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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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Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Katherine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking trails, Geologic formations, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: A deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River...
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Type: Hiking trails, Geologic formations, Nature & wildlife areas, 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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Kota Tinggi, Malaysia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The cruise staff is friendly and the slow cruise up the gorge you get the crystal water with the massive cliffs sharing their images in the water. a photographers ideal spot. We were lucky to visit 1 gorge & 1 Rockhole where we could have a swim during this wet season. Kind of difficult for old people & young kids... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Having lived in Katherine half a lifetime ago ago, it was great to revisit the town and drive past the old familiar places – historic railway station, Clyde Fenton Primary School (named after the original Flying Doctor), Katherine School of the Air (“the biggest classroom in the world”), Knott’s Crossing, hospital and museum– on the way to Nitmiluk, the name... More 

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Gin Gin, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

from the friendly staff and the slow cruise up the gorge you get the crystal water with the massive cliffs sharing their images in the water. a photographers ideal spot. the paintings were so appreciative on knowing that they were there before i was born and that they have survived the weathers of time. you can hire canoes/kayaks and do... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I've done this tour twice now - and it never ceases to amaze me. The beauty of Katherine Gorge must simply be experienced to be believed. If you can, try a tour as close to sunrise as you can get. The Best time of year to do this tour is actually March-May - after plenty of rain has fallen so... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The Visitor's Centre at Nitmiluk is full of Aboriginal culture, great shopping and good coffee, all delivered with warmth and smiles. We missed the boat tour so decided to take the helicopter instead. Wonderful ride. Beautiful, strong-spirited country in unexpected blues, yellows and greens after a good rain. The helicopter is small, modern and open at the front so that... More 

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Perth, Australia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were recommended to take the 9am cruise as the summer weather is hot and humid and there is a lot of glare from the water. We were glad we did as there were only 12 people in the boat and we were able to move around, keep out of the sun and get the best views. There were 2... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Abundance of choices of how best to see this incredible natural gorge depending on your budget and time constraints. We opted for the Nitnit dreaming, 2 gorge cruise. Owned and facilitated by the local Jalowyn people, we were treated to great commentary, a fantastic walk to see ancient rock art then a brief rock clamber to reach a heavenly place,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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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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