07.07.2017 - 08.07.2017 34 °C
Edith Falls campground was a short 100km drive from Katherine Gorge and we arrived at 9am to make sure we got a camp site. The campground has about 50 sites of varying size that surround nice green grassy areas where you can sit or lie on the grass in the shade and enjoy the peaceful bush surroundings. There are hot showers, flushing toilets, drinking water and a kiosk where you can buy takeaway food, drinks etc. The best part about the campground is that a 150 metre walk takes you to a fantastic swimming area which is huge and has a small waterfall at the far end. With the hot humid weather we had many swims here over our two day stay, the water was a nice temperature and the scenery a very beautiful backdrop as you swam.
On the morning we arrived we did the loop walk to the top pool which is a steep climb up a rocky track with some lookouts on the way. The upper pool and waterfall is a beautiful place to stop for a swim to cool down before continuing the walk by climbing up to another couple of lookouts which offer great views of the falls and river valley. The walk then descends to the lower swimming area and across a bridge back to the campground. Our original plan was to stay for one night but we loved it here so much we extended our stay for another night to just relax, swim and enjoy the beautiful setting. The campground and swimming area was very busy as it was school holidays in the NT and also the weekend, but this didn’t detract from the experience.