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.
Head south out of Darwin on the Stuart Highway
Endless outback scrub and WWII air strips
Adelaide River - perhaps a light or cooked country breakfast (own expense)
Visit Adelaide River War Cemetery - memorial of the Darwin air raids
Wallabies can usually be seen in this area
Look for kytes soaring overhead, cockatoos, brolgas and jabirus
Look for massive roadtrains
Historic Pine Creek Railway Station and town
Visit superb Edith Falls there's time for a swim in the waterhole
Tour the outback township of Katherine - the third largest in the Territory
Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Katherine Gorge Visitors Centre
Take a guided 2 hour scenic cruise through Katherine Gorge
Look for freshwater crocodiles on the banks
After the first gorge theres a short walk along the side to the second gorge
Marvel at the stark, sheer, coloured escarpments of the Katherine Gorge canyon
Look for birdlife and plants along the gorge escarpment
Stop at Adelaide River for dinner (own expense)
Perhaps try the local delicacy ' Barra and chips'.
NOTE: The 2013 - 2014 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014. The 2014 - 2015 season rates commence on the 1st April 2014.
BOOKED DATE: Tuesday 20 November 2012
"How did you find the experience overall?
Well timed, Good organised
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Your team did a very Good Job
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On your experience did you feel like a valued customer?
Very much so
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This tour visits Katherine Gorge
Operates: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday May to Oct and Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Nov to Apr.
Full Day Tour
Child prices are applicable for children aged between 4-14 years. Adult fares apply to persons 15 years and over. Children 3 years and under are free if not occupying a seat (ie. must sit on parent's/carer's lap). If a seat is required, child fare applies.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
A reasonable level of mobility is required. Our itinerary is subject to seasonal conditions. Comfortable Clothing
Rates are valid from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013.
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"Hi we had a fantastic time. The employees, food, cruise we had the best experience we have had in a long time would recommend to anyone and we hope do go again.
The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
"This is a really well organised tour. An absolute great time was had by all 21 of us on this tour. I was travelling on my own and really enjoyed sharing this experience with other people. "Wombat" our guide did a fantastic job of cooking, giving info and driving, an absolute star !!
Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
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