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Katherine Gorge Cruise in Nitmiluk National Park

  • 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
Katherine Gorge Cruise in Nitmiluk National Park
US$ 70 per adult
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Two Gorge Cruise 2pm
2-hour Katherine River 2 Gorge cruise departing at 2pm
US$ 69.08 per adult
Two Gorge Cruise 11am
2-hour Katherine River 2 Gorge cruise departing at 11am
US$ 69.08 per adult
Two Gorge Cruise 9am
2-hour Katherine River 2 Gorge cruise departing at 9am
US$ 69.08 per adult
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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.

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Reviews (27)

1 - 5 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Peaceful but needed more info

We did a morning canoe. 1 double and 1 single. They say arrive half hour before (10 minutes to sign paperwork is fine). You can pay credit card or cash $50 for EACH canoe. Must give canoe back by 11.45am to then get on boat....More

Thank SallyElephant
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Excellent way to see Gorge

The 4 hour cruise is a good way to see the first 3 gorges. The walking between the gorges was very easy. We had an enjoyable swim in the pool at the bottom of the second gorge but it was tricky getting through the rocks...More

Thank LindsayMann
Reviewed 1 week ago
Must-do at Katherine.

We did the morning cruise - excellent time of day not too hot and wonderful light. Very informative boat captain/guide. Outstanding experience

Thank Richard-Canberra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome scenery

We did the dawn cruise and it was amazing. The small walk between the 2 gorges offers some rock art and is a good break between the boat rides. Our guide was excellent and told us all about the cultural and geological aspects of the...More

Thank RodCin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
The magnificent gorge

A must do whilst here, we did the 4pm cruise and it was spectacular. World love to come back another time to see it at dawn. Guides helpful and informative, highly recommend

Thank aussie_Melbourne
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Roxanne B
24 June 2018|
Response from Matty D |
We are also a group of 6 adults and 3 children who are wanting to do the exact same thing. Let's meet up and travel together
Roxanne B
24 June 2018|
Response from mariaryan59 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we book the sunset cruise through the caravan park we were staying at. But you can also book through the information centre.