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  • Address: Australia
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free. There is a fee for camping

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Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park

Nitmiluk (also called Katherine Gorge) is the deep path cut through the sandstone by the Katherine River, and the Nitmiluk Katherine Gorge National Park is where you can go to lap up the luscious experience of the Gorge, whether that be swimming in it (sometimes with harmless freshwater crocodiles), canoeing in it, hiking around it, gazing it from an observation deck, flying over it on a helicopter...or any combination of the above.

The park is run by the traditional owners, the Jawoyn, in conjunction with the Australian government. It's a well-appointed place with lots of visitor facilities (and lots of visitors, especially in the dry season). You can choose your level of activity, from lounging around at your campsite or the visitor center café to strenuous canoeing trips or hikes. But make sure you take at least one long hike, perhaps to see the Aboriginal rock art, or at least to get sticky enough to make cooling off in the river a delight.

Practical Info

Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park is swarmed by visitors in the dry season (May to September). In the wet season (November to March), the river goes into spate and swimming and canoeing can be restricted, as can access to the roads.

The park is about 30 km (18 mi) northeast of Katherine, which in turn is about 300 km (180 mi) south of Darwin on the Stuart Highway.

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Katherine Gorge Canoe Hire, Katherine, null
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Katherine Gorge Canoe Hire

The Nitmiluk Gorge is made up of 13 separate gorges. This maze of waterways has been sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine ...  Read more

Location: Katherine, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $34.54
Katherine Gorge Indigenous Cultural Cruise: Ancient Garlarr, Katherine, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Katherine Gorge Indigenous Cultural Cruise: Ancient Garlarr

The Nitmiluk Gorge is made up of 13 separate gorges. This maze of waterways has been sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine ...  Read more

Location: Katherine, Australia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $113.88
Katherine Gorge Indigenous Cultural Cruise Including Lunch: Bolong's Dreaming, Katherine, Day ... 
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Katherine Gorge Indigenous Cultural Cruise Including Lunch: Bolong's Dreaming

The Nitmiluk Gorge is made up of 13 separate gorges. This maze of waterways has been sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine ...  Read more

Location: Katherine, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $151.84
Katherine Gorge Indigenous Cultural Cruise Including Breakfast: Sharing Our Country, Katherine, Day ... 
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Katherine Gorge Indigenous Cultural Cruise Including Breakfast: Sharing Our Country

The Nitmiluk Gorge is made up of 13 separate gorges. This maze of waterways has been sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine ...  Read more

Location: Katherine, Australia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $189.80
Katherine Gorge Cruise in Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, Day Cruises
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Katherine Gorge Cruise in Nitmiluk National Park

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The Nitmiluk Gorge is made up of 13 separate gorges. This maze of waterways has been sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine ...  Read more

Location: Katherine, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.05
Nabilil Dreaming: Katherine Gorge Sunset Dinner Cruise, Katherine, Day Cruises
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Nabilil Dreaming: Katherine Gorge Sunset Dinner Cruise

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The Nitmiluk Gorge is made up of 13 separate gorges. This maze of waterways has been sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine ...  Read more

Location: Katherine, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $124.89
Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise, Darwin, Dinner Cruises
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Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise

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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. ...  Read more

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

From USD $189.80

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