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Edith Falls

Edith Falls (Australia)

Practical information on Edith Falls

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Countryside
  • Desert
  • Waterfall
3 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
40 minutes by car from Katherine
When to go
In winter when the temperatures are bearable
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Edith Falls

Timothée D. Seasoned Traveller
271 written opinions

I n the heart of a national park in the Northern Territory desert, Edith Falls are magnificent waterfalls in lush surroundings.

My suggestion:
As for the rest of the Northern Territory, avoid the heat and rain of summer .
My review

I was particularly impressed to find a lush green paradise just twenty or so kilometres away from the desert landscapes of the Stuart Highway, the main road dividing Australia in two. Like a welcome oasis, it did me the world of good after hours of driving across this fabulous but particularly monotonous landscape.

In my opinion the Edith Falls epitomise the charm of the Northern Territory. At first sight the monotonous landscape of sun-baked desert containing hidden secrets is very different to the French idea of nature.

You can dive into Edith Falls but beware of the many freshwater crocodiles lurking in the depths! Check it out before going for a dip!

Alicia Munoz Seasoned Traveller
87 written opinions

EdithFalls is collection of natural pools , which are picturesque, situated in the Nitmiluk National Park at around 60km north of Katherine.

My suggestion:
A refreshing stop-off if you're taking the Stuart Highway, but it isn't really worth a big detour. In the dry season, the waterfalls are not that impressive and in the wet season, there is a risk of meeting crocodiles in the fresh water...
My review

The site of Edith Falls is a series of waterfalls and natural pools on the river Edith, which crosses the Nitmiluk National Park... The waterfalls fall from a height of 8 to 12 metres. A path allows you to climb up the waterfalls for a viewpoint over everything. In summer, bathing will certainly be a blessing for you, but the site is well-known and often packed with people. Good to know: the campsite on the spot is tidy and not very often visited, we've tested it!

The walking paths in the Nitmiluk National Park include countless natural treasures. The geology of the region is fascinating: the formation of gorges contrasting with the green plateaus. We were able to catch sight of Aboriginal art along the base of the sandstone escarpment alongside the River Katherine. Other sites present signs of the traditional activities of the Jawoyn in the whole of the park.

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