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Katherine Gorge Day Tour $299

Operates: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday

Departs: 6:30am

Returns: 8:30pm

Adults: $299 (off-peak) / $309 (peak)

Child (2 – 15 years): $155 (off-peak) / $163 (peak)

Infants under 2 years travel free on the lap of a parent

Peak prices apply for travel 1st June – 30th September 2022

  • Delicious lunch
  • 2-hour cruise through Katherine Gorge
  • Air-conditioned coach transport
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
Location Address Time
Argus Apartments 6 Cardona Court, Darwin 6:05am
Argus Hotel 13 Shepherd Street, Darwin 6:10am
Doubletree by Hilton 122 The Esplanade, Darwin 6:15am
Doubletree by Hilton Esplanade 116 The Esplanade, Darwin 6:15am
H Hotel 81 Smith Street, Darwin 6:10am
Hilton Darwin 32 Mitchell Street, Darwin 6:15am
Mantra on the Esplanade 88 The Esplanade, Darwin 6:20am
Mantra Pandanas 43 Knuckey Street, Darwin 6:05am
Mindil Beach Casino and Resort Gilruth Ave, Darwin 6.00am
Novotel Atrium 100 The Esplanade, Darwin 6.15am
Rydges Darwin Central 21 Knuckley Street, Darwin 6:15am
Travelodge Darwin Resort 64 Cavenagh Street, Darwin 6:10am
Vibe/Adina Hotel Darwin Waterfront 7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin 6:00am

There are no upgrade options available for this tour.

Katherine Gorge Day Tour $299

Katherine Gorge Day Tour Itinerary

Get ready for an amazing day exploring some of the Top End’s most incredible natural scenery. We’ll head out from Darwin to uncover the wild landscapes and cultural heritage of Nitmiluk National Park with an engaging local guide.

Having met up with your experienced outback driver and guide you’ll start your Katherine Day Tour by leaving Darwin on the Stuart Highway – a road which snakes its way to Port Augusta in South Australia some 2700 km away.

The first segment of your journey is short by Top End standards at just over an hour, and you’ll soon arrive at Adelaide River War Cemetery. Containing more than 400 marked graves, it is a timely reminder of the burden placed on the region during the Second World War, when Darwin faced air raids from Japanese bombers.

Continuing south, you’ll pass Pine Creek before turning off the highway to enter Nitmiluk National Park. Previously known as Katherine Gorge National Park, its new name means ‘place of the cicada’ in Jawoyn. It preserves the wondrous landscapes of no less than 13 gorges and various waterfalls on the Katherine River, including Leliyn (Edith Falls), where it’s possible to swim during the dry season. To learn more about the culture and heritage of the Jawoyn people you’ll be taken to see ancient rock art sites detailing their creation story and associated mythology.

After a relaxing lunch (included) you’ll have the chance to examine the photographs and cultural displays of the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre, as well as take your own small piece of Jawoyn culture home from the souvenir shop.

Saving the best until last, the tour now heads to Katherine Gorge. Swapping the orange dirt for the decks of a boat, have your camera at the ready as you spend two hours on the river cruising through some of its most extraordinary gorge landscapes. As well as cliffs up to 70 metres high, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the freshwater crocs and colourful birds that call the gorges their home.

The tour concludes with the drive back to central Darwin.

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