Breathtaking Swimming Holes of the Top End

Breathtaking Swimming Holes of the Top End

Breathtaking Swimming Holes of the Top End Northern Territory

The Northern Territory landscape is anything but uniform!  And it varies from sprawling expanses of dry and dusty red earth to rocky terrains and hidden oases breathtaking waterfalls, swimming holes and lush vegetation in the Top End of Australia.  Here are some of the best swimming holes in this region!

1. Edith Falls

Edith Falls flows down from an elevation of 176 meters above sea level in a series of breathtakingly beautiful cascading waterfalls and pools on the Edith River.  It is located 60 km north of Katherine in the Nitmiluk National Park. It rewards those up for a hike and has 206 bird species and 44 types of mammals.  The pools are home to freshwater fish, turtles and many species of reptiles and amphibians. 

For more information on the wildlife of Edith Falls, please visit this website:

https://nt.gov.au/data/assets/pdf_file/0005/397922/excursion-guide-leliyn-edithfalls-nitmiluk-national-park.pdf

  • Tours

Tours to Edith Falls include swimming (rock pool and the secluded Sweetwater pool), hiking to Sweetwater Pool (9 km), river cruise or canoe on Katherine Gorge, Aboriginal rock art and wildlife spotting. 

For more information on tours to Edith Falls, please visit these websites:

2. Buley Rockhole

Wade through the pools and admire the serene bush surrounding, sit down and relax as the cool water rolls over your shoulders!  The Buley Rockhole is a popular swimming spot in the magnificent Litchfield National Park, a great way to wind down after exploring.  Pull yourself out of the top pool and walk down the path trying other swimming or lounging spots down the hill.  Each one has its charm!

For more information on Buley Rockhole, please visit this website:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buley_Rockhole

  • Tours

Tours to Buley Rockhole provides swimming opportunities in its many amazing pools.

For more information on tours to Edith Falls, please visit this website:

https://www.adventuretours.com.au/darwin

3. Gunlom Falls

This is a beautiful cascading waterfall almost 90 meters in height, located at the Kakadu National Park.  The pool at the bottom of the falls is a famous swimming spot and is open to tourists from May to November.  The crystal clear water lets you to snorkel to view the freshwater fish and turtles too.  The panorama presented to you at the top of the falls is simply superb!

For more information on Gunlom Falls, please visit this website:

https://www.kakadunationalparkaustralia.com/Gunlom-Waterfall-Creek

  • Tours

Tours to Gunlom Falls feature hiking, swimming and snorkeling as well as bushwalking and bird-watching.

For more information on tours to GunlomFalls, please visit this website:

https://www.adventuretours.com.au/darwin

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