Cicada Lodge

Retreat and Lodges

The Jawoyn people invite you to experience the history, beauty and culture of one of Australia’s most spectacular destinations – Cicada Lodge – a unique luxury lodge overlooking the Katherine River within the Nitmiluk National Park just 330km south of Darwin International Airport.

Open all year round, the Lodge has been designed to provide a base from which guests can take part in an experience which very few get the chance to do, Cicada Lodge gives the opportunity to explore the cultural and natural landscapes of Nitmiluk and Kakadu National Parks, lands of the Jawoyn people. With experienced guides, immerse yourself in these ancient and authentic terrains and cultures. This may include ancient rock art sites, learning ancient Indigenous crafts and skills, or swimming in private and pristine waterholes accessible only by helicopter.

Cicada Lodge will offer a totally unique opportunity to admire and embrace the wonders of the Top End in a style that evokes quality and care. The Jawoyn people invite you to encounter this ancient landscape through the experience and quality of Cicada Lodge.

Cicada Lodge closes for scheduled maintenance each year in the month of February, and reopens on the 1st of March.


Air Conditioning Alarm Clock Balcony Bar Birdwatching Blankets Canoeing/Kayaking Carpark Caters for limited mobility China Ready Accreditation Communal Lounge Conference/Function Facilities Ecotourism Certified (EA) Free Wifi Hairdryer Hiking In-room movies International Minibar Non Smoking Not Available Pay TV Private Bathroom Refrigerator Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Restaurant Swimming Pool Tour Desk Walk Walks Wheelchair access


All 18 rooms of the Lodge are air conditioned and feature full length louvered doors to the private balconies, allowing guest the choice of opening their room to the sounds and sights of the native bush or closing them for the cool privacy of their room sanctuary. Each room has views out across the distinct sandstone country above the gorge.

Each room features Indigenous artwork from local artists – the rich colours blending with and complimenting the more modern design and fittings. The ancient stories within the paintings weave the modern with the traditional to create a unique blend that is Cicada Lodge.

Air Conditioning Alarm Clock Balcony Blankets Private Bathroom Refrigerator Hairdryer In-room movies Minibar
From AU$395.00

Rate includes:
– accommodation in King room
– welcome drink on arrival
– sunset canapés and drinks on the pool deck
– continental breakfast

Trading Times

Check In: 2:00 pm
Check Out: 10:00 am

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