Leliyn (Edith Falls)

Take a swim in the paperbark and pandanus fringed natural pool

Leliyn (Edith Falls) in Nitmiluk National Park is 290km south of Darwin or 60km north of Katherine on a sealed road.

Picturesque waterfalls, great swimming and drive-in campgrounds are the well-known features of this section of Nitmiluk National Park.

There is a kiosk located near the car park that offers cold and hot food as well as drinks, ice creams and basic food supplies.

Picnic tables, gas barbecues, toilet and shower facilities are also located near the carpark

Get the Leliyn (Edith Falls) fact sheet and map PDF (1.2 MB).

Check if the site is open

Leliyn (Edith Falls)

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Edith Falls Open Road is subject to flooding -
Leliyn Loop Walk Open   -
Sweetwater and Longhole Walk Open   -
Sweetwater swimming Open   -
Swimming in plunge pool Closed April/ May 2023
Swimming in upper pool Open   -
Campground Open You must book. Read about camping in Leliyn (Edith Falls). -


A short walk from the carpark will lead to the plunge pool.

Further along you can access middle and upper pools of Leliyn (Edith Falls).

Be safe around water

Park rangers monitor the safety of swimming holes.

You must swim in designated areas.

Conditions change rapidly with flash flooding and electrical storms.

If it doesn’t feel safe, don’t swim. Exercise caution and swim to the conditions you feel comfortable with.

Depth and currents can be overwhelming to novice and young swimmers.

Children should always be supervised.


There are 2 camping options at Leliyn (Edith Falls).

This includes the:

  • drive-in campground near the carpark with flushing toilets and showers - get the map PDF (483.7 KB)
  • Sweetwater Pool campsite with composting toilets, an 8.6km return walk.

Book and pay online

You must book and pay online for designated campsites and some multi-day walking trails. Do this before you go.

You can't pay at the park.

Find out more about how to use parks booking system.

If you're ready, book now.

Edith Falls Road
08 8973 8821
Safety information

Prepare and stay safe in parks and reserves. Check forecast temperatures before you visit.

  • Coffee
  • Ranger station
  • Food
  • Information signs
  • Phone
  • Showers
  • Public toilets
  • Gas BBQ
  • BBQ
  • Caravan
  • Walking
  • Camping
  • Picnic
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming

Sites nearby

Nitmiluk Gorge

Cruise or walk the gorge famous for its towering sandstone cliffs and rock art sites


Last updated: 31 May 2022

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