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Katherine Gorge

Address: Gorge Rd | Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, Northern Territory 0852, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8972 1886
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Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including...
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Katherine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: A deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: A deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River draws thousands of visitors to the Jawoyn-owned Nitmiluk National Park each year. Distinctive dissected sandstone country features above the gorge, lush rainforest gullies inhabit giant cracks in the gorge walls, and broad valleys meander through both the high and the low country. Enjoy a boat tour, helicopter flight, various walks, camping and canoeing. Leliyn (Edith Falls) is also a great attraction within the Park.
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must do on your NT adventure. Take a cruise through the Gorge so that you can really get an idea of how ancient this landscape is. Take sunhat, umbrella, sunscreen and supplies of drink and nibbles - bc of the oppressive heat. Take a camera too. This gorge is majestic and amazing and part of Australia's national... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We did the Nitmiluk Gorge cruise and it was a lifetime highlight. We only did the 1st gorge as it is wet season and the water is very high. Even so it was truly stunning. The lady doing the tour guide thing was knowledgable and passionate. The boat was clean and comfortable. It is incredibly hot so take plenty of... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Beautiful gorges - walk a few hundred meters from the end of one boat ride to the start of the next - and all the while enjoy an entertaining and enlightening explanation of what you're seeing and the history of the region. Must do!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Spent a day at the gorge went on some walks did the cruise. Fantastic staff excellent service and helpful approachable and very pleasant. The Jawon people are doing a fantastic job in sharing their culture and displaying the beauty of their land. We saw rock paintings and were taken for a swim to a small croc free water hole.our guide... More 

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Amiens, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

There is 3 ways of seeing the gorges: canoeing, cruising, walking. We chose the first one that only takes you to the first one in one half day. We had a swim at the end and saw freshwater crocs on the way back. But if you really wanna see more gorges in one day, I guess the cruises are the... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I have visited Katherine Gorge 3 times now and I have chosen to participate in the kayaking down the gorge each time. I highly recommend it, its the perfect way to get close to nature and truly appreciate the beautiful surroundings. It does require some muscle, paddling upstream on the way back up the gorge, so I recommend it for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It's like being shifted to another dimension when you see the formation of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge)... Lovely staff and just overall beautiful

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We took the AATKings tour, it was a long trip to get there but worth it as we didn't feel like driving, most car companies in darwin only allow 100km per a day. 25c per km, distance to Katherine 300km+ one way. The gorge was still filling up but going through the first gorge was more than enough due to... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We unfortunately only had a short time to spend here and I was incredibly disappointed because it was just so beautiful. We did a quick hike to the lookout, turned around, and then went on our merry way to Darwin (due to scheduling we had to shorten our trip by a day which resulted in us not getting to enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

By a long shot! This was the most beautiful gorge to spend some minutes in. We hired a kayak and went a long ways up the gorge and back. Very serene experience. Highly recommend it!

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