See the reflections in the volcanic pools on the half-day walk from the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre, or cool off on the first day of the Jatbula Trail.
Northern Rockhole, in Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge), is an enjoyable half day walk from the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre at Katherine Gorge. It's also a lovely lunch spot on the first day of the iconic Jatbula Trail. This is a one way 58 kilometre trail that starts at Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) and finishes between four and five days later at Leliyn/ Edith Falls.
You'll climb over dark volcanic rocks to reach the base of the falls, where you can see many layers of sedimentary rocks in the cliff face. A lovely swimming spot, in the early half of the year, is usually a single drop waterfall that you can bathe beneath. As it starts to dry out, the smooth green pool provides unusual 'must see' reflections.
Walkers must register at the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre 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. A camping fee of AUD3.30 per person per night and will be collected when you register.
You can do the return walk from the Nitmiluk Visitors Centre to Northern Rockhole in a day.