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8 days / 7 nights

Walk an ancient song line

The Jatbula Trail is a trip of a lifetime, giving you the opportunity to walk through Nitmiluk National Park from the famous Nitmiluk Gorge to Leliyn (Edith Falls). The trail is an ancient Song Line used by the Jawoyn people. Overlooking the Seventeen Mile Valley and beyond, the trail features magnificent waterfalls tumbling from the high sandstone escarpment, these then feed into creeks surrounded by shady monsoon forests and the rock outcrops of the escarpment provide great opportunities to view stunning ancient rock art. This is a wilderness experience and will be required to carry a large pack with your sleeping gear, clothing and a share of food for the 5 days trekking.

From $4,699.00
All about the Jatbula.

Day 1:

Arrive Darwin, dinner and deluxe hotel accommodation. Travel bag may be left here for return.

Day 2:

Meet local guide and travel to Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine Gorge cruise, spend time with local artists, dinner and camp overnight

Day 3:

Trek: 10 kms , early departure, boat ride across Seventeen Mile Creek, commence 5 day trek, camp at Biddlecombe Cascades.

Day 4: 

Trek: 12 kms early departure, trek to Edith Falls, wander around Rock Art paintings,contine onto camp at Crystal Falls.

Day 5: 

Trek: 10 kms Sunrise at Crystal Falls Lookout, continue to the Amphitheatre, then on to camp at top of 17 Mile Falls.

Day 6: 

Trek: 16 kms early start to  Edith River Crossing we arrive the on to Sandy Billabong. Afternoon of swimming and bird watching.

Day 7:

Trek: 15 kms  multiple creek crossing and a bog to arrive at Sweetwater Pool. Trek through to the end of the trail for a pickup  at 3:00pm back to Darwin 7:30PM, shower and late dinner in Darwin

Day 8:

Morning to explore Darwin  and preparation for your onward journey or journey home.


The tour package exclusions at a glance.
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

At a glance:

  • Private transfers ex Darwin
  • 8 days fully guided trek and experiences with GirlsTrek
  • Local guide
  • 4 – 6 hours average time per trekking day with large pack
  • Deluxe central Darwin hotel for 2 nights
  • Private bush camp at Nitmiluk National Park,
  • National park fees
  • Gorge cruise and time with local artists
  • 5 day wilderness trek fully supported with equipment and meals
  • All meals per itinerary
  • Champagne celebration in Darwin
  • GirlsTrek gift
  • At home training program
  • Expert gear advice and great discounts
  • Information get together
  • Contribution to – supporting women in business and girls in education in Nepal.



Pack weight 15 – 17 kilograms, wilderness trek, basic facilities on trek

What's not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Return Flights
  • Transport from Darwin airport return
  • Travel Insurance (which is compulsory)
  • Beverages not stated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and optional activities

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    Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Deposit Option  
    June 4, 2023 - June 11, 2023