gorge country

Timeless katherine gorge

Journey into the regional heart of the Top End to experience one of Australia’s Natural marvels – Nitmiluk National Park.

Gorges carved over millions years, located in the amazing Nitmiluk National Park, are a world-famous and must-see site when visiting the Northern Territory. Combine this with a soak in a natural hot spring and you have the perfect day tour from Darwin.

This is GORGE Country.


May to October

Wednesday & Saturdays

(subject to availability of elements at time of booking)


Max group size 8 guests

Minimum group size – 4 guests


Our Katherine 1 day tour is carefully designed to optimize your experience of Katherine, offering a seamless blend of natural wonders, cultural immersion, and relaxation. Whether you’re drawn to the dramatic landscapes of Katherine Gorge, the therapeutic embrace of Katherine Hot Springs, the historical charm of Pine Creek, or the vibrant Aboriginal art at Top Didj Gallery, this tour caters to your every desire.

Immerse yourself in the essence of the Northern Territory, where every turn reveals a new facet of Australia’s ancient and diverse landscape. Join us on the Katherine Explorer Tour, where adventure meets culture, and every moment becomes a cherished memory in the heart of the Outback


A feature of this tour is the ability to drop into a local cafes to grab a breaky snack and lunch.  And a chance to experience more of local culture.

We will proved home-made snacks and cold water.

pick up | drop off

Pickup in the city begins at 6 am.  Other regions on request.

Drop of back at your accommodation in the city around 730 pm.

Katherine Gorge Cruise
Katherine Gorge Cruise
Katherine Hot Springs


Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Australia’s Northern Territory with our “Gorge Country” Katherine Explorer Tour. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and rejuvenating natural wonders that define this remarkable region.

Katherine Gorge: A Majestic Natural Wonder

Your adventure begins with the awe-inspiring Katherine Gorge, a series of 13 deep, sandstone-walled gorges carved by the mighty Katherine River. As you cruise through the crystal-clear waters, marvel at the towering cliffs that rise dramatically on either side, showcasing the ancient geological formations that have shaped this landscape for millennia.

The sheer grandeur of Katherine Gorge is matched only by its rich Aboriginal history. Your expert guide will regale you with captivating Dreamtime stories, providing a cultural context that adds depth to the stunning scenery. Keep an eye out for native wildlife, including vibrant birdlife and freshwater crocodiles basking in the sun.

Katherine Hot Springs: Nature’s Spa Retreat

After a day of exploration, unwind in the rejuvenating waters of Katherine Hot Springs. Nestled amidst lush greenery, these thermal springs offer the perfect respite for weary travellers. Immerse yourself in the warm, mineral-rich waters, surrounded by the sounds of nature. Let the therapeutic qualities of the springs soothe your muscles and rejuvenate your spirit, creating a blissful interlude in your Northern Territory adventure.

Pine Creek: A Journey into the Past

Continue your journey to the historic town of Pine Creek, where the echoes of the gold rush era resonate through time. Explore the charming streets lined with heritage buildings, each telling a tale of the pioneers who sought fortune in this remote outpost. Visit the Old Pine Creek Railway Station, a testament to the town’s role as a vital transport hub in days gone by.

Top Didj Gallery: Where Art and Culture Converge

No trip to Katherine is complete without a visit to the Top Didj Gallery, a cultural oasis where Aboriginal art comes to life. Immerse yourself in the world of Indigenous artistry as local artists share their stories, techniques, and traditions. Witness the creation of stunning artworks that reflect the deep connection between the artists and their ancestral lands.

Please Bring

☐ Hat

☐ Camera

☐ Water bottle

☐ Comfortable walking shoes

☐ Sunglasses

☐ Swimwear & Towel

☐ Sunscreen

tour rate

Adult – $495

Child – (8 years old to 17 yo) –  $395

Touring vehicle for Day tours from Darwin

Touring Vehicle – Modern, Air Conditioned comfort.  2022 – HIace GL.

Katherine Gorge Cruise - Katherine Day Tour

Katherine Gorge – 2 Gorge Cruise


The region that our tours are conducted in can experience extreme weather conditions. We reserve the right to alter the itinerary or cancel the tour at any point prior to or during the tour subject to our cancellation policy. Please read our Terms & Conditions on our website prior to booking.

Pick up & Drop Off

We pick up and drop off from all accommodation options in Darwin.  Palmerston by appointment only.

Age Restrictions

Children over 7 years of age are permitted on PUBLIC group tours.  There are no age restrictions on PRIVATE CHARTERS. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Persons of moderate fitness and agility as evidenced by the ability to walk up a flight of stairs unaided without having or feeling like you might have a heart attack are suitable for this tour

Minimum numbers

The tour when operating as a PUBLIC tour has a minimum number requirement before it is confirmed to depart.  Failure to reach this number may lead to cancelation of the tour.  ethical adventures reserves the right to cancel at any time.


If we didn't answer all of your questions or if you want to discuss possible tour options, feel free to drop us a line anytime.