Start your day at Nitmiluk Visitor Centre
Just 30kms up the road is the world-renowned Nitmiluk Gorge. The Gorge is a network of 13 gorges carved by the Katherine River from billion-year-old sandstone country. Start the day at the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre for advice on the many ways you can experience the spectacular gorge – you can walk, swim, canoe, boat or fly!
There's a restaurant at the visitor centre where you can take a break and appreciate the views overlooking the gorge or you can wander through the many cultural displays.
Grab a paddle, or cruise along
If you're feeling adventurous, hire a canoe and experience Katherine Gorge from a completely different perspective. Fasten your life jacket. Lie back and let yourself drift off on an unforgettable journey surrounded by the dramatic cliff faces of the gorge. Take a packed lunch and enjoy a break near some fresh rock pools. You can even camp out under the stars if you wish.
If you'd rather kick back, relax and be guided comfortably through Katherine Gorge, check out one of the many boat cruises on offer – the dinner cruise is highly recommended. A guide will provide commentary on the local flora, fauna and ancient Aboriginal rock paintings, and share the culture of the traditional owners, the Jawoyn people with you.
Explore by foot
Another great way to see this country is on foot. Follow a well-marked track over the sandstone plateau for a short walk, or embark on a multi-day hike. The 60 kilometre Jatbula Trail takes in most of Nitmiluk’s landscapes – monsoon rainforest, stone country, upland swamp, woodland and rock pools with waterfalls.
Spend the night in accommodation that suits you
There are many diverse accommodation options to choose from tonight. Pitch a tent in the camping area in the park, relax in a self-contained chalet, or treat yourself to a luxury experience at the Cicada Lodge in stunning Nitmiluk National Park. Dining options are available within the National Park including buffet breakfast or lunch as well as an al-a-carte menu at Sugar Bag Café in the Visitors' Centre, or in season, (May – October) relax at Jatti Poolside Bistro for a refreshing drink or relaxing dinner.