Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park Tours

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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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Hours: Open daily
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Admission: Free. There is a fee for camping
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5-Day Inspiring Ancient Kakadu: 4WD Journey from Darwin

Explore the gems of the Northern Territory in an intimate, small-group setting with this all-inclusive 5-day journey that takes you through the national parks of Litchfield, Nitmiluk, and UNESCO-listed Kakadu. See ancient aboriginal rock art, spot wildlife on a cruise through the Katherine Gorge, swim in natural waterfall pools, and catch a sunset from the sacred site of Ubirr, all with the help of an experienced guide. Stay in distinctive luxury accommodations and enjoy the best of regional cuisine for every meal.
  • Duration: 5 days
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Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise

Take a full-day detour from Darwin to explore the beautiful natural playground of Katherine Gorge. Cruise between ancient sandstone cliffs for an up-close perspective of Aboriginal rock art and crocodiles lounging on the riverbanks. Take a dip in a natural swimming hole at the base of Edith Falls, and recharge with a delicious picnic lunch. Get a glimpse of local cattle culture on a coach tour of Katherine, and pass through the historic gold mining town of Pine Creek.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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5-Day 4WD Camping Adventure Including Kakadu, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Parks

Experience the wondrous landscapes of the Top End on this 5-day camping tour from Darwin. With a knowledgeable guide, travel in a 4WD vehicle to three popular national parks: Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield. View Aboriginal rock art, take a crocodile cruise, visit Katherine Gorge and cool off in waterfalls including Twin Falls, Jim Jim Falls, Gunlom Falls and Buley Rockhole on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people. Enjoy campfire evenings, complete meals and sleeping at private campsites in a ‘swag’ (bedroll) or a permanent safari tent. Note: This seasonal tour operates from June through October.
  • Duration: 5 days
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US$879,85
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5-Day Tour of Australia's Top End from Darwin

Explore the Top End over five days for an in-depth experience of Australia's indigenous heritage and stunning national parks. Go four-wheel driving in Kakadu National Park, swim in waterfall pools at Litchfield National Park, explore the remote Arnhem Land with an indigenous guide, cruise the waters of Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge), and discover plenty of wildlife. Includes meals, guide, transportation, and four nights accommodation in private campsites.
  • Duration: 5 days
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6-Day Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield National Parks Camping Expedition from Darwin

Fully immerse yourself in the nature and indigenous cultures of Kakadu, Nitmiluk, and Litchfield national parks on this six-day guided camping tour from Darwin. Go off the beaten path in a 4WD, swim in waterfalls, hike through a gorge, and get out on the water to see some crocodiles. You'll also see Aboriginal rock art and hear stories about local culture from an indigenous guide. Includes accommodation at a permanent campsite and meals.
  • Duration: 6 days
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US$1 022,82
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