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Katherine Gorge Cruise & Edith Falls Full Day Tour Departs from Darwin

  • Darwin
  • English
  • 14 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Transport from/to selected hotels
  • 2. Buffet Lunch
  • 3. Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • 4. Experienced Driver Guide
  • 5. Comprehensive commentary
  • 6. Travel in an air-conditioned coach
From AUD
$175.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Transport from/to selected hotels
  • 2. Buffet Lunch
  • 3. Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • 4. Experienced Driver Guide
  • 5. Comprehensive commentary
  • 6. Travel in an air-conditioned coach

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
Destination Darwin
Depature point ● Departs: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December) or New Year's Day (01 January)
● Departure Point: Darwin Transit Centre (Address: 69 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT 0800)
● Departure Time^:  06:30
^ Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time
● Arrives Darwin at approximately 20:30
How to get there Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.
Reconfirmation requirements Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking, pick up location and time, and departure time with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
Check-in requirements Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the pick is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle to hold 1 litre, Snacks
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
● Swimmers & towel (if swimming)
Other info ● Fitness Requirements
- Low level of fitness required
- 800m walk between Gorges to change boats

● Top End Wet Weather Information
During the wet season in the Top End of the Northern Territory (November to April) heavy rain and flooding can preclude access to Ubirr, East Alligator River, Jim Jim Falls and Arnhem Land. Alternative touring will be arranged if access cannot be gained to such areas

2 Overview

Katherine Gorge is located within amazing Nitmiluk National Park, which spans more than 292,000 hectares. With rugged landscapes, thundering waterfalls and unlimited flora and fauna, Nitmiluk is a haven for adventurers and nature lovers alike. The name Nitmiluk, meaning ‘Cicada Place’, came from the Jawoyn people who are the traditional custodians of the Park.

Katherine Gorge Cruise & Edith Falls Full Day Tour Departs from Darwin

 

Katherine Gorge

A must-see of the Top End is Katherine Gorge, situated just 30 kilometres north-east of Katherine nestled in the heart of Nitmiluk National Park. Katherine is the Top End's third largest town with a pioneering history dating back to the 1860s, it is settled along the banks of the Katherine River, 320 kilometres south-east of Darwin.

Initially named by explorer John McDouall Stuart in the late 1800s after the daughter of an expedition sponsor, the area was later renamed 'Nitmiluk' in 1989 translating to 'cicada place' when traditional owners of the land, the Jawoyn Aboriginal people, gained title to the land.

 

Highlights

  • Travel along Australia’s longest highway, the Stuart, on your way into Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge 
  • Stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, dedicated to those who lost their lives in the north of Australia during WWII 
  • Enter Nitmiluk National Park, with its rugged landscapes, thundering waterfalls, and diverse flora and fauna 
  • Visit Leliyn (Edith Falls), where during the dry season you can take a refreshing swim in the waterhole beneath the falls 
  • Throughout Nitmiluk you’ll see Aboriginal rock art that expresses in images the deep spiritual culture of the Jawoyn people, traditional owners of this land 
  • Enjoy lunch in a shaded outdoor setting 
  • Browse through the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre and see photographs, memorabilia and traditional Aboriginal artefacts 
  • On your two-hour cruise through the 70-metre-high sandstone walls of Katherine Gorge, keep your eyes peeled for freshwater crocodiles, wonderful birdlife and amazing scenery

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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