A part of Nitmiluk National Park, the turn off for Edith Falls is only 46km north of Katherine and is a must-see destination and a great place to camp for the night or week.
At only $10 per person per night to camp, we were more than happy with what we got. It was a great camping ground that had plenty of access to drinking water, flushing toilets, clean showers, BBQs, and there were a great selection of shady spots with lush grass. Another awesome thing about camping at Edith Falls is that no generators are allowed so it’s guaranteed that you’ll have a quiet night. Having the water taps nearby was really convenient for refilling drink bottles, cooking and washing up. The women at the kiosk were absolutely lovely and the kiosk they ran had outdoor sitting area with buntings and Devonshire tea on offer.
The biggest highlight of Edith Falls was only 150m from camp – a huge plunge pool of cool water, perfect to cool yourself off at the end of the day, with Edith Falls in the background. Grab your snorkel and check out the various fish species that swim around, or watch the cliffs turn red at sunset.
In the morning, we set off to do the 2km hike to the upper pool. The walk starts with a climb up the mountain with a few spots to stop and enjoy the view. Once you get to the top, there is another rocky and turbulent pool with a great waterfall. While we couldn’t swim in the waters, we sat by the waterfall and had breakfast.
Juz went back to the plunge pool after our hike and snorkled. She didn’t venture far from the stairs because she was there by herself and she was paranoid of being eaten by a crocodile, even though the chances were fairly slim. Those warning signs had really left a mark on her psyche.