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Il Nitmiluk Gorge

Imperdibile la visita al parco nazionale di Nitmiluk, caratterizzato da ben 13 gole rocciose, scavate dal fiume Katherine. Da esplorare in barca, canoa, elicottero e a piedi.

Il parco nazionale di Nitmiluk è caratterizzato da 13 gole rocciose scavate dal fiume Katherine. Potrete esplorare la zona in barca, in canoa, in elicottero o a piedi

Come visitare Katherine Gorge

Noleggiate una canoa e visitate la zona con i vostri tempi, oppure partecipate a bellissimi tour in barca per ammirare non solo le pareti rocciose e le anse del fiume, ma anche incisioni rupestri aborigene e la fauna endemica.

Per un’eccezionale visione d’insieme di tutta la zona, effettuate un bellissimo tour in elicottero, che parte non lontano dal Visitor Centre.

Trekking lungo il Jatbula Trail

E’ lungo 58 km e si snoda lungo belle cascate, fra boschetti di foresta monsonica, rocce rosseggianti dalle belle incisioni rupestri aborigene. Si effettua in cinque giorni. Il sentiero inizia al Visitor Centre del parco e termina a Leliyn (Edith Falls), dove trovate anche un attrezzato campeggio ed una splendida piscina naturale.

Il sentiero Windolf Walk costeggia in parte il fiume ed arriva al punto d’osservazione di Pat’s Lookout, per panorami ineguagliabili. Da qui potrete continuare al Southern Rockhole, alimentato da una bella cascata.

Dove fare il bagno

Potrete fare il bagno a Lelyn (Edith Falls), bella piscina naturale circondata da vegetazione tropicale; da qui potrete anche arrivare alla Sweetwater Pool, per un altro tuffo in perfetta solitudine.

Affittate la canoa a Butterfly Gorge, una gola stretta che ospita un grande numero di farfalle.

Proprietari aborigeni

Fermatevi al Nitmiluk Visitor Centre per saperne di più sulle popolazioni locali, custodi di questa terra, i Jawoyn e i Dragomen. Numerose le incisioni rupestri sulle pareti rocciose del Katherine Gorge, molte delle quali si fanno risalire a migliaia di anni fa.

Cose da fare e da vedere nel Nitmiluk National Park

  • Informazioni

    Opening times



    • Barbeque
    • Boating Facilities
    • Cafe
    • Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking
    • Enquiry Desk
    • Family Friendly
    • Food and Refreshments
    • Interpretive Centre
    • Lookouts
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet
    • Restaurant
    • Shop / Gift Shop
    • Showers
    • Swimming Pool


    • Birdwatching
    • Boating
    • Camping
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Mountain Biking
    • Swimming
    • Walks


    Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

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    Nelle vicinanze

    Nelle vicinanze

    Esplora il Northern Territory
    Percorsi stradali Tratte aeree
  • FAQs

    Can Nitmiluk Gorge be done as a day trip?

    It's possible to take a day trip from Darwin to Nitmiluk Gorge, however a longer stay is recommended. The Gorge is just over 30 minutes drive from Katherine, meaning a day trip from Katherine is certainly possible. If you have more time, stay a few nights to make sure you don't miss out on anything.

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    Do I need any passes or permits to visit Nitmiluk Gorge?

    No passes or permits are required to visit Nitmiluk Gorge, except if you wish to use your own canoe. As always, check with local tourism providers – especially if you plan on camping or fishing.

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    How do I get around Nitmiluk National Park?

    Nitmiluk National Park has a number of attractions, so driving or taking an organised tour are the best ways to see everything. All attractions are accessible with a regular vehicle, a 4WD is not necessary. There are well marked walking tracks in the park, ranging from one hour walks to the five-day Jatbula Trail. When exploring Nitmiluk Gorge you can jump on cruise boat or hire a canoe.

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    How do I get to Nitmiluk Gorge?

    A number of tour operators include Nitmiluk Gorge in their itineraries, it's an easy drive from Darwin or Kakadu National Park. By road, Nitmiluk Gorge is a 4 hour drive south from Darwin on the Stuart Highway. You can take the weekly Ghan train from Adelaide or Alice Springs, or fly into Katherine with Air North. Nitmiluk Gorge is a 30 minute drive on a sealed, all-weather road from Katherine.

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    How far is Nitmiluk Gorge from Katherine?

    Katherine is just 30 minutes' drive from Nitmiluk Gorge. Katherine has an array of excellent accommodation options that suit every budget.

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    What are the major attractions at Nitmiluk Gorge?

    Whether you visit for a day or a week, there's plenty to see and do at Nitmiluk Gorge. Highlights include boat cruises down the gorge, unique tours with local Aboriginal guides, canoeing at the break of day, stunning Aboriginal rock art, and the luxurious accommodation at Cicada Lodge.

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    What should I bring with me to Nitmiluk Gorge?

    Aside from bringing your imagination and ambition to see as much as you can, you should also bring sunscreen, a hat, insect repellent, a first aid kit, plenty of water and comfortable walking shoes.

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    When is the best time to visit Nitmiluk Gorge?

    You can visit Nitmiluk Gorge all year-round. The weather between May to October is warm and dry, making it the perfect time for long hikes, canoeing or exploring the region. November to April sees the arrival of the tropical rain, and when the water level rises, jet boats operate cruises on the gorge.

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    Where should I go next from Nitmiluk Gorge?