The Jatbula Trail Wild Week - June 2019
About the adventure
The stone country, or Arnhem Land escarpment, is one of the most extraordinary wilderness areas in Australia. The Jatbula Trail in the Nitmiluk National Park features magnificent waterfalls that tumble from high quartzite cliffs, shady monsoon forests that line the creeks and stunning Jawoyn Aboriginal rock art that adorns the caves and overhangs. This trek is the tropical equivalent of Tasmania’s Overland Track, a full pack bushwalk that gains access to the heart of the country. The Jatbula Trail winds along the edge of the escarpment from Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) to Edith Falls (Leliyn), where you will be totally immersed in this stunning wilderness. With numerous swimming holes along the way and star filled night skies, this trip is not to be missed!
date: Saturday, 10 December 2016
duration: ½ Day, 6.45am start. Approx. 12.30pm finish
includes: Includes guided walk, first aid, insurance, Nat Parks License, and morning tea. Maximum: 15 participants. Please note that we must have a minimum of 8 participants for the Walk to go ahead.
grading: Introductory to Moderate
about the adventure:
This loop trek follows a forest fire trail and bush track to the secluded Burning Palms Beach. A 30 minute rock scramble takes us to the remarkable natural Figure 8 pool where we can enjoy a refreshing swim followed by morning tea before the steep ascent through Burning Palms to Otford. Spectacular cliff-top scenery, stunning beaches, diverse vegetation and a secret swimming hole all in “Australia’s Oldest National Park”.
pack req: Day pack, approx. 6-8kg including 3-4 litres of water. You will be carrying all your personal equipment for the day – a 35 – 45L day pack is suitable for this adventure.
fitness req: Moderate. You must be of moderate fitness and capable of carrying a 5-7kg pack for up to 5 hours on steep terrain and be comfortable with basic rock scrambling and steep tracks
details: Individual transport arrangements - Carpooling is recommended.
what is included? Accompanying WWOT Coach, Morning Tea, First aid, NPWS entry fees, insurance.
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