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

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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 Creek 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

Jan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Magic views at Katherine Gorge

Robyn G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Another bucket list item of Ozzie spectacular places to see and visit. Massive ancient cliffs and a beautiful cruise along the gorge.

Mark W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

A very enjoyable day .The home made scones,jam and cream at Emerald Springs morning tea and the Barramundi for evening meal were excellent The Katherine gorge was brilliant ,an extremely good day, but very long trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was amazing!

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Beautiful, stunning well worth the long day of travel and sightseeing we left the hotel about 06:30, arrived back at 21:30, definitely worth the cost. The guide Geoff was very professional and very informative, which contributed in making the trip interesting, very helpful and he also made sure that all of the tourists kept hydrated. Excellent time management, well organised tour. Boat trip through two stunning gorges was amazing. Nothing fazed him and took everything in his stride. He also had a number of humorous anecdotes to make the long coach trip not seem so arduous.

Ann H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A must see ,awesome, TV doesn't do the Gorge justice.. a very long day , tour guide Micheal a treasure. Road house where you had breakfast and dinner at your own cost left a lot to be desired......food excellent, service very slow.

Jane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A great day although long. The staff from AAT were excellent and very professional. Lunch and commentary were great. Highly recommend.

Margaret K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Long but memorable day we were well informed on the interesting stops along the way to Katherine Gorge.

Christine T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

A fabulous day with excellent commentary and outstanding scenery ..... The long trip was definitely worth it!!

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.

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