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Katherine Gorge Cruise and Nitmiluk National Park from Darwin

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  • A must-do on any visit to Darwin
  • Cruise through the world-famous Katherine Gorge
  • Bathe in the Edith Waterfalls

This nature tour from Darwin packs in a lot in just one day and offers amazing contrasts in a powerful outback land.

Pay your respects at the Adelaide War Cemetery, a sombre reminder of World War II and the severe losses it left in its wake.

The highlight of this tour is a guided cruise through the 13 gorges that make up the majestic Katherine Gorge. Set deep within the stone country of Nitmiluk National Park, the Gorge is about 12 kilometers long and towers 70 meters in height.

Visit historical and interesting sites through the outback township of Katherine. A refreshing dip in the cascading waters of the Edith Falls completes a memorable trip.

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Both tours are locally operated with AAT-Kings. Very well organized with good informative information from the tour guide. We recommend these tours if you don't like driving...

Mr G T Munnichs Australia
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We thoroughly enjoyed the content of our tour. Katherine Gorge was absolutely breathtaking and the company that ran the Gorge cruise were incedibly knowledgeable and very...

Helen S Korner Australia
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You will be picked up from your hotel and travel in an air-conditioned coach for an action-packed day to the Katherine Gorge. Interesting commentary by your English-speaking driver will enliven the journey.

The first stop will be at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, near the Adelaide River. Pause for a solemn moment at this memorial of the Darwin air raids in the 1940s.

Proceed to the Nitmiluk National Park, a 292,800 hectare National Park owned by the Jawoyn Aboriginal people. It is famous for its spectacular sandstone landscape, broad valleys and numerous, significant cultural sites. But the biggest attraction here is the breathtaking Katherine Gorge which is not one gorge but a series of 13 gorges along the Katherine River.

Continue the tour with a drive through the outback township of Katherine, the third largest in the territory.

There will be a break for a picnic lunch during this tour.

Proceed to the superb Edith Falls that come cascading down the sheer rock wall and fill three pools. Stretch your legs with a short walk or take a refreshing dip in the waterhole below the Falls (conditions permitting).

Conclude your tour with a 2-hour guided cruise through the 12-kilometre long Gorge. Move along the blue waters, hemmed in on either side by the sheer, richly colored escarpments of the Katherine Gorge canyon.

At the end of the tour you will return to Darwin where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Please note
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • English commentary by driver
  • Entrance fee to the Nitmiluk National Park
  • 2-hour guided cruise through the Katherine Gorge
  • Picnic lunch
  • Beverages
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
01 May - 31 Oct: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
01 Nov - 30 Apr: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
14 hours
Start time
Hotel pick-up starts at 0615h (06:15am), depending upon the hotel location
Meeting point
Your hotel in Darwin. (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Ending point
Your hotel in Darwin
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
Dos & Don'ts
Dress comfortably
Wear sturdy walking shoes
Don’t forget your camera

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