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  • Address: Australia
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free. There is a fee for camping

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Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park Tours

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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Nitmiluk Gorge Canoe Adventure Tours, Katherine, null
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Nitmiluk Gorge Canoe Adventure Tours

The Nitmiluk Gorge is made up of 13 separate gorges. This maze of waterways has been sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine ...  Read more

Location: Katherine, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $54.09
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Katherine Gorge Indigenous Cultural Cruise, Katherine, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Katherine Gorge Indigenous Cultural Cruise

The Nitmiluk Gorge is made up of 13 separate gorges. This maze of waterways has been sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine ...  Read more

Location: Katherine, Australia
Duration: 2.5 to 4.5 hrs

From USD $100.17
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Katherine Gorge Cruise in Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, Day Cruises
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Katherine Gorge Cruise in Nitmiluk National Park

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The Nitmiluk Gorge is made up of 13 separate gorges. This maze of waterways has been sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine ...  Read more

Location: Katherine, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.44
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Nabilil Dreaming: Katherine Gorge Sunset Dinner Cruise, Katherine, Day Cruises
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Nabilil Dreaming: Katherine Gorge Sunset Dinner Cruise

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The Nitmiluk Gorge is made up of 13 separate gorges. This maze of waterways has been sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine ...  Read more

Location: Katherine, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $113.52
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5-Day Inspiring Ancient Kakadu: 4WD Journey from Darwin, Darwin, Dinner Cruises
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5-Day Inspiring Ancient Kakadu: 4WD Journey from Darwin

This rich and immersive journey will take you off the beaten track in an intimate small group setting. You’ll travel in luxury 4WD vehicles and stay in ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $2,244.53
Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise, Darwin, Multi-day Tours
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Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 133 Reviews

A spectacular Katherine Gorge day tour is one of the many unforgettable experiences available to you in the Top End in Australia's Northern Territory. ...  Read more

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

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5-Day 4WD Camping Adventure Including Kakadu, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Parks, ... 
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5-Day 4WD Camping Adventure Including Kakadu, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Parks

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Experience the ultimate Top End Adventure. Swim in the clear rock holes and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, explore Kakadu National Park by small group ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $890.39
5-Day Tour of Australia's Top End from Darwin, Darwin, Multi-day Tours
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5-Day Tour of Australia's Top End from Darwin

This ultimate 5-day Australian 'Top End' adventure is a must-do for those seeking an indigenous experience. Explore Kakadu National Park by 4x4, swim in the ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $1,083.31
6-Day Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield National Parks Camping Expedition from Darwin, Darwin, ... 
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6-Day Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield National Parks Camping Expedition from Darwin

Kakadu, Katherine Gorge, Litchfield and beyond - this is the ultimate top end 4WD expedition! Explore Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield National Parks in depth ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $1,035.08

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