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Sweetwater Pool Return Walk

Hike State
Hike Level


8.9 KM

Hike Duration

3-4 Hours

Hike Style


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Hike Grade



Day Hike

Start Point

Edith Falls Carpark, Nitmiluk NT 0852, Australia

Sweetwater Pool Return Walk

Image: Northern Territory Tourism

Why this Hike

This hike not far from Katherine is a fantastic 9km walk along the banks of the Edith river all the way to Sweetwater pool. It offers a great opportunity for a swim and a little bit of relaxation along the way as you take in the beautiful surroundings which line the trail from head to toe.

Track Notes & Overview

Starting from Edith Falls Campground Carpark, this hike follows the Jatbula Trail first up a small hill before sticking left past the turnoff down to Upper Pool. Keep following the trail as it descends down a few metres to reach Edith River and Long Hole Pool. Keep following the trail as it winds along the river before breaking away for a section and then returning to the banks river where you will reach Sweetwater Pool near Sweetwater Camp. The pool is a fantastic natural and tranquil swimming hole which is a great place for a dip before returning back along the same trail to finish the walk.

Packing for a Day Hike

Packing for a Day Hike

Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.

Food for a Day Hike

Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.

Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.

Leave No Trace

A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.

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