Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge

Katherine, NT

Where are we going?

Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge
Gorge Rd
Katherine NT 0850

1800 653 142

What is there to do?

Take a trip across the secluded waters within Nitmiluk National Park with a launch tour boat jetty and canoe hire located adjacent to the boat ramp in this 292,800 hectare National Park, which is also superb for exploring and hiking. Canoes can be hired at the Gorge by the hour, half day, full day or overnight.

A safe public swimming area is provided in the picnic area. Information on the flora, fauna, geology, walks, activities, and other points of interest can be found in the Nitmiluk Centre at Katherine Gorge.

There are two types of camping in the Park. You can stay at the permanent campgrounds at the Gorge or Leliyn (Edith Falls)where there is plenty of car parking, tent and caravan sites. Powered (Gorge only) and unpowered sites are available. Elsewhere in the Park, bush camping areas have been established for walkers and canoeists who intend to stay overnight. Toilets are provided at some camping areas and a source of water is almost always available nearby. Check at the Nitmiluk Centre first.

A helicopter ride is one of the most exciting ways to see the gorge system. A 12 minute flight will take you as far as the sixth gorge, where you can experience a magnificent view of the Arnhem Land Plateau. Flights of 25 minutes include the whole of the gorge system. The helicopter takes three passengers at a time with a minimum of two people, but be warned it's a $161 per person, so make sure the camera is charged! See Nitmiluk Tours for informaiton on this.

How much does it cost?

Adults: Canoes will charge a fee, as will tour.


When can we go?

Daily 24 hours. The Nitmiluk Visitors Centre is open from 7am to 7pm.

The most comfortable months to visit the Park are from May to September. The wet season causes flood


Any top tips?

A small fee is charged for bush camping. Check at the Nitmiluk Centre for availability of sites and to ensure that water is still available.

I’m Hungry!

The picnic area provides gas barbecues, picnic furniture and toilet facilities. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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