We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TripAdvisor
Katherine
Post
Inbox
Search
About Nitmiluk Tours
A trip to the Northern Territory is not complete without visiting the spectacular “Nitmiluk Gorge”. Open all year round, it features some of the most stunning gorge scenery in the Northern Territory, with raging waterfalls, a myriad of wildlife and breathtaking views of the Jawoyn country. Nitmiluk Gorge winds along 12km of sheer rock extending more than 70m high. Consisting of 13 seperate gorges, Nitmiluk Gorge is a maze of waterways sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine River. Nitmiluk Tours is the specialist agent offering a great variety of tours that allow you to immerse yourself in the history, rugged beauty and culture of this majestic region. Cruise, canoe, walk, fly, swim, and embrace Nitmiluk Gorge.
Open Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers talk about
Improve This Listing
Tours and Tickets by Nitmiluk Tours
Tours from Nitmiluk Tours tend to sell out - travelers recommend booking in advance!
99 reviews
See the Katherine Gorge in the best way―on a cruise―during a tour of Nitmiluk National Park. Traveling by boat takes you to spots not accessible on foot or by tour vehicle. Listen to commentary on the geology and history of the area, and wind through the network of waterways that make up Katherine Gorge. Choose from a 2-hour, 3-hour, or early morning cruise depending on your schedule and budget. 
Read more
from $65.69
10 reviews
Discover the magnificent Cutta Cutta Caves system on a 1-hour guided underground tour. See the stalactites and stalagmites up close, and hear about the wildlife and human history of the caves — a popular attraction in the Top End area of Australia's Northern Territory.
Read more
from $15.91
48 reviews
Experience the magic of a sunset in the Aussie outback, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Katherine Gorge. Set sail along the Katherine River on a 3.5-hour sunset cruise, tuck into a delicious 3-course dinner on-board, and sip sparkling wine as you watch the sunset over the rugged landscapes of the Nitmiluk National Park.
Read more
from $123.09
9 reviews
Paddle your own canoe on the waters of the Nitmiluk Gorge, which is made up of 13 separate gorges. Located in the Northern Territory’s Nitmiluk National Park, this maze of sandstone waterways has been sculpted by the Katherine River over countless millennia. Choose from several options for your self-guided canoe tour of this Australian natural treasure.
Read more
from $49.79
7 reviews
Voyage through millennia of Outback history on a small-group boat tour through the spectacular Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. See ancient rock art on the sandstone cliffs, stop for a refreshing swim, try your hand at the didjeridoo, and learn about the area’s importance to the Jawoyn people from an indigenous guide.
Read more
from $103.73
Reviews (429)
Filter reviews
414 results
Traveler rating
309
76
16
6
7
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
309
76
16
6
7
Show reviews that mention
All reviews gorge cruise sunset dinner cruise tour guide helicopter flight small group excellent guide great tour worth every cent own pace dawn tour highlight of our trip short walk spectacular scenery fresh water crocs his knowledge swimming hole caravan park
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 414 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Did this trip as our choice for an off The Ghan train trip. It was very good, the scenery was wonderful and the cruises on the top two gorges were really good. The only issue is the walk between the gorges which is uneven and...More

Thank easylacer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took a trip out to Cutta Cutta Caves as we had heard the one hour tour was well worth it. We weren’t disappointed. Paul, our tour guide, was very good and the information supplied and the tour of the caves themselves a great experience. Amazing...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank NealeP6
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Outstanding, better than expected. Wonderful commentary. The understanding of the creation is so interesting compared to that of The Grand Canyon.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Alan C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were on the 3 hour 2 gorge with a swimming experience tour. The tour check in is 400m from the visitor centre so give yourself enough time to get there. There was the first of many water coolers that offered refills for your water...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sthozchick
Reviewed 1 week ago

We selected the Nitmiluk two gorge cruise as our off-train Ghan excursion in the Katherine area and had an enjoyable time. The guide was informative and there is an easy walkway between the two gorges, where there is also a rock art site. The views...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nick P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the cruise with my 10 and 12 year old daughters. Such a beautiful place, the guide was informative and it was a relaxing and worthwhile trip.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Felicity K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it, fun and entertaining Cruise. Spectacular Views, Tour Guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Three hours just flew by.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked the 9 am Nit Nit Cultural Cruise and could recommend it more highly. The scenery was stunning and the guide Dan (?) was really knowledgeable about the area and explained the significance of the river as well as flora/fauna around it. The walk...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TraceyC4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

loved this cruise wish i had done the dinner cruise - the views would have been fantastic our guide was very knowledgeable and explained the region well allowing us time to explore and enjoy the sights

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely loved the dawn cruise with Sam. She was so knowledgeable about the area, the local flora and fauna, and even talked to us extensively about bush tucker and rock art. The rock art talk was definitely my favourite part of the tour

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank LizBee84
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
charcharcharcharchar
May 7, 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 904trudyc | Reviewed this property |
Maybe ring one of the tour groups that go from Darwin down to Katherine for the tour. They might be able to pick you up on the way through. Otherwise ask where your staying how others have done it you might be able to grab a... More
0
Votes
597barryq
March 16, 2018|
Answer
Response from MikeH402 | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure that the gorge is closed for such activities in the wet season into May because the crocs move in during the wet. It’s not until sometime after May when they have cleared the crocs out that it reopens for... More
1
Vote
GraysP
January 15, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from MikeH402 | Reviewed this property |
Yep and we loved it. It starts with a bus ride from the train station to the Gorge - maybe about 20 minutes. Then you queue up as they load the boats and the tour of the gorge commences. It is simply spectacular. High red... More
0
Votes