When the Jawoyn people first won back Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) in 1989, many people feared they would close the gorge to tourism.
But this was far from our minds. We have always been happy to share our country and show people how much it means to us.
Our elders set out a vision to oversee Nitmiluk and manage all tourist operations in the park. From this vision, Nitmiluk Tours was born.
Nitmiluk Tours is 100 per cent Jawoyn owned. It runs the visitor information centre, boat and canoe operations, the campground and the high-end, eco-resort Cicada on the banks of the gorge’s Katherine River. It also runs operations at Leliyn (Edith Falls).
Through Nitmiluk Tours, we put money back into the Jawoyn Association to fund important services and programs, and support employment and training in tourism and land management.
Tourism Top End
The Katherine Region incorporates Katherine, Douglas & Daly River regions, Timber Creek & Victoria River and Borroloola & The Gulf region. Explore famous Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, great fishing, hidden natural wonders and a rich indigenous and pioneering history. The region stretches from the Gulf of Carpentaria to the West Australia border.
Parks & Wildlife (Nitmiluk)
You'll be drawn to the majestic beauty and sheer size of the spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge.
Located on the lands of the Jawoyn people, rock art sites dot the park and dreaming stories bring the silent gorge walls to life.
You can learn about the Jawoyn people's association with the land at the Nitmiluk Centre or by taking a boat cruise of the first few gorges.
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