Located in Nitmiluk National Park, this mighty gorge is home to the Katherine River, where you can sail, canoe, or kayak through the gorge and take in its wonderful sites.

From aboriginal rock art to sandy beaches, there is plenty of things to do in Katherine Gorge and surrounding areas.

Things to Do in Katherine Gorge

Here are the best ways to see Katherine Gorge…

Top Attraction: Katherine Gorge Cruise

Seeing the gorge at first light was beautiful and we highly recommend you do that cruise. The Katherine Gorge cruise takes you deep into the network of waterways that flow through the Katharine Gorge.

Canoe or Kayak Katherine Gorge

Definitely, make a day of it and paddle into the second gorge, which I found the most beautiful.

Walk to Barrawei Lookout, Nitmiluk National Park

Do the 3.2km loop walk up to the lookout which offers great views over the gorge. You can do the shorter walk taking a steep climb up to Barrawei Lookout from the Katherine River and back down again.

Check Out Katherine Gorge Sunset with the Fruit Bats

If you’re staying in Nitmiluk National Park, in the evening at sunset walk down to where the tour boats leave from and view the hundreds of fruit bats flying over the river.

Go Camping in Katherine Gorge

Nitmiluk Caravan Park is the perfect place to stay right near the entrance to Katherine Gorge, about a 30-minute drive from the town of Katherine.

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