It’s an early start this morning to travel down ‘the Track’ (Stuart Highway), heading to the amazing Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge. Continue to the Adelaide River War Memorial where you’ll have time to stroll around the memorial.
Dedicated to the many men and women who lost their lives in the north of Australia during WWII, this is a beautiful memorial, surrounded by lush gardens and native plants. Afterwards, stop for morning tea (own expense). Now we head into the amazing Nitmiluk National Park.
Previously known as Katherine Gorge National Park, this park spans more than 292,000 hectares.
With rugged landscapes, thundering waterfalls and unlimited flora and fauna, Nitmiluk is a haven for adventurers and nature lovers alike. The spirit and culture of the Aboriginal people is ever-present at Nitmiluk.
Throughout the park you’ll see original Aboriginal rock art that expresses in images this very deep spiritual culture. The landscape at Nitmiluk National Park changes dramatically through the wet and dry seasons, but whatever the time of year, Leliyn (Edith Falls) always has refreshing water to enjoy.
If the conditions are right, you can take a swim in the waterhole beneath the falls, among the paperbark and pandanus trees (seasonal). Take some time to browse through the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre.
The Display Centre and Heritage Museum features large scale models illustrating the flora, fauna and rock formations of the Park. Photographs, memorabilia and traditional Aboriginal artefacts are also on display.
If you’d like to purchase your own Nitmiluk memory, the Centre has a range of souvenirs and artefacts handmade by the Jawoyn people. A key highlight of your day will be the Katherine Gorge cruise. One of the most visited sites in Australia’s Top End, Katherine Gorge is a stunning network of thirteen gorges carved from billion year old sandstone that are home to many rapids and falls flowing from the Katherine River.
The two hour cruise will put you at the heart of Katherine Gorge among freshwater crocodiles, wonderful bird life and some of the most amazing scenery that the Northern Territory has to offer.
- Courtesy Pick-up from Accommodation
- National Park Fees
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive Commentary
- Katherine Gorge Cruise
- Visit To Nitmiluk Visitor Centre
The below itinerary can change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.