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Nitmiluk National Park
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Katherine Gorge Cruise in Nitmiluk National Park
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USD 130.85*
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Nabilil Dreaming: Katherine Gorge Sunset Dinner Cruise
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Nitmiluk Gorge Canoe Adventure Tours
Ranked #4 of 26 things to do in Katherine
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Owner description: A cruise on the Katherine River will give you a great overview of this national park, made up of 13 sandstone gorges
Reviewed 26 September 2011

We went out to Katherine Gorge around 9.00a.m. We climbed a fairly steep grade to the first lookout which was of the first gorge and the view was great. Then we walked the rest of the downhill loop back to the tourist centre. This part was through bush on a dirt road track and easy walking. The walk took an hour and was well worth it. We were glad we did the walk before the cruise because of the heat. There were people swimming in the gorge at the main area and having a lot of fun. We went on the Two Gorge boat cruise (two hours) at 11.00 a.m. which was spectacular. Better to do than the one hour trip because you get out and walk over rocks, past rock art to nexxt gorge where you get in another boat. The boat driver was funny, very knowledgable and helpful. There was a restaurant but they were expecting a huge busload so we avoided it.

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Reviewed 23 August 2011

We visited 2 locations in Nitmiluk - Edith Falls in the afternoon on the way from Kakadu to Katherine and then we did the dawn cruise with Nitmiluk Tours the following morning. Edith Falls offers both spectacular scenery and a rare opportunity to swim right under the waterfall. We did the walk to the Upper Pool and the scenery, views of the falls and the native flora were absolutely fantastic. We enjoyed a swim in the upper pool for about an hour and you can swim quite safely right under the waterfall, although do not dive in head first as there are many submerged rocks. You need a fair bit of luck with your timing as well as a large tour group arrived just as we finised our swim and things got a bit noisy and crowded.

Having stayed the night in Katherine we then headed to the Katherine Gorge section of the park to do the Dawn cruise. Again in this section of the park we were in awe of the natural beauty of the park. The dawn cruise takes in the first 2 gorges which gives you just a taste of the beauty of the area - if you have longer canoeing and/or bushwalking would be great options. There is plenty of wildlife to be seen around the Gorge carpark and visitor centre - on the day we visited we saw thousands of bats, birds and quite a few wallabies.

Having just had a relatively small taste of Nitmiluk we would love to go back one day and it is defintely one of the best parks in Australia.

3  Thank DanMish
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

We hadn't planned on doing the Katherine Gorge tour but it was offered for the few hours The Ghan stopped in Katherine. It was well worth the visit. Beautiful high cliffs, two gorges with a short walk between, aboriginal rock art, a crocodile, - it was something I am so glad I didn't miss. The guide's commentary was informative; he was very good at his job.

2  Thank Poetripedla
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

The Northern Rockhole Walk in Nitmiluk National Park takes about 90 minutes each way. The Northern Rockhole itself is a beautiful swimming hole, and has a huge waterfall early in the dry season. We caught the ferry over the river ($14 per person) and did the walk with our 3 year old son. We took sandwiches and cold water, and our bathers. We had a great time. We had the water hole to ourselves for some time, which was nice as well. Worth the walk.

7  Thank ganlexy
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

We took the 1:30pm 2 Gorge Cruise called (Dreaming). We had a fantastic time, the tour guide was very imformative. The walk between the two gorges was easy only 200m over uneven rock, my 74 y.o mother in law had no problem. Plenty of Crocs to see!

2  Thank WallyWorldTour
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