Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: Australia, Northern Territory, Katherine

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  • 2 hours
  • Katherine
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


The Nitmiluk Gorge is made up of 13 separate gorges. This maze of waterways has been sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine River. Experience the beauty, history and culture of the Northern Territory’s Nitmiluk National Park.

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Stop At: Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, Northern Territory Australia

Once you have boarded, your boat driver and Nitmiluk river guide will explain the ancient heritage of the landscape and its' significance to the Katherine region and the Jawoyn People. Between each gorge, there is a 500-meter walk which will require you to disembark the vessel before joining the boat in the next gorge. Those who choose not to do the walk can sit in provided shaded area. Those who choose to continue to the next gorge will have the opportunity to see ancient rock art between the first and second gorge during their walk.

Stop At: Nitmiluk Tours, Gorge Road Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850 Australia

Two Gorge Cruise (2-hour)

Discover the cultural significance of the first 2 gorges to the traditional landowners - the Jawoyn people. Enjoy a journey of discovery through the magnificent Nitmiluk Gorge.

Three Gorge Cruise (3-hour)

Prepare for a truly memorable experience as you travel through time and the 3 gorges of Nitmiluk Gorge. Marvel at the sheer rock face walls as the scenery becomes more striking as you head further into the Gorge. Freshen up with a swim and light refreshments before you return back to the Nitmiluk Boat Jetty.

Dawn Cruise (2-hour)

The colors of the early morning awaken as you emerge into the first gorge. See the mist rising above the smooth water’s surface, hear the wildlife stirring from the night and breathe the crisp clean air. This cruise will allow you to discover the unspoiled beauty of the morning - a truly memorable start to the day and a photographer’s dream.

Stop At: Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Gorge Road, Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, Northern Territory 0852 Australia


  • National Park fees
  • Live commentary on board
  • Tour escort/host
  • Entry/Admission - Nitmiluk National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Nitmiluk Tours

  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Nitmiluk National Park, Gorge Rd, Nitmiluk NT 0852, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


15 Jun, 2022

Good cruise well organised guides were helpful and informative would definitely recommend this cruise


14 Jun, 2022

This was terrible didn't get to go as we tried ringing about time to be there how early and no one picked up went straight to message bank so we missed our trip $200 down the drain Instructions s were terrible and not Lear do not recommend


14 Jun, 2022

We got stuck behind a very slow moving freight / delivery van driving out to the Gorge. As a result we arrived at the jetty at 1 minute to 9am. Our boat had already departed much to our disappointment. We were advised that we were meant to arrive 15 mins prior to departure. This advice was not in the VIATOR booking or confirmation, notwithstanding it makes sense to do so, and we would have if not for the traffic and inability to find a close car park. The memorable bit was the workaround by staff to ferry us up the river in a tinny to first crossover to catch up with our tour. Thank you! We really appreciate the agility and the tour was fabulous.


14 Jun, 2022

We did the 3 Gorge cruise. It was fabulous, well worth the money spent. The commentary from our skipper was excellent with a lot of history about the Aboriginals who lived in the area. The ancient geological history was very interesting and the scenery was superb. Even the complimentary bag of snacks and water was a bonus.

Sandra W

14 Jun, 2022

Put clear instructions on where we are to go as our group and another one went to the wrong area. These points where over an hour apart se they and us missed our trip. No help at all from trip advisor when we contacted them lack of English on the person on the phone did not help one bit. She put me on hold then hung up on me. I will try never to use trip advisor again service was minus 10

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