Leilyn (Edith Falls) - NT

 

Position

DEG: -14.179602 132.188126
DMS: 14º 10' 46.57" S 132º 11' 17.25" E
UTM: 53 L 8430585mN 196473mE
Altitude: 136.75m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

240.31kms SouthEast of Darwin - Driving 293 km (3 hours 14 mins)

Address & Contact

Nitimiluk National Park
Northern Territory 0852
Phone: 08-8973 8888
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Picturesque waterfalls and great swimming are the well known features of this section of the Nitmiluk National Park. While Nitmiluk’s landscape changes from lush green in the wet season (November - April), to sparse and brown late in the dry season, there is always refreshing water to enjoy at Leilyn (Edith falls). Access to Leilyn (Edith falls ) can be reached by following the Stuart highway north from Katherine for 40 km then following a sealed road for another 20 km.

There are three main habitats (Flora and Fauna) at Leliyn: the sandstone escarpment, riverine corridor and open eucalypt woodland. Each habitat is within a short walking distance of the carpark. Several species of interest are found in this part of Nitmiluk, Gouldian Finch and Hooded Parrot, and the shy Black Wallaroo.

Walking - with well maintained walking tracks, there are two walks at Leilyn. Leliyn Trail and Sweetwater Pool:
Leliyn Trail - a 2.6 km, 2 hour circuit that ascends a hill then goes down to cross the upper pool above the falls. 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. Views of the waterfalls and Edith River from two lookouts, on one each side of the river, and swimming are the feature of this walk.

Sweetwater Pool - an 8.6km return walk to a fantastic swimming spot. This can be done as a day or overnight walk. There are toilets at the Sweetwater Pool camping area.

Picnic and camping facilities are provided at the Falls. Limited gas barbecues, tables and an ablution block with toilet and shower facilities are provided for your use. There is a kiosk where you can obtain your permit (fee) for camping at Sweetwater, purchase food and drinks.

Go to NT Parks website to download a "facts sheet" with maps: http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/parks/find/nitmiluk.html
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Katherine Aviation Museum
Distance from Leilyn (Edith Falls) 30.76km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C34.633.934.234.032.130.130.432.335.837.737.435.9
Mean Min. °C24.223.923.120.816.813.813.014.620.123.724.624.5
Mean Rain mm261.9243.7207.345.95.00.41.11.76.833.288.1223.9

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