Gorge View Bush Retreat
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Gorge View Bush Retreat

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4.5
#3 of 10 campsites in Katherine
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Gorge View Bush Retreat is a private oasis on the doorstep of Nitmiluk National Park - the home of Katherine Gorge. Gorge View Bush Retreat is 120 acres of private bush land on the Katherine River. A natural home to native animals and birds, Gorge View Bush Retreat has the peace and privacy to connect with nature.
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Free parking
Saltwater pool
Yoga classes
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Walking tours
Open-air bath
BBQ facilities
Shared bathroom
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Shared kitchen
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1635 Gorge Rd, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850 Australia
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simonislawson wrote a review Oct 2023
Melbourne, Australia
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and our two kids stayed here in a glamping tent for 2 nights on a family trip to the top end.

I was a bit worried about sleeping in a tent when it was so hot during the day but I Ad nothing to worry about as it cooled down in the evenings and the tent was really comfortable. It had proper beds in it so we all got a great sleep each night.

The sunset viewing deck was a great place to have a drink and watch the sun go down and our host Kate was really hospitable even offering to bring us some fresh milk for breakfast.

We were also lucky enough to be one of the first to swim in their new pool. It was great to cool off after a day exploring Katherine.

Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gorge View Bush Retreat, Owner at Gorge View Bush Retreat
Responded 15 Oct 2023
Thanks for staying with us Simon! We’re glad you and your family had a nice time with us, and hope your trip to the Top End was memorable! Good luck with the driving lessons!
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JustJessPerth wrote a review July 2022
Perth, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just spent 3 nights here and it is as a "Bush Retreat" should be. Simple, clean and minimalistic.

Kate the owner was great and full of helpful advice. As we are camping and usually fully self sufficient the toilets and showers that were cleaned daily (and never ran out of hot water) were a great break from the cold 'bird baths' of the past 3 weeks.

Camp kitchen was clean and the BBQ and gas rings worked which again made for a nice change of options for us. The tour groups (2 over 3 nights) were not a problem for us on the gravel area below the fixed Expedition Tents.

The sunset from the top of the hill is worth the short drive and shorter walk!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gorge View, Owner at Gorge View Bush Retreat
Responded 24 Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review us Jess! We're glad that you enjoyed your stay at Gorge View Bush Retreat. We hope you're looking back on your trip to Katherine with fond memories! Til next time, travel safely!
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Mae wrote a review July 2022
Darwin, Australia
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My fiancé booked us here on a whim and we stayed in the glamping canvas bell tent. The owner was extremely welcoming on arrival and throughout our stay, we even came back from dinner to our fire pit stocked with wood and a lighter left for us. We headed up a mountain on the property for 360 sunset views as per the owner’s advice and it was beautiful; you can also order pizza for them to bring you while you’re up there and BYO drinks. There’s powered and non powered sites as well as safari tents, big shared kitchenettes, laundry and lovely clean toilets and showers. There’s also 4G reception and fire pits. I’ve recommended this place to all of my friends, highly recommended for families, friends and couples.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gorge View, Owner at Gorge View Bush Retreat
Responded 25 July 2022
Thank you for your lovely review! While we're just starting out, we do know what good hospitality is, and we are so glad you enjoyed the experience! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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Natalie A wrote a review Aug 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Disappointed. $50 for an unpowered site was the most we paid in our entire NT trip. Photos on the website lured us in but we camped in a very dusty camping area. After a long day of travel, would rather exchange a "bush experience" for grass, shade and a pool. Our mistake for booking. We saved some money on the second night and found alternative accommodation, with a more comfortable camping area, facilities and in walking distance to Nitmiluk,
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Gorge View, Owner at Gorge View Bush Retreat
Responded 24 Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review Gorge View Bush Retreat. I'm sorry our site did not meet your expectations. We have a plan for dust mitigation which will commence over coming months. We appreciate in the warm climate, shade is important - we've got a plan to introduce more shady areas while maintaining the balance of the natural bush-scape of the beautiful escarpment. Sorry our facilities didn't meet your expectations this time around. We are investing every dollar we have to improve the experience of our visitors. Thanks for letting us know where that money will be best spent.
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LizzyIko wrote a review Aug 2022
Sydney
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a little gem this is. We had four adult family members celebrating a birthday week in Darwin. We decided very last minute to include a one night stay in Katherine.
We stayed in the two Glamping bell tents. They were outstanding. They were spotlessly clean, comfortable and very well appointed. Kate and Carney were the friendliest and most accommodating hosts you could meet. They made us pizzas and delivered them to our gorgeous sunset spot, even though we ordered them at the last minute.
Carney drove up to the lookout with our delicious pizzas and also much to our surprise brought us two bottles of champagne on the house to celebrate the birthday. It was such a lovely gesture.
Back at our camp we had a lovely firepit set up for us to enjoy after dinner. I thoroughly recommend this lovely experience and will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gorge View, Owner at Gorge View Bush Retreat
Responded 24 Aug 2022
Thanks for taking the time to review us Lizzy. We put a lot of effort into providing a great experience for our guests. We're glad you appreciated it, and had a great time! Hopefully we'll see you again!
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Guy S wrote a review Sept 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for one night but wished that I had stayed longer, the host was a good laugh and was happy to help with anything that we needed, really over and above service.

