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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. 


Customer Reviews

Robert C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great but long day. Coach was comfortable and visited all the places we wanted to see. Katherine Gorge was, of course, the highlight.

lindsay s j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our day commenced with great anticipation, and we we're not disappointed.
The bus journey was comfortable and cool, the stops were well timed, the swim fantastic and lunch was delightful.
The Katherine Gorge boat tour was both exhilarating and humbling by its sheer scale.
Chris, our guide provided an interesting and informative commentary delivered with good humour.
I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Northern Territory


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Katherine Gorge was stunning! Wish we had more time there - a serene panoramic experience

Helen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Well worth doing, a beautiful location x


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It was a great day, there is more to see and do than u would think

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.

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