Malappar Traveller

A fun canoeing adventure for inexperienced canoeists – perfect for a family outing!

Approximately 4.5 hours- AM experience: 8am – 12:30pm – PM experience: 1pm – 5:30pm


Daily, early June to October


Double canoe: $99.00 per person *doubles canoes must carry 2 adventurers*
Single canoe: $109.00 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.

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.


  • 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.


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