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Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise provided by AAT Kings

Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise

Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise
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from HK$1,768.95 per adult
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Last updated: 6 Jul 2020
A note from Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise
Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays/wipes are available for guest distribution. Group sizes will be continuously reviewed to align with government recommended protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2230D23
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB, air conditioning and W/C • Professional Local Guide • Learn all about the spectacular Top End with your expert local guide • Pickup from selected Darwin hotels. Pick up locations appear in a drop down box at time of booking • 2 hour Nit Nit Dreaming Katherine Gorge Cruise • Lunch at Katherine Gorge in a setting overlooking the Katherine River; dietary needs catered for • Swimming opportunity at Edith Falls (conditions permitting) • Entry/Admission - Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drink unless stated
Duration
14h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. Please refer to your voucher for your hotel pick-up time or call AAT Kings on 1300 228 546. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the down list. If you wish to change your pick-up location, you must call AAT Kings at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the dropdown list, AAT Kings does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone AAT Kings to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB, air conditioning and W/C • Professional Local Guide • Learn all about the spectacular Top End with your expert local guide • Pickup from selected Darwin hotels. Pick up locations appear in a drop down box at time of booking • 2 hour Nit Nit Dreaming Katherine Gorge Cruise • Lunch at Katherine Gorge in a setting overlooking the Katherine River; dietary needs catered for • Swimming opportunity at Edith Falls (conditions permitting) • Entry/Admission - Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drink unless stated
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. Please refer to your voucher for your hotel pick-up time or call AAT Kings on 1300 228 546. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the down list. If you wish to change your pick-up location, you must call AAT Kings at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the dropdown list, AAT Kings does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone AAT Kings to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
14h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
During the booking process you will be required to choose your hotel pick-up details. If your hotel does not appear in the drop down list the supplier does not pick-up from your hotel and you will be required to contact the supplier to arrange a suitable alternative
Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on our tours providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle. Wheelchairs will be stored under the vehicle whilst in transit. If travelling with a wheelchair, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure your wheelchair can be accommodated.
If travelling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure the can be accommodated.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Special diertary requirements must be advised prior to travel to ensure your needs are catered for at lunch
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Adelaide River War Cemetery
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Edith Falls
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Nitmiluk Visitor Center
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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4.5
48 reviews
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NellieJ
1 contribution
NellieJ
Extremely disappointed in this tour. From the very start the pick up was half hour late by bus company,then trip to war cemetery ( which in itself was a beautifully maintained place of respect) was rushed, onto Edith falls where there was no time for swimming ( part of the tour highlights promoted) rushed onto lunch at the gorge ( very ordinary meal) then onto the cruise which was well done by the national parks guide then back onto bus for an extremely laborious trip back to Darwin via hotel at Pine Creek for a very rushed dinner.
15 hours in total for what was an hour & half on a boat at the gorge. Would not recommend this trip at all.
Written 6 May 2021
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Sarah J
Bairnsdale, Australia2 contributions
Great day!
May 2021 • Couples
Micheal our driver/guide was amazing.
So much knowledge to share.
He made sure to entertain us plenty as it was a long day.
We went to Edith Falls was a bit of a shame we didn't have enough time to go for a swim but I dipped my feet in & the water was amazing!
Katherine gorge is just wow. I have no words to describe it. It was breathtaking!
We even got to see a small croc just snoozing.
This tour is a definite must do! It I a long day but it's worth it
Written 5 May 2021
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AATKings_Sales_Team
Dear sarahj9571, Thanks for leaving a review of our Day trip to Katherine, and we are glad you enjoyed seeing the spectacular Katherine Gorge. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Top End. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
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Ana S
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
A wonderful sunny day
Apr 2021
Favourite part was of course the katherine gorge cruise! Weather was 36 degrees.
Do sit in the middle part of the boat as it gets hit the least with the heavy sun rays :)
It is a very long trip! So be aware! from what i remember, we left darwin at 7:30am ish and arrived back into darwin by 9:30pm. 14 hours total roughly. the lunch and dinner was great! (both included). unfortunately one of the falls we went to was closed due to sighting of crocodiles and so we didn't get to have a dip or swim.
Our guide Mark was super super friendly and thorough when he gave instructions. He was very enthusiastic and everyone loved his dad jokes, haha. Highly recommend this tour for anyone that is in Darwin!
Written 22 April 2021
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AATKings_Sales_Team
Dear Ana S, Thanks for reviewing our day trip to Katherine, and it sounds like you had an awesome time. The gorge is such a beautiful part of the Top End, and it definitely makes the long day worth it as we cover a lot of distance. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Top End and we look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
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Paddo707
Perth, Australia49 contributions
Excellent Tour (and bus driver/guide)
Feb 2020
Travelled to Katherine aboard a spotlessly clean modern bus with probably one of the most entertaining and accommodating drivers/guides we have had the pleasure of meetIng, Ben. Informed anecdotes about different areas we visited and suggested books to enhance our experience were very welcome and made the long drive much more enjoyable.
Lunch at the Nitmiluk Visitors centre was delicious, the cruise around the gorge was conducted by a very knowledgeable guide with a gentle sense of humour. Edith Falls was very relaxing and picturesque.
Overall an excellent excursion made all the more enjoyable by Ben.
Written 27 February 2020
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Hi Paddo707, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! Here at AAT Kings we take great pride in our modern fleet of coaches and our Driver guides, so to hear such comments about our Driver Ben is very humbling to see - we will be sure to let Ben know about your lovely review. Edith falls is stunning and we are so glad you enjoyed your time in Katherine Gorge. We hope to see you again, From the team here at AAT Kings.
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Priyanka Cheema
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
Long but fantastic day
Feb 2020
We had Garry for this tour and he picked us up promptly from our hotel. We returned around a half hour later than expected but this was not too much of an issue as Garry made a dinner stop on the way back at Emerald Springs. Our first stop was Edith Falls. It was a smaller than expected waterfall (possibly due to the low rainfall this wet season) but the highlight for me was definitely the kiosk at Edith Falls. They sell beautiful rock art and paintings that are done by a local Aboriginal boy. The paintings you can buy here are heaps cheaper than what you can get elsewhere. I definitely want to come on this tour again just to buy some of the artwork. The Katherine gorge cruise was wonderful and quite awe-inspiring. The boat driver for the cruise was great and knew a lot about the Aboriginal culture and the land. The provided lunch was a mixture of hot and cold food. It was substantial, delicious and even included crocodile!
Written 19 February 2020
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Hi Pche3675, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! Here at AAT Kings we take great pride in our Drivers, so to hear such comments about Driver Garry is lovely news. Katherine Gorge is a spectacular place and although it's a bit of a drive the culture you experience is remarkable; we are ecstatic that you enjoyed your time on tour with us and hope to see you again! Happy Travels, From the team at AAT Kings.
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JosieH8
Horsham, UK112 contributions
Beautiful gorge cruise
The gorge was beautiful and the 2 hour boat cruise was a great way to see it! Edith falls was also lovely and a great swimming opportunity however, it’s quite a swim to the waterfall from the entry point. Gordon was great at keeping us entertained on the drive. I’m not sure the cemetery stop was really needed. Lunch was very good, so much food! dinner stop on the way back was also super tasty! All together a good day.
Written 27 January 2020
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Hi JosieH8, Katherine Gorge is stunning and the cruise captures the true beauty perfectly. We are overjoyed that you had a great day with our Driver Gordon and he made sure you were entertained throughout the trip! We hope you enjoyed your time in the Top End and hope to see you travel with AAT Kings soon. All the best, from the team here at AAT Kings.
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Ann F
2 contributions
Fantastic fun
Jan 2020 • Friends
We had a great day on this tour. Even with the high humidity the bus was beautifully air conditioned and the swim at Edith falls was perfect. Warren was full of stories and info and was a delight to listen too. Great driver too. This is a long day so pack water sunscreen insect repellent and fly net! The gorges are something that even photos can’t do justice.
Written 25 January 2020
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Hi H9607WTannf, We appreciate that you've taken the time to write a review. Katherine Gorge is a phenomenal place and photos definitely don't do it justice - we are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your tour with us and that your driver Warren was delightful throughout your trip. Great Tip about the sunscreen and insect repellent! Happy travels, the team here at AAT Kings.
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Cy Z
1 contribution
Well worth it
Had a fantastic day on tour with Neil as our driver. He was happy, full of facts and fun and made the slower points of the day enjoyable.
The sights and stops along the tour are definitely as advertised, beautiful and peaceful!

Thanks again Neil
Written 28 October 2019
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Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We love to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with AAT Kings and our driver guide Neil. We'll be sure to pass on the compliments to Neil. We hope you return to the Top End and choose to travel with AAT Kings on your next Australian and/or New Zealand adventure. Happy travels, AAT Kings
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cavie71
Sydney, Australia152 contributions
Majestic
Well organised day...although it is a long one. We started at 6 and got back 21::30, it’s not a problem....as the day just flies.

Katherine Gorge is well worth the effort. I went then end of the dry season and it was beautiful...I’d love to see the contrast of the wet season.

Edith falls was good for a dip, the water was nice and fresh and broke the drive down nicely.

Neil, our driver provided good light-hearted commentary, which kept the drive interesting.

I’d definitely recommend getting the meal on the way back..it was good for a roadhouse, otherwise, there’s not too many options when you get back.
Written 26 October 2019
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Hi cavie71, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your experience with AAT Kings during your Katherine Gorge Cruise & Edith Falls Full Day Tour. We are pleased you took the opportunity to take a dip at Edith Falls - it is the perfect spot for a refreshing morning dip. Our current low water levels at Katherine Gorge certainly provide for great viewing - very majestic indeed. We hope to see you back in the Top End to experience the splendour of our Tropical Summer. Happy Travels, AAT Kings
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lindaE2670TV
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise
Sep 2019 • Friends
A fabulous tour.. fantastic driver Drew was knowledgeable with great customer service.. vehicle was super comfortable and amazing scenery. Hot lunch was delicious. It was a really long day as we expected but still very comfortable and not too exhausting. Gorge was spectacular and commentary on the cruise was very informative also. Highly recommend!!!
Written 7 September 2019
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Hi There, Thank you for leaving us such a great review! It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed the Katherine Gorge tour with us. We are very proud of our modern fleet and driver guides, so comments such as these are always great to hear, we will be sure to pass on your comments to Drew.
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