Camp at the Edith River Crossing on the arduous Jatbula Trail in Nitmiluk National Park, soaking tired muscles in the river's permanent swimming spot.
Edith River Crossing is a permanent swimming spot along the Jatbula Trail. This 58 kilometre trail in Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) takes between four and five days to complete. It is a one way walk from Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) to Leliyn / Edith Falls.
Many trekkers choose to either stop at Edith River Crossing for lunch or camp the night. The trail actually follows the river for some time so there are plenty of opportunities for a swim and to fill water bottles. Approaching the actual crossing, the track becomes sandy and passes through sandstone outcrops.
There is a basic campsite on the northern bank of Edith River Crossing with permanent drinking water and an Emergency Call Devise (ECD). The crossing is easy to traverse during from May to November. Walkers must register at the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre before departing on the walk and report your arrival to the Kiosk at Leliyn / Edith Falls. A refundable AUD50.00 deposit is required when you register and will be returned when you arrive at Leliyn / Edith Falls. There is also a camping fee of AUD3.30 per person per night and will be collected when you register.