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Katherine Gorge

Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Katherine
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Hiking Trails, Geologic Formations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

At this time of year only the first gorge is accessible. They'll charge you $79 for a cruise or $25 for the ferry. The difference? The ferry will drop you off at the southern waterhole, while the cruise will go on around the corner and visit a rock art site, but no further into other gorges. We took the ferry... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We visited Katherine Gorge at the end of the wet season (31 March) and hence our cruise was limited to the top/first gorge (we had wanted to do the 500m walk and then join the next cruise into the 2nd gorge) but it was just fantastic. The red cliffs, the pandana palms and the sheer beauty make this a must-do... More

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Kingston Se
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Australia is truly the lucky country. This is one of our beautiful natural resources, managed very well from my point of view. Yes we could improve the signage and information a little. However, it is one of the most amazing places naturally in the world and travellers from all over the world travel to our backyard. It is very tricky... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Never go to Northern Territory without going to the Gorge. Had an excellent cruise on the gorge with splendid commentary all the way. Took us to the waterfall for a swim before leaving to come back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

There are some silly things like poor signage and information, and in wet season they take down the shadecloths over the rest stop on the paths. And the silliest thing is that all the information signs just talk about the Aboriginal legends. What's the source of the gorge? Why, the dreamtime dragon, of course! What, you mean you wanted to... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We did the 3 gorge tour and loved the scenery. Had a swim at the waterhole at the end with some nice tucker

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London, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had a nice time here. I've done canoeing in Kalbarri in WA in similar scenery which I preferred because its minus the cruise boats and million of other canoeists, but this is still a nice experience. Be careful, we saw a croc from the canoe. We were told afterwards that it must have been a freshie but I know... More

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Check out the Katherine Gorge next time you are travelling north on the Stuart Highway from Alice Springs. Hire a kayak and paddle your way up the Gorge, stop off for a swim before heading back. Its fantastic and one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We did it with our teenage boys and totally loved it! Take plenty of water though... More

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We did the AAT KINGS 1 day tour. It was a looong day but well worth it in the end, the coach was very comfortable and our driver/guide ( Mark) very pleasant and informative. The boat cruise up the 2 gorges was really awesome. The weather was perfect . Hot no rain. Well worth seeing.

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Seventeen Seventy, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We did the first gorge tour and thoroughly enjoyed this trip. They supplied fresh fruit and cold drinks as we were leaving. The commentary was excellent.

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