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Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise

  • 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
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise
From US$ 66.89
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2-hour Katherine River 2 Gorge cruise departing at 9am
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2-hour Katherine River 2 Gorge cruise departing at 11am
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2-hour Katherine River 2 Gorge cruise departing at 2pm
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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. 

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.

Reviews (45)
1 - 5 of 37 reviews
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile
Great views

I did the cruise in wet season so only tours available were 2 gorges or 2 gorges & swim. We decided on 2 gorge only due to times they are run. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. They had water on the boat which was...More

Thank de1881
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile
So nice

Would highly recommend it. It is so nice and beautiful. The trip was really a highlight and a must do when in Katherine.

Thank Ssss00
Reviewed 25 October 2018
Awesome Vista

If you are visiting the Nitmiluk National Park, taking the 2 hour cruise is a must do. Gorges are breathtaking and wildlife abundant. Second visit to this park, glad this time I decided to do their cruise. The guide was knowledgable on surroundings and cultural...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank karina260716
Reviewed 11 October 2018
Two gorge cruise

Did the cruise in the early morning before it got too hot. The boat was full but still enjoyable with seating for all. The cruise operators were excellent giving a running commentary during the course of the trip. Between gorges there is a bit of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Mac3217
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We did the two gorge cruise (2 hours) and it was fabulous and really interesting. Our guide was informative and funny but more importantly, very knowledgeable about the Gorge and the aboriginal culture. Initially, we wanted to do the four hour trip, but due to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JodieS1381
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Meg H
19 January 2019|
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Response from de1881 | Reviewed this property |
If you go in the wet season there is only the 2 gorge tour so check what will be available when you are visiting.
Lijntje K
11 November 2018|
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Response from RHONDA B | Reviewed this property |
You can ring them direct and they will give you directions. We were staying at the Big4 caravan park and I do remember going down Giles St to Gorge Rd. There is plenty of signage so you are not likely to miss where you have... More
1 September 2018|
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Response from SallyElephant | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I used them and it's basic but ok :)