Day Tours

Nitmiluk Gorge & Edith Falls

1 day | Darwin Return

Katherine Gorge is located within amazing Nitmiluk National Park, which spans more than 292,000 hectares. With rugged landscapes, thundering waterfalls and unlimited flora and fauna, Nitmiluk is a haven for adventurers and nature lovers alike. The name Nitmiluk, meaning ‘Cicada Place’, came from the Jawoyn people who are the traditional custodians of the Park.

 

Entry to Nitmiluk National Park requires a NT Parks Pass. It is not included in the price above and can be purchased here.


Departs

6.30am from Darwin 


Returns

Darwin, 8.30pm approximately

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Prices From CODE: D11

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Adult i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).

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Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement
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Trip Details

What's included

  • • Lunch
  • • Experienced Driver Guide
  • • Comprehensive commentary
  • • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

What to Bring

  • • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • • Water bottle to hold 1 litre
  • • Warm layers in cooler months
  • • Swimmers & towel (if swimming)
  • • Enclosed walking shoes

Fitness Requirements

  • • Katherine Gorge - Good level of fitness required to complete the walk between first and second gorge. 800m walk between gorges to change boats

Dining

  • • Lunch

Itinerary



Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge is a network of thirteen gorges carved from billion-year-old sandstone country by the Katherine River in Nitmiluk National Park. Aboriginal culture is strong in the area and there are many Aboriginal rock art sites dotted throughout the park. It is a haven for nature lovers, with its rugged landscapes, dramatic waterfalls and lush gorges providing an abundance of flora and fauna.

Leaving Darwin we travel south through tropical country, passing former WWII airstrips en route to Adelaide River. We make a short stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, a site dedicated to those killed in the air raids in Darwin in the 1940s.

Continue to Edith Falls, where there is time for a refreshing swim in the paperbark and pandanas fringed waterhole beneath the falls (conditions permitting). After your included lunch, we join a 2 hour scenic cruise through Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, with a chance to see freshwater crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks of the river and many interesting species of birdlife. Our cruise of the first two gorges takes us past sheer rock walls and requires an 800 metre walk to reach the second gorge.

A Northern Territory Parks passes is required for each guest booking this trip. This can be added at time of booking or guests can purchase pass directly online at https://nt.gov.au/parks/park-pass

  Included Meals: Lunch

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.

Please Note: From October to April the falls may be closed to swimming due to heavy rains. Please check the National Park Websites for more details.


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