Embark on the arduous five-day Jatbula Trail in Nitmiluk National Park for off-the-beaten-track scenery, waterfalls and Jawoyn Aboriginal rock art.
The Jatbula Trail is a 62 km one way walk, departing from Nitmiluk Gorge, traversing through the western edge of the Arnhem Land escarpment over sandstone plateau scrub, woodlands, monsoon forests and riverine landscapes finishing at Leliyn (Edith Falls) You will walk in the footsteps of generations of Jawoyn who traditionally travelled this land.
The trail can be completed in 5 days/4 nights or 6 days/5 nights with each night spent at a stunning campsite close to a babbling spring, cascade or a plunging waterfall.
Jatbula Trail overview:
Day 1 – Nitmiluk to Biddlecombe Cascades - 8.3 km
Day 2 – Biddlecombe to Crystal Falls – 11 km
Day 3 – Crystal Falls to 17 Mile Falls – 10 km
Day 4 – 17 Mile Falls to Sandy Camp – 16.8 km
Day 5 – Sandy Camp to Sweetwater Pool 11.1 km or via Leliyn 15.6 km
Day 6 – Sweetwater (overnight) to Leliyn – 4.5 km
The trail is graded as medium to hard and is suitable for those who are reasonably fit and active with some bushwalking experience (Capable of walking over rough ground with backpack weighing up to 15 plus kg). Booking is essential.