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Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls Full-Day Tour from Darwin

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Activity provider: AAT Kings

Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls Full-Day Tour from Darwin

Activity provider: AAT Kings
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From US$ 220.04 per person

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Explore the Katherine Gorge on a 14-hour scenic tour from Darwin. Enjoy a 2-hour cruise through Nitmiluk National Park to see native wildlife and learn about ancient Aborigine culture.

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Duration 14 hours
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  • Explore the dramatic gorges of the Nitmiluk National Park
  • Cruise through the Katherine Gorge looking for sunbathing crocodiles
  • See rock art of the ancient Aborigine culture
  • Refresh yourself in the waterhole of the Edith Falls
  • Discover the hub of the Northern Territory's cattle and farming industries
  • Go to the Adelaide River War Cemetery
  • Enjoy a lunch in the natural wilderness of Nitmiluk National Park
Full description
Discover a network of 13 gorges carved into billion-year-old sandstone rock by the Katherine River of Nitmiluk National Park on this scenic full-day sightseeing tour from Darwin. During the tour you will learn about the Aboriginal culture abundant in the area and see rock art sites dotted throughout the park. With its rugged landscapes, dramatic waterfalls, and lush gorges, the Nitmiluk National Park is a haven for nature lovers, with plentiful flora and fauna. Travel south through tropical country, passing former World War II airstrips en route to the Adelaide River. Make a short stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery to pay your respects to those killed in the air raids of Darwin in the 1940s. Continue to Edith Falls for a refreshing swim in the paperbark and pandana-lined waterhole (conditions permitting). After an inclusive lunch, enjoy a 2-hour scenic cruise through the Katherine Gorge, looking for freshwater crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks of the river. Keep your eyes open for the many interesting species of birdlife. Enjoy a brief tour of Katherine, hub of the region’s cattle and farming industries. Then, travel via the historic mining town of Pine Creek to an evening stop along the Adelaide River. From May through September lunch can be taken on board your cruise, while dinner is available at your own expense at the evening stop, before your transfer back to Darwin.
  • Buffet lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Dinner

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What to bring

  • Swimwear

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  • What to bring:
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months
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4.4 /5

based on 92 reviews

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Although the gorge is beautiful, it is a really long day and you spend almost all of it sitting down as the bus ride is very, very long. It's a very slow moving tour which didn't really suit my travel style. Tour guide Sandy was lovely though and very informative, as well as the young fellow on the gorge boat tour. Both did a great job

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May 18, 2021

I had such a wonderful time. The bus was comfortable and driver and all guides were amazing. I especially loved the local guide on the river cruise. He was so interesting and knowledgeable and great sense of humour. First time to NT but I will be back. Thanks for everything.

May 18, 2021

Our driver and tour guide was really knowledgeable and created a great friendly vibe on the bus. The stop at Edith Falls was really quick and we were back on the road again. It is a long hot day. Katherine gorge was very special but really hot. The bus is pretty tight but air working which was important. A bit off a once in a lifetime memory visiting the gorge. Loved the stories and history.

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April 29, 2021

Product ID: 37262