year round • from £3,699 pp.
Cutta Cutta Caves Tour (1 hour)
Make your own way to Cutta Cutta Caves, which is easily accessible from the Stuart Highway just 16.5-miles (27-kilometers) south of Katherine. Meet your guide and receive a brief orientation, then descend 50 feet (15 meters) into the limestone cave system.
This tropical cave system formed millions of years ago, and is one of only a few in Australia, which makes it a focus of scientific research. It has also played significance for Aboriginal culture and modern European history. Hear details about the area's geology and Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, which is home to more than 170 bird species, such as the endangered Gouldian finch and hooded parrot. Some rare bats live here also, including the ghost bat and horseshoe bat.
When you have finished your cave tour, you might want to explore further on your own. The nature park offers a self-guided Tropical Woodland walk with information about local flora and fauna.Available on these holidays:
year round • from £3,699 pp.
Nit Nit Dreaming 2 Gorge Cultural Cruise (2 hours)
Board your Nitmiluk Tours vessel at the Nitmiluk National Park boat jetty, a 400 metre walk from the Nitmiluk Centre at Katherine Gorge (a 32 kilometre drive from Katherine) to commence a Nit Nit Dreaming Cultural Cruise. All cruises include on-board commentary with a strong cultural element. Cruises only operate in the first, second and third gorges of the system.
Gorges are separated by natural rock barriers, therefore walking between the gorges is required on all tours to change boats. The walk-ways are man-made, however are uneven in areas as they follow the natural contours of the bush landscape. The pathways include steps with handrails. A moderate level of mobility is required.Available on these holidays:
Kuluyampi Explorer – Single Canoe (9 ½ hours)
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge is one of the most picturesque places to canoe in Australia. A self-guided canoe trip is the ideal way to escape the crowds and experience the splendour of the gorge for yourself. Admire the stunning views of the Gorges, get up close with wildlife, explore the rocky escarpments or stop at a sandy beach and cool off for a swim.
This self-guided option is a great way to explore multiple gorges according to your own itinerary. This is certainly a visual treat for the nature lover with the experienced canoeist able to reach the fourth Nitmiluk gorge. Return paddling distances: Second Gorge: 12.2km Third Gorge: 14.6km Fourth Gorge: 16.6km. Manual portage between the gorges is required, high fitness level needed.Available on these holidays:
Ancient Garlarr Safari (2 ½ hours)
Board your Nitmiluk Tours vessel at the Nitmiluk National Park boat jetty, a 200 metre walk from the Nitmiluk Centre at Katherine Gorge (a 32 kilometre drive from Katherine) to commence an Ancient Garlarr Safari. Designed for guests wanting a more intimate experience of Jawoyn Country, this 2.5hr river tour is guided by one of our knowledgeable cultural guides through the first gorge. Guests will learn about Jawoyn traditions and how many are still practiced today. This tour can include a swim depending on river levels and clients are encouraged to wear swimmers under their clothes.Available on these holidays:
8 Gorge Scenic Flight (15 minutes)
A scenic flight over 8 of the Katherine River Gorges, including the spectacular formations of the golden gorge, the Northern Rockhole waterfall, the vortex, and Smitt's Rock.Available on these holidays: