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Malappar Traveller

Approximately 4.5 hours- AM experience: 8am - 12:30pm - PM experience: 1pm - 5:30pm
Daily, early June to October
  • Double canoe: $75.50 per person *doubles canoes must carry 2 adventurers*
  • Single canoe: $86.00 per person

You will commence this cruise with a scenic journey by boat through Nitmiluk's first gorge before canoeists take to the waters to explore the second gorge and beyond. 

The boat ride through the first gorge introduces you to the Jawoyn culture and natural surrounds. This is a great tour for families looking for a little bit more. Children aged six and over can join this tour in a double canoe with an adult.

Following a small walk on a rocky path to the canoe launch area be prepared for the adventure to really begin. Exploring the gorge system at a relaxed pace, you will have ample time to admire the scenery and wildlife. Enjoy a picnic on the shaded river banks or cool off with a swim in the alluring waters of the second or third gorge. 

On this self-guided canoe adventure you will no doubt be drawn into the lush hanging gardens. This is a fertile section of the gorge with an almost rainforest-like atmosphere. Enjoy the shade and cooling atmosphere from the green foliage. 

Adventurers 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. Fellow canoeists tip: you might want to carry some snacks with you for a mid morning snack! Just remember to bring any container or wrapping back with you.



Please ensure that you are sun smart and wear a shirt, hat and sunscreen, and wear mosquito repellent to protect yourself. Take along plenty of water and keep personal belongings to a minimum. Please be mindful that river levels do decrease over the course of the Dry Season, therefore porterage may be longer than anticipated. A moderate level of fitness is recommended to participate. Weight of canoes are 18kgs for single hire and 26kgs for double hire. Single or double canoes may be hired at 8:00am or 1:00pm. 


During the months of approximately November / 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. 


A $50.00 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.


Children 5 years and under are not permitted to canoe due to safety regulations. Children aged between the ages of 6 – 12 years MUST be accompanied by an adult.


Great way to spend an afternoon

A half day trip canoeing in the gorge with a boat trip up the river to the start point and the opportunity to swim from the river bank if you wish. Really peaceful in the gorge, lucky enough to see some freshwater crocs as well. We loved this trip.
trudymus, TripAdvisor

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