1 Day Katherine Gorge Cruise & Edith Falls Escape - from Darwin

Join us to discover one of the Top End’s most beautiful attractions. Enjoy the scenic views and natural wonders of Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge.


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  • Enjoy the stunning views of Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) on a boat cruise surrounded by breathtaking high cliffs
  • Explore the amazing Nitmiluk National Park and of the Jawoyn people a region spanning more than 292,000 hectares
  • Meander through the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre with cultural displays and information, souvenirs and refreshments
  • Support local by purchasing breakfast and/or lunch refreshments in Adelaide River, Pine Creek or at the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre
  • Enjoy a refreshing dip in the tranquil tiered plunge pools at Edith Falls (Leliyn) *swimming is subject to seasonality
  • A must-do day trip when visiting the Top End!


  • Katherine Gorge boat cruise
  • Guided bush walks (1-2km, subject to fitness level)
  • Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild!
  • Hosted by an accredited outback driver guide
  • Air-conditioned mini-coach travel
  • Comprehensive local tour commentary
  • Comprehensive local tour commentary
  • Selected Darwin inner-city pick-up/drop-off points
Day 1: Darwin to Katherin and Nitmiluk National Park
Join us to discover one of the Top End’s most beautiful attractions, Nitmiluk National Park. Heading out of topical Darwin in the morning we travel south along the famous Stuart Highway through the townships of Adelaide River and Pine Creek towards Katherine. Take in unlimited flora and fauna, endemic to this wonderful region of the Northern Territory and relax as your guide provides historical and cultural commentary throughout your journey. A must-see inclusion in your day is the NitNit Dreaming two-hour Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) boat cruise where you will journey through the middle of cliff faces 70m high with the sun’s natural lighting providing ever-changing colours throughout the landscape and rock formations. Soak in the authentic culture and stories of the traditional owners of the land, the Jawoyn people of Katherine as you are guided through this wonderful area before you disembark and we make our way to the picturesque Edith Falls (Leliyn) region *subject to boat cruise timing, Edith Falls (Leliyn) will be visited either prior to or after the Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) boat cruise. Subject to seasonality and conditions, feel free to take a refreshing dip in the huge natural plunge pool of Edith Falls (Leliyn) or simply relax and take in your surroundings, as it’s then time to meander our way back through the townships of Pine Creek and Adelaide River on the route and enjoy the remainder of your evening in Darwin. Meals: n/a. Driving Distance: 780 km. Walking Distance: 200m.
Meals: None


Departure: Our main meeting point for this tour will be at Travelodge Resort Darwin, 64 Cavenagh St Darwin City at 6:30 am

  • May - October: Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • All year around: Sunday 

Return: 8:00 pm

Pickups: Needs to be confirmed upon booking

  • 6:25 – Mindil Beach Casino Resort – Casino Dr The Gardens Darwin
  • 6:25 – Cullen Bay Resort – 26 Marina Boulevard Darwin
  • 6:28 – H on Smith Hotel – 81 Smith St Darwin
  • 6:30 – Travelodge Resort Darwin – 64 Cavenagh St Darwin City
  • 6:34 – Hilton Darwin – 32 Mitchell St Darwin City
  • 6:37 – H on Mitchell Hotel Apartment – 105 Mitchell St Darwin City
  • 6:38 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade – 116 Esplanade Darwin City
  • 6:40 – Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin – 88 Esplanade Darwin City
  • 6:42 – Oaks Elan – 33 Woods Street Darwin City
  • 6:45 – Ramada Suites Zen Quarter – 6 Carey Street Darwin City
  • 6:45 – Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront – 7 Kitchener Drive Darwin City
  • 6:55 – Discovery Parks – 11 Farrell Crescent, Winnellie (meeting point Bus Stop ID: 192 Stuart Hwy)
  • 7:00 – Darwin FreeSpirit Resort – 901 Stuart Hwy Deviney Rd Holtze

*Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to your nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.


  • Any meals not indicated within the itinerary - at the guest’s own expense. We provide plenty of opportunities for guests to support locals and buy lunch along the way.
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended
  • Hotel transfers pre/post tour itinerary to a nominated pickup point.
  • Personal expenses

What to bring

  • 2L Refillable water bottle
  • Wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Swimwear & beach towel
  • Comfortable walking shoes (tread closed-toe shoes)
  • All weather comfortable light clothing
  • Tropical strength insect repellent, flynet
  • Small day pack 5-7kg
  • Money for snacks and meals
  • Camera to capture every moment!
  • Binoculars (optional)



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