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The "Sweetwater Pool" bushwalk from Edith Falls Northern Territory
60km by road north of Katherine
4.3 km bushwalk to campsite on the banks of the pristine Edith River.

Welcome to another semi-popular waterhole of the Katherine Region.
Semi-Popular because not many people do the walk to camp overnight

The Edith falls park has a lot to offer with great camping facilities, hamburgers at the kiosk, bushwalks, hot water showers and a relaxing shady spot to have a swim.

Ideal to do a day walk from after camping the night there.

Deep Pools, shallow pools, rock pools, Sweetwater Pool
The image shown here is the main walking track of the Jatbula Trail
(Nitmiluk Katherine Gorge to Edith Falls 66km walk)

We walked with full backpacks and 3 kids to do an overnight camp, and walked it with ease. Although the first part of the climb over the escarpment is hard going if you have not been doing any exercise.

We walked it in August 2007 & May & June 08 & May09.

Everyone has to do this bit if they are going to see the main attraction "top of the Edith water falls'

The trail heads North to Sweetwater Pool as you get closer to the "main attraction" for the day trippers. I'd suggest you drop the packs along the Sweetwater trail & take a camera back along to the Top Pool & water fall. (It is too good to not walk that last 600 metres) (& who is going to ravage a backpack in the middle of nowhere?)

This is the halfway mark at Long Pool (2KM from Edith Falls) on the Edith River

Sweetwater Pool
Looking upstream on the Left & at the main pool on the right.
The cliff face is in both shots.

The camp grounds are usually limited to about 10 people, but it rarely gets that many. We were there with our party of 9 and another couple.
There is a "long drop" with a view of the countryside & 2 fireplaces/plates.

The fire places have since been removed & it is recommended you bring your gas canister.

There were at least 3 resident water monitors (goannas) which is fantastic as they are slowly making a comeback after near extinction from the canetoad invasion of 2001 (in the Katherine Region)

(Didnt see them again in 2008 & saw 1 smaller juvenile in May09)

Here is an image of the 2nd to last falls as it enters "Sweetwater Pool".

A short walk, & a peaceful setting and hopefully not too many people there for you to experience the Northern Territory wilderness.

All I can say is Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy!

This image is on the screensavers/background page here and another shot on the screensavers page.

May 2009 - We have just returned from another bushwalk & camp for 2 nights. Had the spot to ourselves again on the first night & shared with another couple (who we didn't see) on 2nd night.
About a dozen day walkers arrived for an hour or two frolic.

There was a bit of confusion with the booking however make your booking via the kiosk (which is part of Nitmiluk Tours) at the Edith Falls Campground.
Please be aware that we are not a booking agency