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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
From US$66.44
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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 9am
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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 (41)
1 - 5 of 33 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
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

1  Thank Mac3217
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank JodieS1381
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time at this cruise, our guide was funny, educational, but not over the top. These tours are more scenic then adventurous but still 5 stars from me

1  Thank Danielle F
Trish W, Sales Manager at Nitmiluk Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Danielle, Thank you for your review. Our guides put a lot of time into learning of their surroundings, its lovely to that this appreciated :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience

At first I was very disappointed that the only way to see the gorge was either walking in excess of 12 kms. Or taking some type of your that cost a lot of dollars. We are a family of 6 and trip advisor saved us...More

2  Thank Brett L
Trish W, Sales at Nitmiluk Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Brett L, Thank you for your review. How amazing to travel with a family of 6. we hope everyone learnt something from Darcy and his knowledge of the Gorge. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Fantastic Tour!!

My partner and I did the 4 hour Gorge boat tour and LOVED it. It is a must see, as photos cannot capture this picturesque place well enough. Our guide Darcy was very informative and kept us well entertained, but he also knew when to...More

3  Thank Kat K
Trish W, Manager at Nitmiluk Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Kat & Anthony. We love hearing from guests that remember our guides by name. We agree, pictures do not do the place justice :)

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1 September 2018|
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Response from SallyElephant | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I used them and it's basic but ok :)
23 August 2018|
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Response from petie241 | Reviewed this property |
U can book at the jabiru caravan park
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