Katherine Gorge Experiences

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Katherine Gorge Experiences


You can’t help but marvel at the sheer beauty of the spectacular Katherine Gorge.

Silent and towering cliff-faces rise from the clear waters and pools while waterfalls tumble down from the lip above.

The Katherine Gorge is a timeless attraction in the Top End. Located on the lands of the Jawoyn people, there is much to see and do.

Katherine Gorge

One of the best ways to see the Gorge and catch it changing forms from all shades of red and mauve in the evenings is to take a sunrise or sunset cruise.

Jump in a canoe for hire or grab a permit and bring our own, the Gorge is wonderfully tranquil place to explore with a paddle.

Camp overnight under the stars, an unforgettable experience, just book ahead by calling Nitmiluk Tours.

Boat tours remain one of the more popular and accessible ways to enjoy the Gorge, with relaxing cruises and swimming opportunities to be had.


Aboriginal Cave art is always fascinating and of course the huge array of wildlife you'll encounter makes for some incredible photography opportunities, from saltwater crocodiles to wallabies to 

Fishing with lures is permitted in some areas of the Katherine River but fishing is not allowed around Edith Falls.

Speaking of Leliyn, otherwise known as Edith Falls, it’s the perfect place to swim. The lower and upper pools are natural playgrounds, an oasis of life giving water in a dry and wild outback. If you have time, a swim in the secluded Sweetwater pool is well worth it, which requires an immersive full day or overnight walk and a permit.

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Possibly the ultimate way to experience the gorges is to take a helicopter ride and set down for a swim in one of the harder to reach gorges.

Whatever you choose to undertake, Katherine Gorge is an incredible 

For more information:

Nitmiluk National Park Visitor Centre phone: (08) 8972 1253 or 1300 146 743