Katherine Gorge set deep within the stone country of Nitmiluk National Park is a dramatic setting. The towering rock wall ramparts above the Katherine River, ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, prolific birdlife and a boat journey into the 'never never' land highlight the grandeur of this spectacular gorge. Edith Falls cascading down the sheer rock wall face into a paperbark encompassed plunge pool, Pine Creek historic town and the Adelaide River War Cemetery offer amazing contrasts in a powerful outback land.
Highlights of this tour
Head south out of Darwin on the Stuart Highway
Endless outback scrub and WWII air strips
Take a break at Adelaide River - perhaps a light or cooked country breakfast (own expense)
Visit Adelaide River War Cemetery - a memorial of the Darwin air raids in the 1940's
Wallabies can usually be seen in this area
Travel the western side of Nitmiluk National Park to superb Edith Falls
Time for a swim in the waterhole below the falls (conditions permitting) or relax on the grassy banks
Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Katherine Gorge Visitors Centre in Nitmiluk National Park
Nitmiluk National Park - take a two hour guided tour and scenic cruise through Katherine Gorge
Look for freshwater crocodiles on the banks
After the first gorge there is a short walk along the side to the second gorge
Marvel at the stark, sheer, richly coloured escarpments of the Katherine Gorge canyon
Tour through the outback township of Katherine - the third largest in the Territory
Stop at Adelaide River for dinner (own expense) - perhaps try the local delicacy 'Barra and chips'