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Gecko Canoeing and Trekking

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Canoe and kayak along the Katherine River with guides pointing out habitats and abundant wildlife, or trek through Nitmiluk and camp at serene sites.

Gecko Canoeing and Trekking offer fully guided canoe and kayak tours of the Katherine River and multi-day hiking adventures throughout the Top End, including the Jatbula Trail in Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) and the Twin Falls Trail in Kakadu National Park. Using high quality equipment. The canoe/kayak tours operate in the non gorge section of the river, exploring the secluded reaches of this interesting river system, its many different habitats and the abundant wildlife. This is a nature lovers dream and a truly unique Top End experience.

As a Savannah guide operator with highly qualified guides, their target is to totally engross their quests in an unforgettable environmental experience in the tropical savannah of the Katherine region.

Trips comprise the most serene and pristine camp sites you may ever encounter. In the past, Gecko Canoeing and Trekking has worked with a huge range of guests including families, youth groups, corporate executives and backpackers, all wanting a unique and memorable experience.

  • Information

    Tour types

    • Nature and wildlife
    • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
    • Cruises Sailing and Water Tours
    • Food and Wine Tours
    • Walking and Biking Tours

    Facilities

    Activities

    • Four Wheel Driving
    • Birdwatching
    • Camping
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Walk

    Accreditation

    Australian Tourism Accreditation ProgramNature Tourism Certified
  • Tours

    3 Day Katherine River Respite

    The Katherine River winds through forests of paperbark and pandanus, over gentle rapids and past the rocky banks of a tropical wilderness. On this tour you will explore up to 55 kilometres of the beautiful Katherine River, located south of Darwin in the Katherine region. Encounter wildlife in its natural habitat, camp under the stars by night and enjoy great food and service as you listen to stories by the campfire on this truly unique and memorable tour.

    Please quote tour code KR3 when booking.

    4 Day Dreaming Place Trail

    If you are looking for exclusivity in Nitmiluk National Park, The Dreaming Place Trail is it.

    The next four days will be spent in the company of a Gecko Canoeing and Trekking guide as you hike through the country on a 'traditional hunting trail' used by the Jawoyn people. It covers highland escarpment and river country, hillsides dotted with dry land eucalypts and amazing gorges cut deep into the rocky landscape. Spend four days walking the amazing Nitmiluk Gorge and enjoy the scenery, wildlife and ancient rock art.

    This trail is untracked, remote areas with no camp grounds and no other people.

    Please quote tour code EV4 when booking.

    5 Day Kakadu Twin Falls Trail

    The Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge to Twin Falls walk is a remote and beautiful bushwalk through the heart of Southern Kakadu. The walk is restricted, via permits, and you are guaranteed completed exclusivity. The walk follows Koolpin Creek and then crosses a plateau to join up with Twin Falls Creek on top of the Arnhem Land Escarpment.

    Expect to be walking over rock plateaus, through woodlands and to be camping in areas where very few people have camped before. The walk is untracked utilising a map and compass to navigate, giving you the opportunity to view amazing vistas from the top of the escarpment, swim in secluded pools and relax in cool, comfortable environments.

    Please quote tour code KTN5 when booking.

    6 Day Jatbula Trail Plus

    The 62km Jatbula Trail is the trip of a lifetime, giving you the opportunity to hike through Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) from the famous Nitmiluk Gorge to Leliyn / Edith Falls.

    Starting and Finishing at Darwin, this itinerary also includes local Katherine Experiences on the first day such as: Cultural Experience (at Top Didg) and a Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise.

    The Jatbula Trail is an ancient ‘Song Line’ used by the Jawoyn people. Overlooking the Seventeen Mile Valley and beyond, the trail features magnificent waterfalls tumbling from high sandstone escarpments, which feed into creeks surrounded by shady monsoon forests. The rock outcrops of the escarpment provide great opportunities to view stunning ancient rock art.

    You will hike between 10 to 17 kilometres per day, completely dependant of your campsite destinations. On arriving at the camp you are free to relax, swim, read and enjoy the beauty of your surrounds. Each campsite has its own water source, from a small babbling spring fed creek to a 30 metre high waterfall. Each afternoon brings about a different pool or spa to sit back and relax in.

    Please quote tour code JT5/6 when booking.

    6 Day Katherine Flora Daly Rivers Explorer

    Enjoy a six day safari through an undisturbed wilderness as you canoe up to 110 kilometres on the Katherine River to the upper reaches of the Daly River, both located south of Darwin, in the Katherine region. Follow an experienced guide as you explore this engaging landscape, where the tropical savannah forms a sanctuary for native wildlife. Spend time fishing in the clean waters, relax under the stars as you camp and see fascinating mineral formations and cascading waterfalls on this unique and memorable tour.

    Please quote tour code KD6 when booking.

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