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Dawn Tour

7am daily departure, May - October
  • $108.50
  • Children (6 - 15 years inclusive) $54.50

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 before and breathe in the crisp clean air. This cruise allows passengers to discover the unspoiled beauty of the morning - a truly memorable start to the day.  

Prior to departing on this two gorge cruise a light snack is served.  Depending on the time of year it may still be dark prior to boarding, which adds to the anticipation of what lies ahead. The cruise requires guests to walk between the first and second gorge prior to boarding another boat that takes you into the second largest gorge in the gorge system.

The view between the two gorges is spectacular at this time of day. The awakening sun coming through the cliffs highlights the large rock faces on both sides, and it’s a beautiful contrast to the calm waters. 

It’s a really magical time of the day and the incredibly soft lighting is a photographer’s dream. What an amazing way to bring in the start of the day, you are the only boat on the water and you have the beautiful gorge to yourself.

  • Two gorge experience
  • Tea & coffee and a snack prior to departure


Bring with you



Protective clothing

Insect repellent

On board the vessel

Drinking water

Toilet facilities

  • This tour is subject to weather and river conditions and will operate with a minimum of 12 passengers
  • Children: 5yrs (inclusive) and under = FOC / 6 – 15yrs (inclusive) = child rate / 16yrs (inclusive) and over = adult rate
  • There are steps and walks (uneven natural and/or man made paths) of approx 400m each way, please wear appropriate footwear and be always aware of your surroundings. Those with mobility issues are welcome to stay at the crossover; otherwise we do not recommend participating on this tour.

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

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For our guides, a trip along the river means so much more than just a tour.

We are very fortunate to have guides who are incredibly passionate, experienced and professional, with an intimate knowledge and understanding of the Katherine River’s year cycle and wildlife. The Nitmiluk Guides will provide you with in-depth, memorable experiences and factual information to enhance your visit beyond your expectations.

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