The Endless Beauty of Edith Falls

The Endless Beauty of Edith Falls

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/28/2015

Reading time: 3 mins

Nestled in the middle of the breath-taking Nitmiluk National Park, Edith Falls offers a picturesque collection of dazzling waterfalls and fairy-tale rock pools.

They’re surrounded by lush vegetation and a quirky array of wildlife. The tourist hotspot is perfect for those on the hunt for Australia’s mesmerising scenery.

The falls themselves are named after the Edith River which runs through the National Park. They provide the perfect habitat for colourful flora and cute fauna. The clear trickle of the rock pools offers the perfect place for an afternoon dip – a necessity in the sheer heat of the Australian outback.

In fact, the vast majority of visitors make their way to Edith Falls purely for the swimming opportunities. What could be better than splashing around in a natural pool enveloped by stunning landscapes? Not much!

The cool waters are a great way to unwind after a fun-filled day of exploration. Kick back and relax whilst soaking up the peaceful ambience of the National Park.

Hiking at Edith Falls

As well as the peppering of magical waterfalls and rock pools, the landscape surrounding Edith Falls is carved with numerous hiking trails which prove popular with more active travellers. Amongst the tall trees and flitting wildlife there are plenty of bushwalking routes to choose from. Take in spectacular views and natural wonders, as well as a handful of secluded spots for picnicking and relaxing.

Edith Falls are also known as Leliyn, and the Leliyn Trail is perhaps the most sought-after route through the forest. The path meanders around a steep and challenging loop. On the way back you can stop off at the aptly named Sweetwater Pool. The secluded pool offers a more intimate setting for you to cool off in.

Edith Falls is also the final stop on the Jatbula Trail which starts at the entrance of Nitmiluk National Park. The trail weaves through the velvet undergrowth for 58 kilometres.

Camping at Edith Falls

If one day at the falls isn’t enough for you, you can rest your head at the lush campsite. The area sports a shade-laden landscape popping with bright flowers. The campsite is well-equipped with facilities, making it the perfect place to be at one with nature.

The Best Time to Visit Edith Falls

Edith Falls are opened all year round, however there are best times to visit. Experiencing the falls during the dry season is best, between May and September. The rainy season might provide a quieter ambiance, but there’s a chance you might not get to swim in the pools – one of the highlights of the entire trip.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.

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