Leichhardt Falls

The Leichhardt Falls is a plunge waterfall on the Leichardt River, 77km from Burketown. At the Leichhardt River stop at the rocky banks and walk in a northerly direction about 200 metres and you’ll find the main falls. Continuing past the main falls along the eastern side is another series of falls and rapids. Swimming is not advisable at Leichhardt due to Saltwater Crocodiles inhabiting the river which feeds the falls. Free camping is permitted by the river.  The falls vary in intensity from a raging torrent of water in the wet season to a mere trickle towards the end of the dry season. The falls are not renowned for their height but for their stepped nature and breadth.  

Location:  Burketown