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Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise

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Nitmiluk, Australia
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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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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Departure Point

Gorge Rd, Nitmiluk NT 0852, Australia

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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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?
The policy on sanitization is:

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

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise.

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Traveler Tips

  • "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


243 Reviews

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Morning Cruise
, Jul 2021
The scenery was beautiful and swimming in the George rock pool was refreshing. Our tour guide was very informative.
Great way to see Katherine gorge.
, Jul 2021
Beautiful gorge’s. Well worth the experience. Our guide was very informative and a nice bloke. Thank you.
Fabulous tour
, Jul 2021
Fabulous tour with experienced guide. Was very hot at 37 degrees however plenty of iced water provided. I’m the dry season you need to change boats and walk about 500 metres. Was my second time and I would do it again! It’s that good!
Loved it, would do it again anytime.
, Jul 2021
The entire cruise was fabulous, spectacular scenery and very educating. I especially liked the tour guide, as he was very informed with a great sense of humour.
Katherine gorge
, Jul 2021
Tour was excellent but the instructions of where to go and meet were dismal, we nearly missed the tour. Phone number didn’t answer
, Jul 2021
This is a very magical place, is spectacular. Must see, it's a wonderful experience. Our guide for the day new his stuff, did it with ease and made us feel very comfortable. Thankyou 🙂
, Jul 2021
Stunning scenery and great description of its meaning and value to the traditional owners. Would highly recommend it.
The wonders of a gorge
, Jul 2021
Just memories revisited. Have been there before and definitely a well worth visit for anyone from anywhere. You will love the trip anytime of the day or make it sunset dinner.
Well worth doing
, Jul 2021
A wonderful cruise to see all 3 gorges and Russell, our boat driver was very informative and humorous. Scenery was incredible and so unique. A fabulous half day out exploring this stunning part of Australia.
Stunning cruise
, Jul 2021
Excellent tour guide informative in a lovely relaxed manner. Four hours passed very quickly, stunning scenery, beautiful swimming spot absolutely recommend this.

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