Tour ID: 10061498
This tour is approximately 14 hours long but is will pass by quickly due to the ever changing scenery & activities. You will swim beneath waterfalls, stroll through the bush, admire the extroidinary colours, learn about the history & culture, and not to forget the beautiful flora & fauna.
This tour takes you from Darwin to Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls, taking in the rugged landscapes, the dramatic waterfalls and the lush green gorges, all surrounded in an abundance of exquisite native flora and fauna.
Departing at 6:30 AM Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from your Darwin accommodation, you will leave the CBD and travel south through some spectacular tropical landscapes. Passing the former World War II airstrips towards the Adelaide River, you’ll make a short stop at the poignant Adelaide River War Cemetery. This site has been dedicated to all those killed in the 1940s air raids that hit Darwin.
Continuing on through the rich, rugged landscapes to Edith Falls, you’ll stop for a refreshing swim, stroll or a little rest and relaxation in the pandana and paperbark fringed plunge pool beneath the falls. After a sumptuous lunch in picture perfect surrounds, you will join a breathtakingly scenic two-hour cruise through the magnificent Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. While meandering lazily through this spectacular region, keep your eyes peeled for freshwater crocodiles as they smile and sun themselves on the banks of the river, or pop up in the water every now and then to gaze at you with their prehistoric eyes. There is a plethora of colourful, noisy birdlife to view that all call this wonderful region home. Your tour of the first of the two gorges will take you past sheer, rich ochre rock walls and will require a short walk to reach the second gorge.
Katherine Gorge is made up of a network of thirteen gorges, precision carved by mother nature and the Katherine River, from billion-year-old sandstone. The Indigenous culture and Dreamtime legends in this region are strong and resilient and there are many Indigenous rock art sites to see throughout this park. This haven is a dream come true for nature lovers, with its craggy landscapes, thunderous waterfalls and lush green tropical gorges all providing a perfect habitat for an abundance of flora and fauna.
As you enjoy your drive back through Katherine – the heart of the region’s farming and cattle country - you’ll travel via Pine Creek; an historically significant gold mining town. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy your evening break, where you may purchase a delicious dinner in the quaint town of Emerald Springs, before returning and arriving at your Darwin accommodation at about 8:30 pm. Don’t forget to bring your camera for that picturesque photo opportunity!
Hotel pickup and dropoff, Katherine Gorge Cruise, local guide, lunch, travel on air conditioned luxury coach
Dinner in Emerald Springs
Full Day - approx 14 hours
6:30 AM Mon, Wed, Sat
8.30pm approximately to Darwin
This tour departs at 6.30am on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from Darwin. Hotel pickups are available prior to this time (selected hotels only).
Please note that reconfirmation is still required prior to departure as per your travel documentation.
- Water Bottle
Children between the ages of 2-15 years will be applicable for child rates. Children under 2 years are considered infants and travel free of charge when seated on a parent or guardians lap.
Children under 7 years cannot be seated in the first 2 rows of the tour vehicle. Child seats are unable to be used.
Note: A reasonable level of mobility is required. Seasonal conditions may affect inclusions from time to time.
Pensioner Fares apply to Australian and New Zealand Pension Card holders, Australian Senior Card holders, and full-time Australian Students.
Adelaide River and Katherine Gorge
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