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Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise

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Nitmiluk, Australia
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise

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Discover the gorgeous interior of the Katherine Gorge during a scenic and informative boat cruise in Nitmiluk National Park. Choose from a 2- or 4-hour cruise that takes you deep into the network of waterways that flow through the Katharine Gorge, which consists of 13 separate gorges. Short walks between the gorges allow you to see more of the landscape. Hear from your informative guide about the wildlife and Aboriginal people of this land, the Jawoyn. Choose the dawn tour to see the gorge at first light — an exceptional experience.
  • 2- or 4-hour cruise in the Katharine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park
  • Admire the scenery of the Katharine Gorge from the water
  • See two or three gorges (depending on selection) and take short walks between them
  • Get great photo ops of the sandstone walls and water, especially in the soft light of the dawn tour
  • Look for wildlife including a variety of birds
  • Learn about the Aboriginal guardians of this land
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National Park fees
Live commentary on board
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Food and drinks
Transportation to/from attractions
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Gorge Rd, Nitmiluk NT 0852, Australia

Tour departs from Nitmiluk National Park Boat Ramp. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to you departure time. Please allow yourself 30 minutes travel time from the township of Katherine to get to Nitmiluk National Park.

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Nitmiluk Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "I can imagine that it gets hot later in the day, so depending on the time of year early or late may be preferable." See review
  • "ALSO please change your cleaning times 8am is the busiest time, everybody is needing the toilet or to shower at that time, try 10am that would better time as everyone is up and about or left by than" See review
  • "Worth every minute of the cruise and informative details via guide." See review


278 Reviews

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A great experience
, Oct 2021
A wonderful day seeing our beautiful country. Our guide was very friendly and informative. We went out on the 10am cruise and glad we did as it was quite hot. There was a short walk between Gorges 1 & 2 but nothing too exhausting. Overall very impressed and the scenery was breathtaking
Not to be missed
, Oct 2021
I have done this cruise on a number of occasions in the past, but this was the best ever. I'm delighted to see it being run by the Jawoyn people. Our tour guide had a wonderful way of presenting the geological and the Jawoyn views of the creation of the Gorge. Facilities have improved considerably without compromising the natural environment. Cathy, ex Territorian.
, Oct 2021
We, as a family thoroughly enjoyed this very special cruise through Nitmiluk. The commentary was extremely interesting and the landscape was unforgettable.
, Sep 2021
Great narration from the guides and a devine dip in the gorge at the end. I can't wait to do the canoes next time.
Worth booking with
, Sep 2021
The tour guide was brilliant and informative. The views were amazing and the rock art was wonderful . Was easy to book. Loads of cold water provided. We did the first two gorges but could have gone further. The paths across the gorges are easy walking
Must do!
, Sep 2021
So glad we made a day trip from Darwin. The gorge was stunning and the guide gave great commentary. We were concerned about the heat but the boats provide sufficient shade.
A must do in Katherine
, Sep 2021
The scenery was beautiful, serene and untouched. Very professional and knowledgeable guides. Easy walks ok for all ages.
, Sep 2021
Magnificent trip with beautiful scenery. However , the highlight was actually the guide “Matt” who was very informative, knowledgeable and humorous. He was fantastic and really made the trip great !
Gorjus gorges
, Sep 2021
Guide was informative and the cruise scenery spectacular. Simple boats but comfortable and ample time for all sights.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Sep 2021
Great company, tour guides and beautiful! The gorges were stunning and the short walks and swims were great

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