Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk Gorge)

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A deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River draws thousands of visitors to the Jawoyn-owned Nitmiluk Natonal Park each year. You'll be drawn to the majestic beauty and sheer size of the spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge. Located on the lands of the Jawoyn people, rock art sites dot the park and dreaming stories bring the silent gorge walls to life. You can learn about the Jawoyn people's association with the land at the Nitmiluk Centre or by taking a boat cruise of the first few gorges. Take sunrise or sunset cruises and see the gorge turn all shades of mauve and red. There are canoes for hire or you can get a permit to use your own canoe from the Nitmiluk National Park Visitor Centre. Pets are not permitted. No camping or overnight parking allowed.

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Lat: -14.316068 Lng: 132.421101

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We did the dinner cruise absolutely perfect, Our guide was brilliant with lots of Knowledge. The staff on the dinner boat were excellent food was delicious. Well done to all staff and thank for a great tour. Highly recommend


Luxury Camper

Canoe tour: times 8am and 1pm, go for the 8am as it's 33 degrees during the day. Wear old sandshoes, take water, snacks, wear your swimming costumes as you'll get wet. You need to carry and drag a canoe. So you need to be strong and very able bodied. We had a double canoe which was good. You cruise by boat through the first gorge, they drop you off and you walk over very rough terrain, you have to have good balance. Canoe through the second gorge, walk over and drag your canoe again through to the third gorge. Paddle and stop at sights with handrails, again you'll require excellent balance, walk to a wonderful rock pool and view the spectacular chasms surrounds. Another site has rock art although you need to be a professional rock climber to make it. So tranquil.


User 1604084

We were very disappointed that we couldn't paddle the first gorge with our own kayaks, it appears to be a money grab to make you book a tour. We would have stayed several days and spent more money here if we had felt that we were welcomed there.


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