Owned by the Jawoyn Aboriginal people, the 292,008 hectare Nitmiluk National Park is jointly managed with the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory.
The deep 13 gorge system carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River is the central attraction of the area which creates a wonderful ‘natural playgound’ for many activities and the perfect place to use as a base to explore the broad valleys, rocky country, and significant cultural sites.
The park’s main entrance is located 30Km Northeast of Katherine via a sealed road. Keep an eye out for wallabies who haven’t yet learned the road rules.
When to visit
The most comfortable time to visit is from May to September when temperatures are a little cooler and rainfall is limited. September to May is wet season when flooding may restrict some activities and possibly prevent access to the park.
About Nitmiluk National Park
For thousands of years, Nitmiluk has been the home of the Jawoyn Aboriginal people, providing an abundance of water and food. Today it’s a living testament of ancient Aboriginal culture with ancient art and artefacts showcasing the rich history of the Jawoyn people.
Whether you are a day tripper, have a few days to sample what Nitmiluk has to offer, or you have time to truly immerse yourself in the natural beauty and culture of Nitmiluk Gorge, we welcome you to enjoy unique experiences and a deep connection to this spectacular land and its people.
No matter how long you come for, Nitmiluk National Park is well worth the visit!