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“A good way to see the Gorge”
Review of Katherine Gorge

Katherine Gorge
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Katherine
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Taking the cruise through the first three gorgers withy aboriginal guides is a great way to learn about rock art, their way of life and to see the spectacular scenery. All this and a swim in a croc-freee pool at the end before returning via the three boats in the three gorges. Perhaps canoeing the gorges would be more fun - but more hard work and less informative unless accompanied.

The staff at base could be a little more helpful and welcoming: it is the visitors that pay their wages.

1  Thank runsinthefamily
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The Dawn Break Cruise is something I'm sure my family will not forget in a long time.
Your morning starts as you are walking along to the jetty and listening to the wildlife start to stir and the birds singing their morning songs. It's a bit cool but soon the sun rises and you're on the boat with a hot breakfast. Unfortunately due to the beauty of the area my breakfast went cold because I was more interested in taking photos - food can wait!!
Then we are moved onto another boat to go to the second gorge. This is after a magnificent scenic walk over some of the most beautiful parts of Australia. The sun is up, it's a perfect day, the water is still and mirror the image of the cliff faces in the water is amazing. Our hosts were fantastic - very helpful and very knowledgeable.

Would recommend this place to anyone - not to be missed!!

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Took the three gorges cruise. Expensive but worth it. Would have been tempted to go solo and hire a canoe if I'd thought a little more about it.

1  Thank Lewgus
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The gorge is beautiful. We had a two hour cruise through the gorge which was fascinating. The guide was informative and amusing "the best way to tell the difference between a freshwater and a saltwater crocodile is to jump in to the water; a fresh water croc will swim away from whereas a saltwater croc will swim towards you". Not only did we see a good cross section of wildlife but the scenery was truly memorable. There are hikes around the gorge for those who feel up to it and instead of a cruise a canoe can be hired.
Whilst we were waiting to board our cruise the trees around were full of flying foxes resting during the day time.

Thank putneyhouse
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

This place was nice enough, but too crowded for a true camp experience, and no campfires are allowed. Great facilities, though, including clean toilets & showers, pool, bistro (great food! salad buffet!), bbq's, camp kitchen. Agile wallabies hopping around quite tame after dark; very cute!
Hired canoes & did Gorge 1 & some of Gorge 2. Beautiful!

Thank jeant754
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