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  • Location:Darwin, Australia
  • Duration:14 hours (approx.)

Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise

A spectacular Katherine Gorge day tour is one of the many unforgettable experiences available to you in the Top End in Australia's Northern Territory. Traveling from Darwin to Katherine Gorge, you will journey to Nitmiluk National Park where you will view ancient Aboriginal rock art on the canyon walls, the abundant flora and fauna of the region and maybe even see a few crocodiles! Enjoy a cruise -- a highlight of Katherine Gorge tours -- and take a refreshing swim at the crocodile-free Edith Falls, before returning to Darwin.


  • Katherine Gorge day tour from Darwin
  • Visit Adelaide River War Cemetery
  • Take a swim at Edith Falls
  • Delicious picnic lunch
  • Enjoy a 2-hour cruise through Katherine Gorge
  • See crocodiles sunning on the banks of the river
  • Tour the township of Katherine the hub of the cattle and farming industries

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This comprehensive coach tour visits Katherine’s top sights and includes a cruise on Katherine Gorge, the highlight of the tour. Enjoy a full day of touring on board a comfortable coach, with knowledgeable guides and plenty of photo opportunities.

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What You Can Expect

Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise

Eidth Falls, Katherine Gorge

Your full-day Top End tour from Darwin to Katherine Gorge will see you first stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, the resting place for many World War II soldiers.

Continue to Edith Falls where there's time for a refreshing swim in the waterhole (conditions permitting).

After lunch, you will have a two-hour guided cruise between the sheer sandstone cliffs of Katherine Gorge, situated in the Nitmiluk National Park. As you glide along the tranquil waters on your Katherine Gorge cruise, enjoy commentary from your guide detailing the area's plant and wildlife and explaining the Aboriginal rock art, which adorns the walls of the gorge. Keep an eye out for crocodiles, turtles and the splendid array of birdlife.

Enjoy a quick tour of Katherine, the hub of the region's cattle and farming industries before traveling via Pine Creek, a historic gold mining town. Stop at Adelaide Creek for dinner (own expense) before returning to Darwin where your Katherine day tour concludes.

Please note: Edith Falls is subject to weather conditions


Hotel Pickup List:
06:00 - Adina Waterfront
06:00 - Alatai Apartments
06:00 - Argus Apartments
08:15 - Bark Hut Inn
06:00 -Barramundi Lodge
07:05 - Boomerang Caravan Park
06:15 - Botanic Gardens Apartments
10:00 - Bowali Visitor Centre
07:10 - Coolalinga Caravan Park
06:15 - City Garden Apartments
06:50 - Discovery Holiday Park
06:15 - DoubleTree Hilton Darwin
06:00 - Elkes Backpackers
07:00 - Free Spirit Resort
06:00 - Frogs Hollow Backpackers
06:15 - H Hotel
06:50 - Hidden Valley Caravan Park
06:15 - Hilton Darwin
07:05 - Howard Springs Caravan Park (Meet on Stuart Highway, directly opposite Fellows Rd)
06:45 - Leprechaun Resort
06:00 - Mantra Pandanas
06:15 - Marrakai Apartments
06:00 - Mediterranean
06:15 - Novotel Atrium
07:00 - Oasis Caravan Park
06:00 - Paravista Motel
06:15 - Palms City Resort
06:00 - Palms Motel
07:00 - Rydges Palmerston
06:00 - SkyCity
06:20 - Transit Centre
06:00 - Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
06:00 - Comfort Inn Vitina
06:00 - Vibe Waterfront
06:00 - YHA Globetrotters

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Loved this tour. The guide was full of information and although disappointed the falls were closed for swimming, he still arranged for us to have a quick dip at a pool. Scenery was amazing.

Amanda W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The whole day was stunning from the swim in a crystal clear waterhole to a cruise in the Katherine Gorge. The day was very hot and long but we were caught in a thunderstorm while on the gorge which cooled everything down. The lunch at the visitors centre was of a very high quality. The scenery and history of the area in Katherine was fascinating and interesting and we had a marvellous day.

Mark S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

great experience

Elspeth ann w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An excellent tour. Our guide John was very informative. A very long day the water holes to swim in were lovely as it was very hot. The trip down the Katherine gorge was breath taking.

Carmel T Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I would highly recommend this tour. It gave us a good cross section of the outback surrounding Darwin. Our driver Russell? gets a gold star for his knowledge, sense of humour, keeping us entertained for nearly 15 hours, and his ability to keep the whole day running smoothly. Highlights were swimming at Edith Falls and enjoying the atmosphere at the Emerald Springs Roadhouse as we tucked into the juiciest Barramundi and the best Devonshire teas ever. The only regret of the day was not seeing more of Katherine we only drove through it on the way to Katherine Gorge. But I'd still definitely recommend this tour. All up, a great day, and I've come back with some wonderful memories.

Karen S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The bus driver was very informative and went out of her way to make the trip enjoyable. It was a very long day but worth every second of it.

Terence O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is an amazing experience...loved the gorge...great place to visit.

Kim W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great trip, our guide Nathan was brilliant and had so much local knowledge

Julie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent. The Coach driver and guide is a great asset to your company. Made the trip great, interesting and lot's of fun. will highly recommend. thank You.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was wonderful! The pickup was smooth and timely, the bus was well equipped and the views impeccable. The best part of the whole day was the cruise on Katherine Gorge and our wonderful aboriginal guide. He was incredibly knowledgable and hearing about his own personal culture and heritage was an indescribable pleasure. This could only be improved by having traveled during wet season when the waterfalls are flowing!

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