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Itinerary

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.

Locations visited
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Gorge
Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Tour includes lunch and round-trip transportation from your Darwin hotel
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Very Long Day

This is a large group tour...you're on a big bus. We were picked up around 6am and didn't get dropped off until about 10pm...so be prepared for a very long day. The vast majority of the day is on the bus. We enjoyed the commentary...More

Thank Climber710584
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Good Day

Good day, fairly new bus, with comfortable seats. Excellent driver/guide, highlight was the cruise. It was a long day. We had a very nice buffet lunch, maybe a hot drink and sandwich on the return trip instead of the cooked meal, would have enabled an...More

Thank Rodjordan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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

1  Thank Maree D
Reviewed 7 August 2018
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.

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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
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