Nitmiluk National Park (previously known as Katherine Gorge National Park) is Aboriginal owned land encompassing an area rich in river systems and spectacular sandstone valleys. Located roughly 300km south of Darwin the park has two main entrance points providing access to the park's major attractions, Leliyn (Edith Falls) and Nitmiluk Gorge (Katherine Gorge).
Nitmiluk Gorge is a deep gorge created from millions of years of extreme wet season water flows from the Katherine River. The Gorge is made up of thirteen gorges. No visit is complete to the Park without boarding a cruise which takes you down the river where you can absorb the areas sheer beauty. Fresh water crocodiles are frequent inhabitants of the area as well as an array of endemic Australian mammals and birds.
Further North of the Park is Leliyn (Edith Falls), a huge natural spring fed pool lined with paper bark trees and pandanus palms. The area is open for swimming throughout most of the dry season and is a great place to camp or picnic. Nearby bushwalks take you through a variety of habitats where you have the opportunity to see a diverse variety of flora and fauna as well as small rock art galleries.
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