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Nit Nit Dreaming Two Gorge Tour

Duration 
2hrs
Availability 
Apr – 31 Oct Daily 09:00, 11:00 and 14:00 // Nov– Mar Daily 09:00 and 14:00
Prices 
  • ​Adult $95.00 (until 31 Mar 20) - $97.00 (from 1 Apr 20 until 31 Mar 21)
  • Children $48.00 (until 31 Mar 20) - $49.00 (from 1 Apr 20 until 31 Mar 21)
Overview 

Departing several times a day the Nit Nit dreaming cruise is one of our most popular tours. A boat will take you to the end of the first gorge, where you will experience the beauty of the large boulders, rock pools and sands that make up the crossover to the second gorge. 

Along the way cultural guides will share their knowledge about plants, animals, dreamtime stories and culture. Surrounded by the limestone escarpment, the scenery is second to none. Immerse yourself in the cultural significance and geology of the park - discover historical facts, such as how the river has been named.

The first two gorges are the longest ones in the 13 gorge system. The tours operate all year round, resulting in a dynamic experience depending on what season you visit. You will never get tired of the changing landscapes, from higher water levels and abundant vegetation in the wet season to exposed rock and clear blue skies in the dry season. Learn about why the entrance to the first gorge is referred to as Nitmiluk and the second gorge is called the Blue Winged Kookaburra.

The walk between the first and second gorge is a man made uneven path approximately 400m in length. We do recommend wearing closed-in non-slip walking shoes. There are about 70 stairs on the path in total and those sections all have handrails. 

The second gorge is the second longest, at 2.4 km in length. The Jawoyn people believe the rainbow serpent ‘Bolung’ resides in the deep green pools of the second gorge and Dreamtime says ‘Bolung’ created the gorge. The escarpment walls on both sides exude a strong spirituality which unlikely you will not feel. 

The hanging gardens is a section of the gorge with an almost rainforest-like atmosphere. Water seeps through the natural sandstone structure to provide a lush green garden all year round. This area is protected from the harsh sunlight, adding to the cooling effect.

This tour is a great insight into Nitmiluk, where you will learn from our passionate tour guides. There’s always something new to discover on every tour

Inclusions 
  • Two gorge boat cruise
  • Guided commentary
Notes 

 

Bring with you

Hat

Sunscreen

Protective clothing

Insect repellent

On board the vessel

Drinking water

Toilet facilities

  • Additional departures may be available during our peak season – please enquire with our reservations team 
  • This tour is subject to weather and river conditions and will operate with a minimum of 6 passengers
  • Children: 5yrs (inclusive) and under = FOC / 6 – 15yrs (inclusive) = child rate / 16yrs (inclusive) and over = adult rate
  • There are steps and walks of approx 400m each way, please wear appropriate footwear. Those with mobility issues are welcome to stay at the crossover; otherwise we do not recommend participating on this tour.
Reviews 

A beautiful way to spend the morning

We did the 2 gorge cruise and it was beautiful. The tour guide was a local Indigenous man who was very knowledgeable and generous in sharing in his culture and people’s history. 
Lindseyl528, TripAdvisor

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Guides 

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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