Kuluyampi Explorer – Journey Beyond

Journey beyond the first and second gorges on a full day canoeing adventure

Approximately 9.5 hours- 8am to 5:30pm


Daily, early June – October


Double canoe*: $119.00 per person *doubles canoes must carry 2x adventurers*
Single canoe: $139.00 per person


Begin with a scenic boat cruise through the first gorge before you take to the waters to explore the second gorge and beyond by canoe.

Suitable for ages 6+, there are double canoes available so children can share with an adult.

On this self-guided adventure, you can travel at your own pace, admiring the stunning scenery and local wildlife. Take a picnic to enjoy on the riverbanks and cool off with a swim at one of the many swimming spots along the way.

Experienced canoeists will make it to the end of the fourth and fifth gorges.

Be sure to check out the lush hanging gardens with an almost rainforest-like atmosphere – a great place to have a break and enjoy some cool shade.

Discover the crystal clear rockpools and waterfalls, pandanus trees and grasslands.

Paddling back in the late afternoon is a magical time in the gorges where the sunlight starts to change and the sandstone escarpments reveal deep red and orange hues – the ideal way to end a fantastic day of adventure.


  • Cruise of the first gorge
  • Canoe hire
  • Life jacket hire


  • Children under 6 years not permitted due to safety regulations

  • Children aged 6-12 years MUST share a double canoe with an adult

  • You will be required to carry canoes (18-26Kg) between gorges, so a moderate level of fitness is required to participate
  • Canoe hire is subject to weather and river conditions. For safety reasons, canoe hire is not available approximately November to June. For more information speak to our friendly Reservations team

  • Nitmiluk Gorge is located 30kms from Katherine Township along Giles St/ Gorge Road.

  • Boarding/Registration is 30 minutes prior to departure at the Nitmiluk Boat Jetty

Bring with you

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Protective clothing
  • Suitable footwear for walking on uneven ground
  • Insect Repellent
  • Swimsuit
  • Snacks/lunch
  • Plenty of drinking water

Double Canoes are for 2 Pax.

1 Person can not book a Double Canoe

Single Canoes is for 1 Pax.


Awesome scenery

We did the dawn cruise and it was amazing. The small walk between the 2 gorges offers some rock art and is a good break between the boat rides. Our guide was excellent and told us all about the cultural and geological aspects of the gorge.

RodCin, TripAdvisor