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Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise

By: AAT Kings
  • Discover Katherine Gorge, one of the Northern Territory’s natural treasures
  • See the gorge, its wildlife, and Aboriginal rock art during a river cruise
  • Swim at Edith Falls, tour Katherine, and see Pine Creek, a gold mining town
Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise
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Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise
Explore the natural wonders of the Katherine Gorge on a full-day tour from Darwin. Visit a natural swimming hole at Edith Falls, take a boat cruise for a look at crocodiles and Aboriginal rock art on sandstone cliffs, pass through the historical gold rush town of Pine Creek, and tour Katherine by bus. Leave the navigation and long drive to the pros, and take in the sights with ease.
What to Expect

After early morning pickup at your Darwin hotel, travel inland for about three hours to Katherine Gorge, located in Nitmiluk National Park. Relax in the comfortable bus and stop briefly at Adelaide River War Cemetery, a burial place for World War II soldiers. 

When you reach the park, cool off at crocodile-free Edith Falls (conditions permitting) and enjoy a picnic lunch. Next, take a 2-hour scenic cruise on the river that cuts through Katherine Gorge. Learn about the region’s geology and Aboriginal history, look for ancient Aboriginal rock art, and perhaps spot crocodiles, turtles, and colorful birds.

Then tour the township of Katherine by bus, hearing about the Northern Territory’s cattle and agricultural industries before heading back to Darwin via Pine Creek, an atmospheric gold mining town. 

Make a short stop to purchase dinner in Adelaide River, then end your tour with drop-off at your Darwin hotel in the evening.

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Reviewed yesterday
Long day

I think if I did this again I would hire a car and stay overnight as the bus we were on was old and a tight squeeze if you arent slim. The trip up the gorge was great but thats all, I was glad to...More

Thank Maree D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Long Day but so worthwhile

Start at 6am back to Hotel 9.30pm. Relaxing in the bus with all our cares taken care of. Our Guide was informative, stopping first at Adelaide River war cementry, morning tea at emerald springs ( the biggest scones your ever seen - yum yum). Then...More

Thank ellabella498
Reviewed 8 July 2018
Recent holiday

The AAT Kings staff were great and the tour was great. It's a long day but we knew that and were prepared for it. The coach was very comfortable and we would highly recommend it.

Thank thesproxos
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile
Good tour but not worth the high price

The tour guides were fantastic, they can’t be faulted. The Katherine Gorge is a must see but when you get there you go on a boat with other members of the public. This would be ok except that we were last to board the boat...More

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 June 2018
Highly recommend this trip. It was a long day but a great experience, well worth it

What a great experience, we were picked up early and even though it was a long journey, we had so many interesting stops along the way and saw so much that we would of missed if we had hired a car ourselves. The tour was...More

2  Thank helen s
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23 April 2018|
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Response from Simon J | Reviewed this property |
So we got picked up about 6am and arrive back around 9:00/9:30pm I think. The actual Gorge Tour was from 1pm til 3pm. You stop for a coffee (and scone) along the way and back at the same place for dinner. I used the bus... More