On the Nit Nit Dreaming cruise you will discover the cultural significance of the first 2 gorges to the traditional landowners - the Jawoyn People. Enjoy a journey of discovery through the magnificent Nitmiluk Gorge.
Prepare for a truly memorable experience as you travel through time and the 3 gorges of Nitmiluk Gorge. Marvel at the sheer rock face walls as the scenery becomes more striking as you head further into the Gorge. Freshen up with a swim and light refreshments before you return back to the Nitmiluk Boat Jetty.
The colours of the early morning awaken as you emerge into the first gorge. See the mist rising above the smooth water’s surface, hear the wildlife stirring from the night and breathe the crisp clean air. This cruise will allow passengers to discover the unspoiled beauty of the morning - a truly memorable start to the day and a photographer’s dream.
Sit back and relax as the tranquil surroundings transport you into a spiritual world of the Jawoyn culture and history. Discover the stories and ways of the Jawoyn people against the magnificent backdrop of the Nitmiluk Gorge, changing colour with the setting sun. Tour includes a three course candle light dinner, featuring fresh, local Australian produce cooked on board, and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Card and Cash bar available.
Canoe the iconic second and third gorge and fully immerse yourself in the beauty of Jawoyn Country. Take time to wade in the shallow pools between the first and second gorge or venture further up to Golden Falls to view ancient Jawoyn rock art in the third gorge. Single or double canoes may be hired at 08:00 or 12:30. Please make enquiries on booking
Explorers are free to paddle up to the fourth and fifth gorges and relax on the beaches of Smitt Rock. Take the time to explore walking trails or checkout the amazing vortex holes drilled into the rock at the to of the third gorge. Please make enquiries on booking
Overnight hire. This tour allows plenty of freedom in activities including swimming, photography, bush walking and exploring. Journey further than any Nitmiluk day tour on this2 day adventure and feel a spiritual connection as you venture away from the crowds in the tranquil and secluded 5th, 6th and 7th Gorge.
Nitmiluk Scenic Flights depart from the helipad located 3km from the Nitmiluk Centre within the spectacular Nitmiluk National Park. There are a variety of flights to choose from and all offer magnificent views from the air, with 'photo' or 'video' opportunities of Nitmiluk Gorge, the Arnhem Land escarpment and local wildlife.
Fly over all 13 Gorges then continue via the Katherine River into the rugged rock country of Nitmiluk National Park. Discover one of the most remote and beautiful waterfall swim sites in Australia. Enjoy a swim at this pristine wilderness rock pool, which is yours exclusively.
Turn back the clock as you depart the Nitmiluk helipad. Destination: 40,000 years ago. Fly deep into the heart of the Dreamtime to an amazing Jawoyn art site. Your guide will assist you in interpreting the artwork and the secrets of this ancient land. Enjoy a refreshing swim before flying back over the rugged stone country and all 13 Gorges on your return to the modern world.
Embrace the spirit of Nitmiluk as you fly back into the Dreamtime to an authentic Indigenous art site. Landing beneath rock escarpments at your first out-of-the-way site you will feel a deep connection to the land, its history and the traditional landowners - the Jawoyn people, as your pilot/guide explains the rock art to you. Swimming at your very own pristine waterfall at the next landing site is a highlight on this trip, the rock pool is exclusively yours, guaranteed!
Cultural Safari Tours
Visit a private Rock Art site reflecting on the ingenuity and knowledge that represents thousands of years of learning and observation adorning the gorge cliff faces. This cruise is not only educational but also interactive and can include basket weaving, didjeridoo playing, spear throwing and storytelling. There is also an opportunity for a refreshing swim.