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AAT Kings | 1 Day Tour Katherine Gorge Cruise and Edith Falls Tour

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Passengers

45

Departure Days

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri& Sat (May - Oct) and Tue, Thu& Sat (Nov - Apr) 6:00am pick up from Darwin

Returning Days

8.30pm approximately to Darwin

Trip Length

Full Day

Extra Costs

Things to bring

Hat & sunscreen, swimwear, towel, water bottle, insect repellent & camera.

Notes

When visiting the Top End, you just can't skip Katherine Gorge! Let AAT Kings take you on an action packed day tour to this network of thirteen gorges that were carved from billion-year-old sandstone country by the Katherine River in Nitmiluk National Park. Get acquainted with the local Aboriginal culture, which is very strong in the area. Be amazed by many stunning Aboriginal rock art sites during your visit through the Park. With rugged landscapes, thundering waterfalls and stunning gorges, this National Park is a dream come true for nature lovers! 

So what will your awesome day trip to this piece of paradise look like? Get ready for an early start, you'll travel down the country's longest highway, Stuart Highway, en route to breathtaking Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge. Be entertained by all the stories your experienced driver guide has to tell about this amazing region... 

One of the highlights of this day trip is definitely a stop at the Adelaide River War Memorial. Here you'll have time to wander around the memorial, which is dedicated to all of the men and women who lost their lives in the north of Australia during WWII. Surrounded by native plants and lush gardens, this truly is a beautiful memorial. After taking some time here, the tour will stop for some morning tea (own expense). 

Next up, you'll be taken into the spectacular Nitmiluk National Park, which spans over more than 292,000 hectares. Previously known as Katherine Gorge National Park, this park is home to dramatic waterfalls, breathtaking landscapes and an abundance of native flora and fauna. The name ‘Nitmiluk’, meaning ‘Cicada Place’, came from the Jawoyn people who are the traditional custodians of the park.

A true paradise for nature lovers, the landscape at this National Park changes dramatically throughout the wet and dry seasons. But Edith Falls (Leliyn) is always an amazing place to enjoy a refreshing dip, whatever time of year! If the conditions are right, you can go for a relaxing swim in the waterhole beneath the falls. 

On top of all the stunning flora and fauna, the Nitmiluk National Park is also home to spectacular Aboriginal rock art... This is a place, filled with the spirit and culture of the Aboriginal people. 

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in the amazing and shaded outdoor setting of the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre before getting ready for one of the absolute highlights of the day: the Katherine Gorge Cruise. This two hour cruise will guide you through the network of gorges and take you to the heart of Katherine Gorge. Discover breathtaking scenery, stunning bird life and even spot some freshwater crocodiles! 

After your amazing cruise you can take some time to wander around the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre. Discover the large scale models, that illustrate the amazing park's rock formations and abundance of fauna and flora. The Visitor Centre also features traditional Aboriginal artefacts, photographs and memorabilia plus you can buy handmade souvenirs or artefacts, crafted by the Jawoyn people.

This will be a day trip you'll never forget, filled with spectacular nature and amazing Aboriginal culture. Experience some of the best the Top End has to offer. 

Inclusions

Buffet lunch, Experienced Driver Guide, Comprehensive commentary, Travel in an air-conditioned coach.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, camera, jacket in cooler months

Itinerary

En Route

It’s an early start this morning to travel down‘the Track’ (Stuart Highway), heading to the amazing Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge. Your Driver Guide will keep you entertained along the way with stories about Australia’s longest highway and the history of the region. 

 
Adelaide River War Memorial

It’s an early start this morning to travel down‘the Track’ (Stuart Highway), heading to the amazing Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge. Your Driver Guide will keep you entertained along the way with stories about Australia’s longest highway and the history of the region. 

 
Nitmiluk National Park

Now we head into the amazing Nitmiluk National Park. Previously known as Katherine Gorge National Park, this park 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.

 
(Leliyn) Edith Falls

The landscape at Nitmiluk National Park changes dramatically through the wet and dry seasons, but whatever the time of year, Leliyn (Edith Falls) always has refreshing water to enjoy. If the conditions are right, you can take a swim in the waterhole beneath the falls, among the paperbark and pandanus trees.

 
Aboriginal Rock Art

The spirit and culture of the Aboriginal people is ever-present at Nitmiluk. Throughout the park you’ll see original Aboriginal rock art that expresses in images this very deep spiritual culture.

 
Katherine Gorge Cruise

A key highlight of your day will be the Katherine Gorge Cruise. One of the most visited sites in Australia’s Top End, Katherine Gorge is a stunning network of thirteen gorges carved from billion year old sandstone that are home to many rapids and falls flowing from the Katherine River. The two hour cruise will put you at the heart of Katherine Gorge among freshwater crocodiles, wonderful bird life and some of the most amazing scenery that the Northern Territory has to offer.

 
Buffet Lunch in the Park

Lunch will be served in the lush and shaded outdoor setting of the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre.

Included Meals:Lunch

Katherine Gorge Cruise

A key highlight of your day will be the Katherine Gorge cruise. One of the most visited sites in Australia’s Top End, Katherine Gorge is a stunning network of thirteen gorges carved from billion year old sandstone that are home to many rapids and falls flowing from the Katherine River. The two hour cruise will put you at the heart of Katherine Gorge among freshwater crocodiles, wonderful bird life and some of the most amazing scenery that the Northern Territory has to offer.

 

Nitmiluk Visitor Centre

After your cruise, take some time to browse through the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre. The Display Centre and Heritage Museum features large scale models illustrating the flora, fauna and rock formations of the Park. Photographs, memorabilia and traditional Aboriginal artefacts are also on display. If you’d like to purchase your own Nitmiluk memory, the Centre has a range of souvenirs and artefacts handmade by the Jawoyn people.

 

 

Departs: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri& Sat (May - Oct) and Tue, Thu& Sat  (Nov - Apr) 6:00am pick up from Darwin (or earlier from your hotel).

Returns: 8.30pm approximately to Darwin

 

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AAT Kings | 1 Day Tour Katherine Gorge Cruise and Edith Falls Tour Explore the place where the Outback meets the tropics with AAT Kings! This 1 day Katherine Gorge Tour will have you explore the National Park and cruise around Katherine Gorge. Discover Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls with AAT Kings!
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