the currents around the wet season.

NerdTrails on 11 Mar, 2014

Nice Walk, to an unexpected oasis

DrummerJeff on 18 May, 2011


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