Jatbula Trail

National Parks and Reserves

The Jatbula Trail is a 62 kilometre one way walk, departing from Nitmiluk Gorge, traversing the western edge of the Arnhem Land escarpment and finishing at Leliyn (Edith Falls).
You will walk in the footsteps of generations of Jawoyn who traditionally travelled this land over sandstone plateau scrub, woodlands, monsoon forests and riverine landscapes.

The trail can be completed in 5 days/4 nights or 6 days/5 nights with each night spent at a stunning campsite close to a babbling spring, cascade or a plunging waterfall.

Jatbula Trail overview:
Day 1 – Nitmiluk to Biddlecombe Cascades – 8.3 km
Day 2 – Biddlecombe to Crystal Falls – 11 km
Day 3 – Crystal Falls to 17 Mile Falls – 10 km
Day 4 – 17 Mile Falls to Sandy Camp – 16.8 km
Day 5 – Sandy Camp to Sweetwater Pool 11.1 km or direct to Leliyn 15.6 km
Day 6 – Sweetwater (overnight) to Leliyn – 4.5 km

The trail is graded as medium to hard and is suitable for those who are reasonably fit and active with some bushwalking experience – persons capable of walking over rough ground with backpack weighing up to 15+ kg.

Bookings are essential and numbers are restricted so you will need to book and pay your walking and camping fees online, well in advance.


Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites


Birdwatching Camping Hiking Swimming




From AU$10.00

Park entry fees – Parks Pass applies.
(NT residents exempt).
Camping and extended walk fees apply to all visitors.

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