All canoe adventure tours begin with a scenic journey by boat through Nitmiluk's first gorge before canoeists take to the waters to explore the second gorge and beyond. Tours are self guided and participants are required to carry their canoes between gorges should they wish to go further than the second gorge.  All guests are asked to be at the jetty 30 minutes prior to departure.


This tour allows plenty of freedom in activities including swimming, photography, bush walking and exploring. Feel a spiritual connection as you venture away from the crowds in the tranquil and secluded 5th, 6th and 7th Gorge. The first designated overnight campsite is the 5th gorge, which is approximately 9kms from the Visitors Centre. A very high level of fitness is required for this tour.

TRAVEL NOTES: A camping permit from Parks and Wildlife is essential for overnight hire - please email after making your tour booking to secure your campsite. Permits are limited and pre-booking is recommended. Camping is not permitted outside the designated camp sites at the 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th Gorge. Wood fires are also not permitted, however gas and spirit burners may be used. All guests participating in the overnight canoe hire require a high level of fitness as you are required to port the canoes between each of the Gorges. Depending on river levels this could be for up to an hour at a time, keeping in mind that the canoes have a dry weight between 18 - 26 kilograms each. Guests must provide all your own camping gear, and food and water.

SEASONAL*: During the months of approximately December – May, canoe hire does not operate for safety reasons, due to poor weather and perilous river conditions. The canoeing season will recommence once Parks and Wildlife have completed their annual safety and crocodile survey. For further information please speak to our reservations team. 

CASH DEPOSIT: A $60.00 refundable cash deposit or pre-authorisation per canoe on the day is required at the start of your session hire. This can be done either on the morning at the Nitmiluk Canoe Shed (located at the Main Jetty), or the day prior at any Nitmiluk Kiosk - Visitors Centre, Cicada Lodge (for in-house guests), or Jatti Poolside Bistro. Cash deposits are refunded once you have returned no later than your allocated time, with no damage to Nitmiluk product. Pre-authorisation will release automatically after 7 days

AGE RESTRICTIONS: Children under the age of 5 years are not permitted to canoe due to safety regulations. Children aged between the ages of 6 – 12 years MUST be accompanied by an adult in a double canoe.

This tour is subject to river levels and conditions. Alcohol is not permitted.

Bookings essential, spaces are limited.