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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 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 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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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Nitmiluk National Park , 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.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
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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


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Outstanding tour guide = Joe.
, May 2022
We went on the 2 gorges on the 9 am tour. It was fantastic. Despite the 35 degree day it was cool on the water and very pleasant to walk the 450 meters to the boats waiting at the lower level for the second gorge. We had Joe for our tour guide. He is the best tour guide I have ever had in my 50 years of travelling. He was articulate, knowledgeable, interesting and responsible for all his passengers. I was particularly impressed with his range of facts about flora, fauna and geology not to mention the facts about the indigenous history and language. Highly recommended.
Spectacular Katherine
, May 2022
This was a beautiful trip to take. It was a perfect sunny day with blue sky, making it so memorable with the informative guide explaining the details we were seeing along the way. He went above and beyond making sure we saw the most of the beauty we were cruising along the gorge. The walk to the second gorge was special as well.
Excellent Tour
, May 2022
We enjoyed the cruise very much. The scenery was amazing. The commentary by James was very informative and funny. This tour is very worthwhile doing.
Magical scenery and informative guide
, May 2022
Hard to choose one. Lots of great photos to keep for a lifetime. The only thing letting it down were the seats in the boats.
Fantastic place and well worth doing
, May 2022
This cruise was exceptionally beautiful and the easy to book. We would have liked to see more than just the 2 gorges but that just what was available on the day. Well work doing
worth to take time to go on the trip....
, May 2022
Last year we missed the boat trip- we went with helicopter- this year come back to do the boat... Well worthed, Nitmiluk is a natural wonder! If you have a chance-go and have a look!
Absolutely beautiful!
, May 2022
The guides were amazing! Very informative and interesting. The history and scenery were fantastic. The walk to the Lookout was well worth the effort.
Wow what great way to...
, May 2022
Wow what great way to start the day,the guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The views are amazing. Loved it all!
Amazing experience
, May 2022
Had a great morning with Brookie and his sister Jill learnt so much more about First nation People and their heritage. Absolutely loved every minute even though my ID and Phone now lives at the bottom of Katherine Gorge. What I found more amazing was that Brookie could tell exactly where phone went in water and that it may just be possible to get it back. I said thanks but please don't put anyone's life in danger as I can sort all my ID stuff out online.
Great experience
, May 2022
Great commentary, amazing scenery ,even saw a a couple of crocs suitable for all ages recommend to some water with
The trip was beautiful
, May 2022
We loved the spectacular scenery however nowhere did you say we could go swimming. All the other passengers could go but we didn’t wear our bathers. Not happy about this.
, Apr 2022
We enjoyed the whole experience from the information given by our tour guide and the scenery. We would highly recommend the tour
A great way to spend the morning
, Apr 2022
A beautiful cruise along the stunning gorge. Great staff and very knowledgeable. Hard to take a bad photo
Amazing experience and would do it again any time.
, Apr 2022
Travelling up the Gorge the scenery was incredible. Just the experience it self was fantastic. It was well organised and very informative.
, Apr 2022
The beautiful colours of the Rocks and the spirituality of the gorge. Absolutely spectacular. We loved every minute of the tour.
Highly enjoyable, highly recommended
, Apr 2022
From beginning to the end of the tour ,all very memorable. Skipper very knowledgeable. The majestic gorges and the silence of the gorges .
Gorgeous gorge
, Apr 2022
The gorge was literally awesome. The guide was informative and fun. We totally enjoyed the experience!
Gorge Beauty up close
, Apr 2022
Fantastic place, wonderful views, great way to see it and really knowledgeable and friendly staff, Thankyou!
It was not obvious it was...
, Apr 2022
It was not obvious it was a US $ price for the tour here in Australia so instead of costing 70 Aus it was over 100.
If you never go you never know the beauty.
, Apr 2022
Very spectacular view and amazing scenic environment. Weather-wise a bit warmer but the river and wind make you cool.

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