Day trip

Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls Full-Day Tour from Darwin

Activity provider: AAT Kings
Day trip

Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls Full-Day Tour from Darwin

Activity provider: AAT Kings
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From US$ 206.56 per person

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Explore the Katherine Gorge on a 14-hour scenic tour from Darwin. Enjoy a 2-hour cruise through Nitmiluk National Park to see native wildlife and learn about ancient Aborigine culture.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels in Darwin are available on request. Pleaae provide hotel details on booking


  • Explore the dramatic gorges of the Nitmiluk National Park
  • Cruise through the Katherine Gorge looking for sunbathing crocodiles
  • See rock art of the ancient Aborigine culture
  • Refresh yourself in the waterhole of the Edith Falls
  • Discover the hub of the Northern Territory's cattle and farming industries
  • Go to the Adelaide River War Cemetery
  • Enjoy a lunch in the natural wilderness of Nitmiluk National Park
Full description
Discover a network of 13 gorges carved into billion-year-old sandstone rock by the Katherine River of Nitmiluk National Park on this scenic full-day sightseeing tour from Darwin. During the tour you will learn about the Aboriginal culture abundant in the area and see rock art sites dotted throughout the park. With its rugged landscapes, dramatic waterfalls, and lush gorges, the Nitmiluk National Park is a haven for nature lovers, with plentiful flora and fauna. Travel south through tropical country, passing former World War II airstrips en route to the Adelaide River. Make a short stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery to pay your respects to those killed in the air raids of Darwin in the 1940s. Continue to Edith Falls for a refreshing swim in the paperbark and pandana-lined waterhole (conditions permitting). After an inclusive lunch, enjoy a 2-hour scenic cruise through the Katherine Gorge, looking for freshwater crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks of the river. Keep your eyes open for the many interesting species of birdlife. Enjoy a brief tour of Katherine, hub of the region’s cattle and farming industries. Then, travel via the historic mining town of Pine Creek to an evening stop along the Adelaide River. From May through September lunch can be taken on board your cruise, while dinner is available at your own expense at the evening stop, before your transfer back to Darwin.
  • Buffet lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Dinner

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What to bring

  • Swimwear

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  • What to bring:
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 110 reviews

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What a wonderful day we had. Mel, our driver guide, was a great character with lots of knowledge of all the attractions and places to visit. The day was filled with numerous different places for everyone to enjoy. Some liked the historical sceneries, some liked the aboriginal heritage and cultural impacts but we all were stunned by the gorges and the animals on display or in expectation. Sadly swimming was not possible but that was understandable when considering that the occasional ‘salty’ may be around looking for a feast. The wet season made up for it with a display of lush greens and decent amount of water flow. Lunch was marvellous with various options well catered for.

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March 23, 2023

The tour is well organised. we went on a day that was 40 degree, but the tour and cruise were well organized and we didn't feel too much of the hectic. The only thing the company can do better is that they could provide some noddles/boards when we went for a swim at Edith fall.

March 23, 2023

It was an amazing and unforgettable day, started with a energizing swim in Edith Falls follow by a delicious gourmet lunch in a beautiful location overlooking the National Park and to top it off a very enjoyable and informative cruise through the Katherine gorge. Just unbelievable. Loved every minute of it. Delightful! The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 37262