Hike the Jatbula Trail with World Expeditions. You’ll explore lush hidden gorges, peer out at huge waterfalls as they pour off the escarpment and have the chance to interact with the deeply-entrenched Indigenous culture that makes Nitmuluk National Park so special.



  • Wilderness walking in one of the Top End’s best-kept secrets
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the local Indigenous culture with visits to ancient rock art sites
  • Explore the exceptional Nitmiluk National Park and Stone Country



This breathtaking Top End adventure is one of the most popular walking trails with our travellers. The Arnhem Land escarpment is an exceptional wilderness area that winds its way along the edge of Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) to Edith Falls (Leliyn) creating a truly extraordinary hiking experience.

The Jatbula Trail in the Nitmiluk National Park features magnificent waterfalls tumbling from high quartzite cliffs where shady monsoon forests line the creeks and stunning Jawoyn Aboriginal rock art adorns the caves and overhangs.

The tropical equivalent of Tasmania’s Overland Track, this full-pack carrying bushwalk traverses the heart of this amazing part of Australia. You’ll trek during the cooler months to ensure the best experience of the tropical environment. With crystal-clear creeks throughout, there are abundant opportunities for swimming and just relaxing in the warm, croc-free waters.

Combine this trek with a Katherine River Canoe Expedition for the complete Top End wilderness experience!

Read our trip report: 5 Days on the Jatbula Trail



Day 1 – Drive to Katherine Gorge, Trek to Biddlecombe Cascades

Day 2 – Trek to Crystal Falls

Day 3 – Trek to the Amphitheatre then on to 17 Mile Falls

Day 4 – Trek to Sandy Camp Pool

Day 5 – Trek to Sweetwater Pool

Day 6 – Trek to Leliyn (Edith Falls) and return to Darwin


What’s Included?

5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners

2 Professional wilderness guides

All National Park and camping fees

All group camping equipment including mosquito net, sleeping mats, groundsheet (tarpaulin), stoves, cooking and eating utensils

Emergency communications and group first aid kit

Transport from Darwin


What do I need to bring?

Personal gear for hiking

Unsure? Read this: Packing List For An Overnight Hike



Location: Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory

Tour Provider: World Expeditions

Duration: 6 days

Price per person: $1,995

Group Size: 10

Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate