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Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise

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Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise

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icon14 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Take a full-day detour from Darwin to explore the beautiful natural playground of Katherine Gorge. Cruise between ancient sandstone cliffs for an up-close perspective of Aboriginal rock art and crocodiles lounging on the riverbanks. Take a dip in a natural swimming hole at the base of Edith Falls, and recharge with a delicious picnic lunch. Get a glimpse of local cattle culture on a coach tour of Katherine, and pass through the historic gold mining town of Pine Creek.
  • Katherine Gorge day tour from Darwin
  • Visit Adelaide River War Cemetery
  • Take a swim at Edith Falls
  • Delicious lunch
  • Enjoy a 2-hour cruise through Katherine Gorge
  • See crocodiles sunning on the banks of the river
  • Tour the township of Katherine the hub of the cattle and farming industries

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This comprehensive coach tour visits Katherine’s top sights and includes a cruise on Katherine Gorge.
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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)
Gratuities
Food and drink unless stated

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6:00 AM
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.
Nestled in the rocky wilderness of Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine Gorge is one of the Northern Territory’s natural treasures. After early morning pickup at your Darwin hotel, travel via comfortable coach approximately 3 hours inland while your knowledgeable guide shares commentary on the passing landscape. Stop to stretch your legs and pay tribute to fallen World War II soldiers at the Adelaide River War Cemetery. 

Once inside the park, take a refreshing swim in the natural rock pool at the base of Edith Falls (weather conditions permitting). Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the serene and picturesque surroundings. 

In the afternoon, embark on a 2-hour cruise down the river that winds between the sheer sandstone cliffs of Katherine Gorge. Learn about the area’s geologic history from your guide, and catch a glimpse of ancient Aboriginal rock art on the gorge walls. Keep an eye out for native wildlife including turtles, colorful birds and even crocodiles sunning on the riverbanks!

Hop back on the coach for a brief tour of the township of Katherine, heart of the Northern Territory’s cattle and agricultural industries. On the return drive to Darwin, pass through the historic gold mining town of Pine Creek and stop in Adelaide Creek for dinner at a local restaurant (own expense). Your full-day tour concludes with drop-off at your Darwin hotel in the evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Adelaide River War Cemetery
• Stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, dedicated to those who lost their lives in the north of Australia during WWII
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Edith Falls
Visit Leliyn (Edith Falls), where during the dry season you can take a refreshing swim in the waterhole beneath the falls
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nitmiluk Visitor Center
Enjoy lunch here and browse through the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre and see photographs, memorabilia and traditional Aboriginal artefacts
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
On your two-hour cruise through the 70-metre-high sandstone walls of Katherine Gorge, keep your eyes peeled for freshwater crocodiles, wonderful birdlife and amazing scenery.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
  • OPERATED BY AAT Kings
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise.

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Traveller Tips


  • "Good tour guide but unnecessary stop at Pines Creek on the way to gorge." See review
  • "Very long day, home at 9pm but was worth it.!" See review
  • "Suggest offer an "express tour" with coffee/drinks/ snacks/ lunch packs on board..allow for toilet breaks of course, with the sole destination being the gorges!" See review

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star-4
Katherine Gorge &...
STEPHEN_G
, Aug. 2022
Katherine Gorge & Adelaide River War Cementry. The Bus Driver/Tour Guide was a bit hard to understand and didn’t talk a lot going down to Katherine about some of the area. Having approx 50 people on the tour I suggest you need a tour guide and a bus driver as difficult to hear the driver, especially when they are driving as well. The bus air conditioner was leaking water on the way home which made the trip less then ideal.
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2022
Hi there, can you please email sales@aatkings.com.au with your day of departure so we can flag the air conditioner issue with our operations team in Darwin ? Thanks, Jacob from AAT Kings
star-5
Katherine Day Trip from Darwin
Vicky_W
, Jul. 2022
We had a wonderful tour with a most informative commentary from Pram. The boat trip to gorges 1 & 2 was very pleasant and the scenery unbelievable. We visited at the end of the dry season so the gorges were much less impressive than they would be early in the season but nevertheless a really great experience. Both Pram, our driver, and the guide at the gorge were excellent.
star-5
Great day out
Jill_W
, Jul. 2022
Pickup from the allocated hotel was on time and efficient. Staff were friendly. Coach driver was informative. Landscape amazing. Buffet lunch at the gorge was generous and tasty. The absolute stunner of the day was the boat cruise of the gorge. Photos do not reflect the majesty and serenity of the place. The tour guide and staff were informative and friendly.
star-5
Great experience, the...
Craig_E
, Jul. 2022
Great experience, the driver was very good and the day ran on schedule. I would recommend this tour.
star-3
The good and the bad
Helen_A
, Jul. 2022
The cruise itself was very good, great guide, informative and friendly. Great views very scenic . The drive was very long and the other stops were not very interesting. Lunch was disappointing, no lasagna left, only salads were left. The fish offered was unsatisfactory .Dinner was quite unacceptable , pitstop at a service station
star-5
Great experience
Susie_D
, Jul. 2022
The best part of our tour was of course the cruise up the Gorge. The cliffs were amazing and the commentary was very Informative. Great stories and some were rather funny.
star-4
Loved the cruise , the...
Cheryl_C
, Jul. 2022
Loved the cruise , the gorges are amazing . Had a swim at Edith falls. Met some lovely people, coach very comfortable and plenty of comfort stops
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Thank you so much Cheryl, we appreciate you taking the time to provide a review of your time in Katherine Gorge. AAT Kings
star-3
Pick up place stuff up!
Benjamin_V
, Jul. 2022
My father and I were supposed to be picked up at 6am...they confused our pick up destination and there was no number to call when they werent there by 630am. They finally called us at 6:40...came back to pick us up...we were now the last on the bus and my father and i couldnt sit together as there was no 2 seaters left. My father is hard of hearing so heard absolutely nothing from the tour guide on the bus! The bus ride is more than half the day ...so not getting to sit next to each other, dad not being able to hear really dampened our experience and it wouldnt have happened if the bus picked us up on time! Experiences were amazing however i suggest you just hire a car and drive there yourself!
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
We are sorry to read about your pick-up experience and are constantly reviewing operational efficiencies to ensure things like this are avoided in future. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Top End
star-5
Definitely worth the early start
jan_r
, Jul. 2022
The Gorge definitely we had the most magic weather to go with it it seems surreal looking at the rock formations
star-5
Great tour
Larisa_L
, Jul. 2022
The tour was excellent, our tour guide Mark was great, lunch was very nice. The Katherine Gorge is must see place
star-4
The gorge worth seeing
Jennifer_H
, Jul. 2022
Katherine Gorge was amazing. Our driver/guide Mark was excellent however only draw back was the lack of leg room on the bus which was full to capacity & seats really close. Also I guess owing to the distance the tour seemed quite rushed.
star-5
Stunning.
Bernadette_K
, Jun. 2022
This tour is a very long day but really worth it. Mark our guide for the day was very knowledgeable. The Katherine Gorge is stunning.
star-5
Excellent
Gabby_R
, Jun. 2022
Fabulous day trip. Covered everything informative and fun. Guide was awesome, lunch and gorge were excellent
star-5
Wonderful experience
Constantina_K
, Jun. 2022
Outstanding tour. Very safe female driver. Very informative. Lovely big bus. The Katherine Gorge is a must see place. All absolutely Lovely.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you so much, we are so glad that your enjoyed your time with us to Katherine Gorge Jacob from AAT Kings
star-5
Best tour in NT
Julie_F
, Jun. 2022
The goege. People. Tour guide was awesome with all the knowledge was unable to unload photos wish I could to show you the awesome time had
star-4
Be prepared for a long...
Alwyn_B
, Jun. 2022
Be prepared for a long day! Well worth the long drive. I had a refreshing dip at Edith falls. As time is short on this long excursion, our Guide and Driver, Rebecca suggested at the stop prior to the Falls, to get ready and put our bathers to maximise our time in the water. Tip appreciated! Katherine Gorge is stunning. The cruise commentary interesting. The only negative: I think those requiring wheelchairs should be discouraged from going on to the second gorge. The whole group had to wait ages in the heat and humidity while one man and his wife negotiated the rocks in each direction, even stopping for a rest on the way back without a thought for anyone else. This caused us to be very late back, not getting to our Hotel much before 2200hrs. (After an early pick up @0615, a very long day! We felt for our driver too!) However, all in all, a fabulous day trip!
star-3
This company is good at...
Deborah_R
, Jun. 2022
This company is good at moving masses of people, not giving tours. We'll with a visit to Katherine gorge and Edith falls. Would find another tour company.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Hi Debora - many thanks for your review and we are sorry to read you weren't happy with your overall experience. We do pride ourselves on delivering memorable experiences on our Day Tours, especially showcasing some of the best places to visit in Australia. If you could please email us with a bit more detail at sales@aatkings.com.au we would like to look into this further. Kind Regards, Jacob from AAT Kings
star-5
Magical
Mary_C
, May 2022
This tour is highly recommended, it’s a big day but we’ll worth it. AAT kings were great, just need a bit more time at Edith Falls and for lunch at the Nitmiluk National Park both were a little rushed but other wise a fantastic day, Katherine gorge is magnificent
star-5
Great adventure!
Bob_V
, May 2022
The trip was well organised & the driver was friendly, professional & had a good sense of humour. Great to see the stunning Katherine Gorge. Well worth the long day!
star-4
Enjoyable
James_N
, May 2022
Swimming at Edith Falls very good, coach driver knowledgeable however that's a lot of kilometres in one day from Darwin. My personal preference would be wet season for the gorge. Total walking about and kilometre however not to hard.

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