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The Nitmiluk Gorge The Grand Canyon of Australia

Australia’s answer to the Grand Canyon is Nitmiluk Gorge (formerly Katherine Gorge), located close to the town of the same name. It’s actually a series of 13 gorges spread across some the most rugged and spectacular landscapes in the country, with rapids, waterfalls and stunning cliff faces. Canoeing heaven!

Top attractions

Scuba Diving

Canoe tours

Sure, you could hop on a big tour boat, but a more low-key way to see the gorges is with a smaller canoe trip... sweet!

Scuba Diving

Edith Falls

This series of pools and waterfalls on the Edith River, about 60kms north of Katherine, is the perfect place to reconnect with nature.

Scuba Diving

Hike the Jatbula Trail

The Jatbula is a one-way, 62km walk that stretches from Nitmiluk Gorge to Edith Falls, passing through some beautiful Top End landscapes along the way.

Chopper time

Most tourists only see a tiny fraction of what Nitmiluk National Park has to offer. The place is huge, rugged and hard to access in many places – which is why one of the best ways to check out its wonders is to jump in a helicopter. Nitmiluk Scenic Flights operate from a helipad 3kms from the Nitmiluk Centre and they give a spectacular view of the gorge system. Some heli-tours allow you to stop on top of escarpments for a unique photo opportunity.1