The area is absolutely breathtaking, and some extremely hard work has been put in to bring it to the level it is at and it should be commended,

The view and watching the sunset is truly something that you simply will never see anywhere else and it has been imprinted in my mind permanently.

The air-conditioning is top notch and bring close to town is a big bonus, extremely tight knit community.

I will let the photos do the rest of the talking.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gorge View, Owner at Gorge View Bush Retreat
Responded 2 May 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words! We love sharing a part of paradise with others!
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Karen wrote a review May 2024
Auckland, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved the evening sunset view, also the moonrise. Didgeridoo and stories by Manual added to the atmosphere as did the fire in the background. Great pizza. My friend had ordered a gluten free pizza and it got missed, however she was offered a free drink while waiting for someone to pick it up from town. Thanks Carney you were a treat to have as our driver and guide.
I wasn’t keen on the music after Manual had finished. I would have preferred something more mello to suite the mood and nature. Perhaps even some contemporary indigenous music or just the night sounds would do it. I will defo recommend. Good value for money. Just a cool set up. Thanks.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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I_Love_Great_Service wrote a review July 2023
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing time at Gorge View Bush Retreat. On arrival we were warmly greeted by the delightful Kate who immediately whizzed us up to the sunset deck so we didn't miss out of the amazing view. She gave us a great recommendation for Kumbidgee Restaurant where we had one of the best meals of our entire trip. We stayed in the beautiful glamping tent which was well appointed and we sat and watched the stars at night in front of our fire.

Kate and Carney gave us great tips on the thermal springs and other activities. On the 2nd night we enjoyed the most amazing pizza on the sunset deck - first to arrive, last to leave!

We did the one day canoe trip down the gorge which was an absolute highlight.

Kate and Carney display a genuine love and passion for hosting at Gorge View Bush Retreat. They are fabulous hosts and you can see genuine care and enthusiasm for what they are doing and the improvements they are making. A very memorable stay.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gorge View, Owner at Gorge View Bush Retreat
Responded 29 Apr 2024
Thanks so much for staying with us! We are so glad to hear you loved the canoeing, the sunset deck and our helpful advice! We hope you can come again! You should see it now! We have a salt water pool, and it's just getting concreted in now!
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Alison B wrote a review Apr 2023
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a find! Kate and Carney are natural hosts with a deep knowledge of the surrounds and it's culture. They've created something special which serves all needs and budgets. A late afternoon dip in a repurposed tank was a welcome surprise on arrival. Bathrooms are gorgeous too. Secluded and relaxed with great facilities but no hype. We'd highly recommend a stay. .
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kate Ganley, Owner at Gorge View Bush Retreat
Responded 17 Apr 2023
Thanks so much for staying with us Alison. We hope your trip back home was good. We love welcoming people to this place, and sharing just how lovely it is! thank you for your kind words.
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jscheele2023 wrote a review May 2023
Perth, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Owner was lovely. Picked us up on arrival and took us to her brand new deck with her vision of an infinity pool still in debate as to its location. Great pizza over the most incredible view. It is close to Nitlimuk's majestic beauty. Great caretakers who were travelers themselves, had our own bush camp and fire. Camp kitchen had good protection from flies.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gorge View, Owner at Gorge View Bush Retreat
Responded 30 May 2023
thank you for taking the time to review us! We're glad you found us, and remember us fondly, and hope you can visit again some time!
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BeachGeelong wrote a tip July 2023
GEELONG77 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pizza and yoga on deck great . If adventurous walk to river nearby . Very peaceful"
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Jackie L wrote a tip July 2023
Newcastle, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Eco tents are very close to each other so you can hear everything Shared facilities are clean and 3 camp kitchens with fridges "
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Michelle T wrote a tip Feb 2023
15 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t miss this place as you travel through the Territory! "
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Pooksar wrote a tip July 2022
Darwin, Australia17 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Telstra seems to be the only phone carrier that gets good coverage. We could only get service in random spots or if we went into Katherine."
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AU$60 - AU$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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What are some of the property amenities at Gorge View Bush Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea.
What food & drink options are available at Gorge View Bush Retreat?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Gorge View Bush Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gorge View Bush Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cicada Lodge Restaurant, Nitmiluk Cafe, and The Pickled Heifer.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gorge View Bush Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a saltwater pool and yoga classes during their stay.
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