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Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise

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US$ 186.39
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A spectacular Katherine Gorge day tour is one of the many unforgettable experiences available to you in the Top End in Australia's Northern Territory. Traveling from Darwin to Katherine Gorge, you will journey to Nitmiluk National Park where you will view ancient Aboriginal rock art on the canyon walls, the abundant flora and fauna of the region and maybe even see a few crocodiles! Enjoy a cruise -- a highlight of Katherine Gorge tours -- and take a refreshing swim at the crocodile-free Edith Falls, before returning to Darwin.
  • Discover Katherine Gorge, one of the Northern Territory’s natural treasures
  • See the gorge, its wildlife, and Aboriginal rock art during a river cruise
  • Swim at Edith Falls, tour Katherine, and see Pine Creek, a gold mining town
  • Tour includes lunch and round-trip transportation from your Darwin hotel
What to Expect
After early morning pickup at your Darwin hotel, travel inland for about three hours to Katherine Gorge, located in Nitmiluk National Park. Relax in the comfortable bus and stop briefly at Adelaide River War Cemetery, a burial place for World War II soldiers.  When you reach the park, cool off at crocodile-free Edith Falls (conditions permitting) and enjoy a picnic lunch. Next, take a 2-hour scenic cruise on the river that cuts through Katherine Gorge. Learn about the region’s geology and Aboriginal history, look for ancient Aboriginal rock art, and perhaps spot crocodiles, turtles, and colorful birds. Then tour the township of Katherine by bus, hearing about the Northern Territory’s cattle and agricultural industries before heading back to Darwin via Pine Creek, an atmospheric gold mining town.  Make a short stop to purchase dinner in Adelaide River, then end your tour with drop-off at your Darwin hotel in the evening.
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Important Information
Departure Point
69 Mitchell St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. Please refer to your voucher for your hotel pick-up time or call AAT Kings on 1300 228 546. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the down list. If you wish to change your pick-up location, you must call AAT Kings at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the dropdown list, AAT Kings does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone AAT Kings to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
Departure Time
6:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB, air conditioning and W/C
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Learn all about the spectacular Top End with your expert local guide
  • Pickup from selected Darwin hotels. Pick up locations appear in a drop down box at time of booking
  • 2 hour Nit Nit Dreaming Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • Lunch at Katherine Gorge in a setting overlooking the Katherine River; dietary needs catered for
  • Swimming opportunity at Edith Falls (conditions permitting)
  • Entry/Admission - Katherine Gorge
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink unless stated
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • During the booking process you will be required to choose your hotel pick-up details. If your hotel does not appear in the drop down list the supplier does not pick-up from your hotel and you will be required to contact the supplier to arrange a suitable alternative
  • Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on our tours providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle. Wheelchairs will be stored under the vehicle whilst in transit. If travelling with a wheelchair, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure your wheelchair can be accommodated.
  • If travelling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure the can be accommodated.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • Special diertary requirements must be advised prior to travel to ensure your needs are catered for at lunch
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 7 September 2019

A fabulous tour.. fantastic driver Drew was knowledgeable with great customer service.. vehicle was super comfortable and amazing scenery. Hot lunch was delicious. It was a really long day as we expected but still very comfortable and not too exhausting. Gorge was spectacular and commentary...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lindaE2670TV
aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi There, Thank you for leaving us such a great review! It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed the Katherine Gorge tour with us. We are very proud of our modern fleet and driver guides, so comments such as these are always great to hear, we...More

Reviewed 28 August 2019

Long day but well worth the trip.Drew our Bus Driver & Tour Guide was excellent and kept us informed with his knowledge & Interesting Commentary along the way. Highlights were Swimming at Edith Falls & Katherine Gorge Cruise. Beautiful place.More

Date of experience: August 2019
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aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2019

Hi There, Thank you for the review and thanks you for choosing to experience Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls with us! It's great to hear you enjoyed the day! We are very proud of our team in the Top End, so very pleasing to hear...More

Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

Very long 15hr tour done backwards in my opinion should have had swimming at Edith Falls after going to Gorge so warm enough to swim. We only had 20mins at falls as spent so long waiting for pickups in morning. Bus shouldnt wait for people...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kerrie W
aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

Hi Kerrie W, Thank you for your taking the time to write us a review. We are always looking for ways to improve our products, so we appreciate your feedback. Great to hear such comments about our driver guide Malcom.

Reviewed 17 July 2019

This is a very long day, picked up from the hotel just after 6 and back just before 9 pm. The first stop is a thought provoking break at the Adelaide River war cemetary, a drive to Edith Falls and lunch, finally onto Katherine for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank purtonian
aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2019

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and choosing to travel with AAT Kings in the Top End. Katherine Gorge is our longest day tour. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the day, especially the spectacular Gorge Cruise.

Reviewed 14 July 2019

A long but very worthwhile day trip. A little less time at Edith Falls would have allowed ten minutes longer for a more relaxing lunch. Great driver, cheerful, informative and considerate.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Stay96087
aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2019

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the day tour with us to Katherine Gorge, it really is a stunning place. We also love hearing such feedback about our driver guides.

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Response from Rodjordan | Reviewed this property |
Should not be a problem, there were several pickups around central Darwin and you ate reasonably central. I did several day trips and I think this was the best. A great guide.
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