This cruise tour through the spectacular Katherine Gorge is one of the many unforgettable experiences available to you in the Top End (Northern Territory). Travelling from Darwin you will journey to Nitmiluk National Park where you will view ancient Aboriginal rock art on the canyon walls, the abundant flora and fauna of the region and maybe even see a few crocodiles! Enjoy a refreshing swim at the crocodile free Edith Falls, before returning to Darwin.
* Full-Day touring by luxury, air-conditioned coach
* Entry to the Nitmiluk National Park
* Guided cruise on Katherine Gorge
* Visit to Edith Falls
* Picnic Lunch
* Commentary by driver
* Australia’s Goods and Services Tax (GST)
* Conducted in English
Your full day Top End tour from Darwin to Katherine Gorge will see you first stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, the resting place for many World War II soldiers. Continue to the Adelaide River Inn for a comfort and breakfast stop (own expense) before continuing on to Edith Falls via Pine Creek where there’s time for a refreshing swim (conditions permitting).
After lunch, enter Nitmiluk National Park, home to 13 stunning gorges. Stop by the Visitor Centre before joining your guided cruise between the sheer sandstone cliffs of Katherine Gorge. As you glide along the tranquil waters, enjoy commentary from your guide detailing the area’s plant and wildlife and explaining the Aboriginal rock art, which adorns the walls of the gorge. Keep an eye out for crocodiles, turtles and the splendid array of birdlife.
You will then begin the return journey to Darwin, making an early evening stop for dinner. Take this opportunity to sample one of the specialties’ of the Top End, Barramundi and chips (own expense).
Departure Point: Tour departs from selected Darwin hotels
Departure Time: 6:30am – Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Return Details: Tour concludes in Darwin at approximately 8:30pm
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Fantastic cruise, lots of information about Darwin, Cyclone Tracy, WWII, a stop over at Adelaide River War Cemetery. Lunch on the cruise was great.
Reviewed by: Anonymous, Australia