Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge)

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Choose whether to walk, swim, canoe, boat, or fly through the spectacular Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) and its world-famous gorge system.

There are many ways to experience the spectacular Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) and its world-renowned gorge system - you can walk, swim, canoe, boat or fly.

Walks over the sandstone plateau range from an hour to five days and offer spectacular views of the gorge, as well as other landscapes. Some, like the 58 kilometre Jatbula Trail, take in most of Nitmiluk's landscapes - monsoon rainforest, stone country, upland swamp, woodland and river – while the shorter walks may not be quite so varied, but are always spectacular. You can hire canoes at the gorge, or bring your own. Commercially operated two, four and eight hour cruises are available, as are helicopter flights.

Rivers rising during December to April can restrict all activities but there is always something to do. Swimming and canoeing are generally only activities for May to November. The cruises available vary between the two varying seasons. Leliyn / Edith Falls is another spectacular part of Nitmiluk that is well worth a visit. Leliyn / Edith Falls is accessed from the Stuart Highway about 45 kilometres north of Katherine.

Opening times:

Daily 24 hours. The Nitmiluk Visitors Centre is open from 7am to 7pm.

Entry cost:

Free entry


  • Barbecue
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Animal Viewing
  • Self-Guided
  • Bushwalking
  • Wilderness Walking


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Coach Parking
  • First aid equipment
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Interactive Centre
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Viewing Platform

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