Eighth Gorge camping area (bush camping)

Camping fee Drinking water Dry weather access Fire prohibited Information No dogs/pets No rubbish disposal Non-vehicle camping Ranger Canoeing Crocodile warning Hiking trails Swimming

A campsite popular among overnight canoeists, this site is 16 km east of the visitor centre via Eighth Gorge Walk. It has no toilets.

Information

Who to contact: Nitmiluk Visitor Centre (08) 8972 1253, 1300 146 743 Permits: Overnight walkers are required to register and pay a deposit at the visitor centre; note: numbers permitted are limited


This campsite is located in Nitmiluk National Park

This extraordinarily beautiful 300 000 ha park has stunning waterfalls, spectacular gorges and plunging escarpments, and is rich with plants and animals. It’s heavenly for hikers, canoeists and swimmers, with safe and delightful swimming holes at Southern Rockhole, Northern Rockhole, 17 Mile Falls, Biddlecombe Cascades, Crystal Falls and Leliyn (not all waterways are safe for swimming as crocodiles inhabit the area, observe warning signs). There are boat-launching facilities, but only boats without motors are allowed. There is an excellent network of short bushwalks, or you could tackle the 66 km Jatbula Trail; you need to book all the campsites along the Jatbula. The park’s main entrance is 30 km north-east of Katherine on the sealed Gorge Road; Leliyn (Edith Falls) is 40 km north-west of Katherine.


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