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
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