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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. 


  • Katherine Gorge day tour from Darwin
  • Visit Adelaide River War Cemetery
  • Take a swim at Edith Falls
  • Delicious 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

Katherine Gorge Lookout

Nestled in the rocky wilderness of Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine Gorge is one of the Northern Territory’s natural treasures. After early morning pickup at your Darwin hotel, travel via comfortable coach approximately 3 hours inland while your knowledgeable guide shares commentary on the passing landscape. Stop to stretch your legs and pay tribute to fallen World War II soldiers at the Adelaide River War Cemetery. 
Once inside the park, take a refreshing swim in the natural rock pool at the base of Edith Falls (weather conditions permitting). Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the serene and picturesque surroundings. 
In the afternoon, embark on a 2-hour cruise down the river that winds between the sheer sandstone cliffs of Katherine Gorge. Learn about the area’s geologic history from your guide, and catch a glimpse of ancient Aboriginal rock art on the gorge walls. Keep an eye out for native wildlife including turtles, colorful birds and even crocodiles sunning on the riverbanks!
Hop back on the coach for a brief tour of the township of Katherine, heart of the Northern Territory’s cattle and agricultural industries. On the return drive to Darwin, pass through the historic gold mining town of Pine Creek and stop in Adelaide for dinner at a local restaurant (own expense). Your full-day tour concludes with drop-off at your Darwin hotel in the evening. 


Hotel Pickup List:
06:00 - Adina Apartments Waterfront
06:05 - Alatai Apartments
06:05 - Argus Apartments
06:05 - Banyan View Motel
06:05 - Barramundi Lodge
07:05 - Boomerang Caravan Park
06:05 - Cavanagh Hotel
07:10 - Coolalinga Caravan Park
06:10 - City Garden Apartments
06:00 - Cullen Bay Apartments
06:15 - Darwin Central
06:50 - Discovery Holiday Park
06:15 - DoubleTree Hilton Darwin
06:15 - DoubleTree Hilton Esplanade Darwin
07:00 - Free Spirit Resort
06:10 - 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)
06:05 - Mantra Pandanas
06:15 - Marrakai Apartments
06:15 - Mediterranean
06:15 - Novotel Atrium
06:15 - Palms City Resort
07:00 - Rydges Palmerston
06:00 - SkyCity
06:20 - Transit Centre
06:10 - Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
06:05 - Vitina Studio Motel
06:00 - Vibe Waterfront
06:15 - YHA Globetrotters

Customer Reviews

Sahil R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great knowledge and laughter with Michael. Comfortable coach and great lunch got to try Asian crocodile sausage rolls. Amazing day at the Katherine gorge cruise, lot of opportunities to take great pictures. Thanks AAT Kings for a great experience

Thomas D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was a very long day but we really enjoyed it. Due to where Katherine Gorge is, it just takes a long time to drive.

Jenna D Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Awesome day trip, highly recommend if you'r stuck on time and only have a day to see Katherine.

Julie J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour and highly recommend

H J Procter P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great day, although be prepared for a long one. The dip in Edith Falls was lovely, especially as my mother's name was Edith! The various stops along the way all enjoyable and came at the right time. The gorge is awe inspiring. Very very glad we did it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour was absolutely fantastic. What a wonderful day. I loved the cruise down the gorge. Everything I could wish for and more. Lunch provided was in a cafe and excellent. The courier was informative and entertaining. The journey back was tiring but that could not be helped.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Easy from the start. Great coach and driver Jeff who was polite and knowledgeable. Amazing scenery and cruise


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Tour was well organised, tour guide was so patient and knowledgeable. We got looked after really well.

H. M. W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The pickup from our hotel was smooth and timely on a good comfortable bus with really good quality Roadhouse stop on the way, which was great as it was a long day. The best part of the trip was the cruise on Katherine Gorge with the aboriginal guide, hearing about his own personal culture and heritage was a great pleasure.

Stefania M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent !!!

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