Jatbula Walk

A joint venture between Jawoyn Association and Iconic Walks


In partnership with local traditional owners – the Jawoyn Association, Iconic Walks is honoured to be able to share an awe-inspiring walking experience along the iconic Jatbula Trail. Commencing at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge in the Northern Territory, the Jatbula Walk is a captivating 62 km journey that unfolds through the breathtaking ancient terrain of Nitmiluk National Park, tracing the route travelled by generations of Jawoyn people from the gateway of Nitmiluk ( Katherine ) Gorge to Leliyn (Edith Falls).

Traversing the western edge of the Arnhem Land Escarpment, the Jatbula Walk leads through diverse, otherworldly landscapes including sandstone plateaus, scrubland, woodlands, open forests, sandstone monsoon forests, and riverine scenery. With the warm climate in mind, we set out early each day and pause for lunch at our exclusive, fully-catered camps, and later in the afternoons unwind at nearby waterholes and crystalline springs.

Worayang (walkabout) Pty Ltd is the collaborative partnership between the traditional owners of Nitmiluk National Park, Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation, with oversight of Jawoyn elders and Iconic Walks Worayang Pty Ltd is majority owned by the Jawoyn Association. Working alongside each other to achieve the Jawoyn Association’s goal of sharing their country in ways that benefit the Jawoyn people, and at the same time take care of their land for future generations.