Nitmiluk Gorge

Cruise or walk the gorge famous for its towering sandstone cliffs and rock art sites

Nitmiluk (also known as Katherine Gorge) is a 13 gorge system that meanders around the Katherine River in Nitmiluk National Park.

You can experience the gorge by:

  • walking
  • canoeing
  • mountain bike riding
  • swimming
  • camping
  • boating
  • fishing.

Check if the site is open

Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Swimming in Katherine River - gorge 1 Closed  -
Swimming in Katherine River - gorges 2 and 3 Open  -
Swimming in Katherine River - gorges 4 upwards  Open  -
Private Canoeing (day) - gorges 2 and upriver Open You will have to transport your own canoe to the second gorge. Find out more on the Nitmiluk National Park canoeing page.-
Overnight Canoeing Open  -
Jatbula Trail Open The 2022 walking season opens 1 June 2022 through to 30 September 2022. Book online from 1 March 2022. -
Northern Rockhole - walk and swimming Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditionsAnticipated re-opening early/mid-June 2022
Southern Rockhole - walk and swimming Open -
Baruwei Loop Walk Open -
Boat tours Open For more information contact Nitmiluk Tours on 1300 146 743 or visit http://www.nitmiluktours.com.au/ -

Nitmiluk Visitor Centre

The Nitmiluk Visitor Centre is located at the entrance to Nitmiluk Gorge.

The centre has a cafe, souvenir shop and cultural displays.

Book boat tours, helicopter flights and canoe trips at the centre.

Opening hours vary. Find out more on the Nitmiluk Tours website.


  • Canoe and camp the gorge - hire a canoe from the visitor centre and camp along the Katherine River.
  • Bushwalk and camp the gorge - take a few days to meander around the gorge.
  • Discover the gorge from the air by booking a helicopter tour.
  • Take a boat tour along the gorge.
  • Fish the gorge (lures only).
  • Take a short walk around the bushlands near the visitor centre.
  • Bring your mountain bike and ride the trails.

Read more about:

Gorge Road, Nitmiluk
08 8973 8821
Safety information

Prepare and stay safe in parks and reserves. Check forecast temperatures before you visit.

  • Coffee
  • Ranger station
  • Accommodation
  • Cooking
  • Disabled access
  • Food
  • Information signs
  • Phone
  • Public toilets
  • Gas BBQ
  • Drinking water
  • BBQ
  • Caravan
  • Cultural art
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Boat
  • Camping
  • Mountain bike
  • Picnic
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming

Sites nearby

Leliyn (Edith Falls)

Take a swim in the paperbark and pandanus fringed natural pool


Last updated: 07 March 2022

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