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Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise

Nitmiluk, Australia

From USD 70.13

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Discover the gorgeous interior of the Katherine Gorge during a scenic and informative boat cruise in Nitmiluk National Park. Choose from a 2 hour cruise that takes you deep into the network of waterways that flow through the Katharine Gorge, which consists of 13 separate gorges. Short walks between the gorges allow you to see more of the landscape. Hear from your informative guide about the wildlife and Aboriginal people of this land, the Jawoyn. Choose the dawn tour to see the gorge at first light — an exceptional experience.
  • 2 hour cruise in the Katharine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park
  • Admire the scenery of the Katharine Gorge from the water
  • See two or three gorges (depending on selection) and take short walks between them
  • Get great photo ops of the sandstone walls and water, especially in the soft light of the dawn tour
  • Look for wildlife including a variety of birds
  • Learn about the Aboriginal guardians of this land

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Live commentary on board
  • Tour escort/host
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Nitmiluk National Park, Gorge Rd, Nitmiluk NT 0852, Australia

    Tour departs from Nitmiluk National Park Boat Ramp. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to you departure time. Please allow yourself 30 minutes travel time from the township of Katherine to get to Nitmiluk National Park.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Operated by Nitmiluk Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise?

A:The policy on sanitisation is:
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveller Tips

I can imagine that it gets hot later in the day, so depending on the time of year early or late may be preferable.
ALSO please change your cleaning times 8am is the busiest time, everybody is needing the toilet or to shower at that time, try 10am that would better time as everyone is up and about or left by than
Worth every minute of the cruise and informative details via guide.
360 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers
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Amazing gorges but overpriced cruise
Anna_E, June 2022
The boat left too late so we missed the sunrise and that was very disappointing when that's supposed to be the highlight of the cruise. No one knew on which boat to get on that was very disorganised. The gorges are so beautiful even on a wet day.The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable but that wasn't worth what I paid I enjoyed the walks better. I arrived very early and still could not seat next to my sister on the first boat.
Very Disappointed
Joanne_H, June 2022
Very disappointed with the customer service, we didn't end up going on the cruise as I thought I booked a sunset cruise and then received an email the day before stating it was a dawn cruise. I rang the tour operators, and the emergency number to confirm but no-one replied. We couldn't come early for the dawn cruise as there was no accommodation in Katherine. I wouldn't recommend booking through Viator again.
Great scenery and...
Gillian_M, June 2022
Great scenery and wonderful commentary by Sam.good length so take in the three gorges. Will recommend
Great tour
Kathleen_H, June 2022
Great tour. We had a fantastic guide who thoroughly explained about all the things we were seeing. Scenery was beautiful. Highly recommend.
Mother Nature at her best
Richard_S, June 2022
Tranquil, Tour Operator knew his stuff. Loved seeing some rock art. Spectacular scenery. We found it value for money. Morning cruise you don't see crocodiles, the afternoon cruise would be better for this as they would be on the banks sunning themselves
Katherine Gorge
Annette_D, June 2022
Well run & informative. Stunning scenery & a serene place to spend a couple of hours taking in nature’s beauty. A must do if at Katherine.
Unable to contact anyone...
Yvonne_M, June 2022
Unable to contact anyone to change a booking within 24hrs. No one wants to take any responsibility Never got to visit the gorge
Katherine Gorge at its best
Wendy_B, June 2022
Fantastic Katherine Gorge at its best. Great commentary along the way made it a memorable cruise. Our guide made this beautiful place come to life. Highly recommend this cruise.
Really good cruise
Lee_W, June 2022
Good cruise well organised guides were helpful and informative would definitely recommend this cruise
Tinny on the Gorge ‘alternative tour’.
Leanne_T, June 2022
We got stuck behind a very slow moving freight / delivery van driving out to the Gorge. As a result we arrived at the jetty at 1 minute to 9am. Our boat had already departed much to our disappointment. We were advised that we were meant to arrive 15 mins prior to departure. This advice was not in the VIATOR booking or confirmation, notwithstanding it makes sense to do so, and we would have if not for the traffic and inability to find a close car park. The memorable bit was the workaround by staff to ferry us up the river in a tinny to first crossover to catch up with our tour. Thank you! We really appreciate the agility and the tour was fabulous.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing 3 Gorge cruise
Deborah_B, June 2022
We did the 3 Gorge cruise. It was fabulous, well worth the money spent. The commentary from our skipper was excellent with a lot of history about the Aboriginals who lived in the area. The ancient geological history was very interesting and the scenery was superb. Even the complimentary bag of snacks and water was a bonus.
Big day out
Paul_L, June 2022
One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever experienced, and a local guide topped it off, do the walk to Jedda if u have time
Incredible tour. Breathtaking views. Beautiful swim.
Emily_A, June 2022
What an incredible tour. Would definitely recommend the three gorges. You swim in a waterhole after the third gorge which was a highlight for our family. It was stunning. Very beautiful. What an amazing day out. Thank you.
Amazing Day Out
Dennis_F, June 2022
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and the scenery was amazing. From boarding the boat ,to the stories and history telling, everything was done very well.
Great cruise and the...
Anndrea_S, June 2022
Great cruise and the guide was very informative with great insight into the local culture. Awesome adventure
Karen_S, June 2022
Great guide and amazing scenery. A must do experience. Loved all of the history, and saw two crocs near the end.
Will highly recommend !
Susan_J, June 2022
Our daughter and son in law recommended this trip. It was beautiful. The guides were clearly heard and knowledgeable. We were slow walkers but not pushed to go faster. We have some lovely photos to remember our trip.
Wonderful day. Mother Nature at her best!
Mark_D, June 2022
We did the three gorge cruise. The whole experience from start to finish was amazing. Russell our tour guide was great with his commentary, knowledgeable & a good sense of humour. Swimming in the Lily Pond at the third gorge was refreshing & a great way to top off a wonderful experience!
Magical place
Delwyn_N, June 2022
Entertaining tour guide with a sense of humour!! Thoroughly enjoyed our cruise with a swim to boot 🙌🏼 Definitely choose the 4 hr if you can spare the time 👌
Fantastic experience
Judy_K, May 2022
All of it was memorable but Jamie our tour guide was the best, so informative and cooling down with a swim in the 3rd gorge was so good. Thoroughly enjoyed our day from start to finish, highly recommend.


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