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Itinerary

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.

Locations visited
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park
Nitmiluk Tours - Day Tours
Overview

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. 

Highlights
  • 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
  • All national park fees are included
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Reviewed 1 week ago
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

1  Thank Kat K
Trish W, Manager at Nitmiluk Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days 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 :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Tour

We did the 2 gorge boat tour and it was absolutely incredible, the colors were magnificent on the gorge walls, the walk between boats was good. A small snake was in the water right beside us on the boat and even got a great picture...More

Thank Dorwie
Trish W, Manager at Nitmiluk Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Dorwie, Thanks for your review! and what a special moment you captured! feel free to share it with us on our facebook page Nitmiluk Tours. We would love to see it :)

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stunning

This was amazing, didn’t know places like this existed in the outback: So worth the money, the scenery and serenity were just beautiful

Thank Lynda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Magnificent Scenery and Delightful Dinner

We took the sunset cruise. The beauty of the two gorges and then a wonderful 3 course meal with beer / wine by candlelight to finish the evening. Extremely educational and our guide was excellent. There is a short walk between the gorges so suggest...More

Thank RHONDA B
Trish W, Manager at Nitmiluk Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Rhonda B :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing scenery

The gorge has some amazing scenery, especially if you're into geological formations. The peace and quiet, especially in the upper gorges is serene. We did the 3 gorge cruise and were glad we did. It gives you extra time in the gorge, you see the...More

1  Thank Roger Y
Trish W, Manager at Nitmiluk Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Roger, Thank you for your beautiful words. We truly are glad you had such an experience with us.

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RoseandShane
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Yes, I used them and it's basic but ok :)
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U can book at the jabiru caravan park
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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
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