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Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise provided by Nitmiluk Tours

Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise

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RM 305.98
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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. 
  • Visit parts of the gorge inaccessible by foot and vehicle on a boat tour
  • Choose between several tours to suit every schedule 
  • Listen to a guide detail the history, wildlife, and geology of the gorge
  • All national park fees are included
What to Expect
When booking, choose from the 2-gorge cruise, the 3-gorge cruise, or the dawn cruise. Each has a different departure time and these three options mean you can select one that fits your schedule. Make your way to the Nitmiluk boat jetty, where you will meet your river guide. Step aboard the boat and learn about the flora, fauna, and geology of the area while snapping photos and taking in the epic views. Between each connected gorge, you will disembark and walk to the next (about 1,640 feet or 500 meters), where you can reboard the boat. If you choose not to complete the walk, there is a shaded area for resting. The 2-gorge cruise focuses on the area's heritage and the history of the aboriginal people who originally occupied the area. The 3-gorge cruise continues on further, where you can cool down with a swim and some light refreshments. Book the early morning dawn cruise to see the day's most spectacular colors.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Nitmiluk National Park, Gorge Rd, Nitmiluk NT 0852, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • National Park fees
  • Live commentary on board
  • Tour escort/host
  • Entry/Admission - Nitmiluk National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Nitmiluk Tours
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
mTRAVELLER_12 wrote a review Oct 2020
Brisbane, Australia40 contributions14 helpful votes
The cruise consists of two boat cruises and 500m walk between the gorges,the guides provide a documentary on the history, and environmental aspects of the gorges,all in all a truly great experience.
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Date of experience: October 2020
mandasydal wrote a review Oct 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
The 2 hr cruise was perfect. The tour guide was full of knowledge about the gorges and the dream time spirits. Walking in between the gorges was easy with all the paved walkways/steps. The boats had a toilet and cold water to refill your water bottles. Great cruise.
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Date of experience: October 2020
TopEndTraveller2020 wrote a review Oct 2020
19 contributions2 helpful votes
Stunning beautiful gorges that you won't see anywhere else in Australia. Great tour guide who proved informative history of Katherine. Highly recommended experience
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Date of experience: July 2020
Lauren B wrote a review Sep 2020
Sydney, Australia64 contributions26 helpful votes
When I booked this cruise, I did think the price was very high for a 2 hour boat road that didn't include any refreshments other than water and almost didn't book, but afterwards I can say that the level of information provided by the guides was well worth it. The gorges you go
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Date of experience: August 2020
melbourneros wrote a review Sep 2020
Melbourne329 contributions84 helpful votes
Learning from the very knowledgeable Robbie a Jawoyn man about the flora fauna geology politics etc of the park and the gorge . Two gorges tour boat half full . Cooking breezes and cold water on tap .
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Date of experience: September 2020
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Nitmiluk Tours
Petrina C
Beautiful, relaxing cruise through the gorges
What a hidden treasure cruising through the gorges. Guides were very knowledgable, it's great learning about the h
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Helicopter, canoeing and gorge tours
We took three tours and enjoyed them all. Firstly we did the two gorge boat tour. This is simple, accessible, enjoy
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Beautiful spot!
It takes your breathe away how beautiful it is. Guides are informative and friendly. A must do. Will do it again, t
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Great experience
Beautiful experience at Nitmiluk! You will take a boat to start your journey, then you'll be free to explore the g
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Fantastic Heli tour of Katherine Gorge
Fantastic Helicopter flight over Katherine gorge. We did the 13 gorge flight and it was well worth it, better than
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Jacinta M
Sunset Dinner Cruise
Beautiful evening cruise along the gorge. The guide was very informative and the sun setting over the gorge was stu
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Nitmiluk Heli Tours
We did the 8 Gorge, 15 minute Heli tour. None of us had been in a helicopter before and our pilot was fantastic a
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Kylie E
Nice day out but don’t think they should call it a tour
Nice views, relaxing way to explore the river can stop where you like. You can paddle up to 3 sections of river we
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A sensational way to experience the majesty of the gorge
I cannot recommend this trip more highly - one of THE BEST NT experiences! What a sensational way to experience the
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First Day Open in 2020 in Katherine Gorge
We were lucky enough to be on the first Nitmiluk Tours Gorge Boat tour after Covid closures on Saturday June 6. We
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Definitely a must if you are in the NT. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and the gorge was beautiful.
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Was nice and fantastic. However, could've been longer walking tracks inside. Cave structure is amazing and good opp
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Amazing sunset dinner cruise
I can’t think of a more perfect way to finish a boat tour of 2 beautiful gorges ... with wine, great food and an am
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Julie S
Morning in the gorge
Fantastic morning beginning with a boat cruise through the first gorge with our guide Harley who explained do's and
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Katherine Visit
Took a trip out to Cutta Cutta Caves as we had heard the one hour tour was well worth it. We weren’t disappointed.
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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