Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Canoe Adventure Tours
  • Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Canoe Adventure Tours

    The Nitmiluk Gorge is made up of 13 separate gorges. This maze of waterways has been sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine River. Experience the beauty, history and culture, paddling on the waters of the Northern Territory’s Nitmiluk National Park.

    All canoe adventure tours begin with a scenic journey by boat through Nitmiluk’s first gorge before canoeists take to the waters to explore the iconic second gorge and beyond. Tours are self-guided and participants are required to carry their canoes should they wish to go further than the second gorge. All guests are asked to be at the boat jetty 30 mins prior to departure.

    Malappar Traveller – 2nd & 3rd Gorge Experience* Moderate to high fitness level required  

    Canoe the iconic second gorge and fully immerse yourself in the beauty of Jawoyn Country. Take time to wade in the shallow pools between the first and second gorge or venture up further to Golden Falls to view ancient Jawoyn rock art in the third gorge.

    Kuluyampi Explorer – Journey Beyond (3rd Gorge Plus)* Moderate to high fitness level required  

    Explores are free to explore walking tracks, visit the vortex holes drilled into the rocks at the top of the third gorge or relax on the beaches of Smitt Rock between the fourth and fifth gorge.

    PLEASE NOTE: All of the Gorges are separated by natural rock barriers, therefore to access the next gorge, manual portage of canoes is required. This can be quite strenuous in some sections. Further information on portages can be obtained by emailing:             parks.desk@nt.gov.au or reservations@nitmiluktours.com.au

    Barrak Barrak – 2 Day Adventure** High fitness level required 

    Journey further than any Nitmiluk day tour on this 2 day ultimate canoe adventure through Nitmiluk Gorge river system. Camp out under a Jawoyn night sky and embrace the serenity of the Gorge with only limited numbers allowed on the water for this tour.

    PLEASE NOTE: All of the Gorges are separated by natural rock barriers, therefore to access the next gorge, manual portage of canoes is required. This can be quite strenuous in some sections. Further information on portages can be obtained by emailing:                parks.desk@nt.gov.au or reservations@nitmiluktours.com.au

    PERMIT REQUIREMENTS: A permit is required to camp with-in the Gorge system. This can be obtained from Parks and Wildlife after a confirmed Nitmiluk reservation has been made. Permits attract a nightly fee, not inclusive in the hire amount. To obtain a permit, please contact parks.desk@nt.gov.au and state your reservation details. Permits must be paid in cash (correct change). There are no cash/ card facilities for Permits.

    AGE RESTRICTIONS: Children under the age of 5 years (inclusive) are not permitted to canoe due to safety regulations. Children aged between the ages of 6 – 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
    "Please meet 30 minutes prior to departure time at Nitmiluk Boat Jetty."
    "PLEASE NOTE: Please ensure that you are sun smart and wear a shirt, hat and sunscreen, and wear mosquito repellent to protect yourself. Take along plenty of water and keep personal belongings to a minimum."
    "SEASONAL: During the months of approximately December – May, canoe hire does not operate for safety reasons, due to poor weather and perilous river conditions. The canoeing season will recommence once Parks and Wildlife have completed their annual safety and crocodile survey."
    "AGE RESTRICTIONS: Children under the age of 5 years (inclusive) are not permitted to canoe due to safety regulations. Children aged between the ages of 6 – 12 years must be accompanied by an adult."
    "BEFORE YOU GO: Refundable Cash or Pre-Authorisations are required prior to commencing Canoe Adventure Tours. For day use, the amount will be $50.00 per canoe; the 2 day hire will attract $60.00 per canoe."
    "MANUAL PORTAGE: Manual Portage between all gorges in requires should you wish to explore past the second gorge. Portages vary in difficulty and length."



    • Lugar de comienzo: Nitmiluk National Park, Boat Jetty
    • Duración: Varies
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Paddles (double ended)
    • Life Jackets
    • Entry/Admission - Katherine Gorge

    No Incluye

    • Personal Items
    • Camping Equipment
    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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