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1 Day Katherine Gorge Cruise and Edith Falls

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Discover, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Nitmiluk National Park, Leliyn (Edith Falls), Aboriginal Rock Art, Nitmiluk Visitor Centre and enjoy a Katherine Gorge Cruise as well as a Buffet Lunch in the Park. 

  • Visit Adelaide River War Memorial
  • Refreshing swim at Leliyn (Edith Falls)
  • Feel the spirit of the Jawoyn people through their rock art in Nitmiluk
  • Admire breath-taking scenery on the cruise on Katherine Gorge
  • Cruise through the awe-inspiring 70 metre high gorge walls
  • Browse through Nitmiluk Visitor Centre
  • Experienced Drive Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

 


Itinerary

Day 1: Katherine Gorge Cruise & Edith Falls

Katherine Gorge is a network of thirteen gorges carved from billion-year-old sandstone country by the Katherine River in Nitmiluk National Park. Aboriginal culture is strong in the area and there are many Aboriginal rock art sites dotted throughout the park. It is a haven for nature lovers, with its rugged landscapes, dramatic waterfalls and lush gorges providing an abundance of flora and fauna. Leaving Darwin we travel south through tropical country, passing former WWII airstrips en route to Adelaide River. We make a short stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, a site dedicated to those killed in the air raids in Darwin in the 1940’s. Continue to Edith Falls, where there is time for a refreshing swim in the paperbark and pandanas fringed waterhole beneath the falls (conditions permitting). After your included lunch, we join a 2 hour scenic cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, with a chance to see freshwater crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks of the river and many interesting species of birdlife. Our cruise of the first two gorges takes us past sheer rock walls and requires a short walk to reach the second gorge. Enjoy a drive back through the township of Katherine, the hub of the region’s cattle and farming industries. Travel via Pine Creek, an historic gold mining town, to our evening stop where you may purchase dinner at Emerald Springs (own expense) before returning to Darwin.

Meals: Lunch

 


Pickups / Departures

Departure Days: Mon, Wed, Sat

Departure Time: at 06.30 am from Darwin   

Return Time: at 20.30 pm

Duration: 14 Hours


Extras

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle to hold 1 litre
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months
  • Swimmers & towel

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1 Day Katherine Gorge Cruise And Edith Falls

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