Edith Falls

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Edith Falls
Leliyn
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Edith Falls after the wet season.
Edith Falls is located in Northern Territory
Edith Falls
LocationNitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Coordinates14°10′S 132°10′E / 14.167°S 132.167°E / -14.167; 132.167Coordinates: 14°10′S 132°10′E / 14.167°S 132.167°E / -14.167; 132.167[1]
TypeCascade
Elevation176 metres (577 ft) AHD
Total height8.7–12 metres (29–39 ft)[2]
WatercourseEdith River

The Edith Falls (Aboriginal Jawoyn language: Leliyn[3]) is a series of cascading waterfalls and pools on the Edith River in the Nitmiluk National Park, located approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Katherine, in the Northern Territory of Australia.

The falls descend from an elevation of 176 metres (577 ft) above sea level and range in height between 8.7–12 metres (29–39 ft).[2] There are trails to the top of the escarpment, allowing visitors to view the waterfalls. Edith Falls is connected to Katherine Gorge via the 66-kilometre (41 mi) Jatbula walk. The traditional custodians of the land surrounding the waterfall are the Jawoyn people.[4]

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  1. ^ "Edith Falls / Leliyn (NT)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Edith Falls, NT". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Leliyn". Tourism. Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Jawoyn Land". Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 17 May 2014.

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