Nitmiluk Tours – Canoe Hire


Nitmiluk Gorge is one of the most picturesque places to canoe in Australia. A canoe trip is a great way to get away from the crowds and experience the splendour of Nitmiluk Gorge (Katherine Gorge). Admire the stunning views, get up close to the wildlife, explore the rocky escarpment riverbanks or cool off at a sandy beach.

Half day, full day and overnight hire options are available.

Canoeing in this environment can be challenging, but rewarding, for those who want to get in touch with nature. Canoes are available when the weather and river level permits. During the months of November to May, canoe hire does not operate due to safety reasons.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.


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Journey further than any Nitmiluk day tour on this 2 day ultimate self guided canoe adventure through the Nitmiluk Gorge system. Camp out under a Jawoyn night sky and embrace the serenity of the Gorge with only limited numbers allowed on the water for this tour

Canoeists need to acquire a permit from Parks &; Wildlife. Permits are limited and pre-booking is recommended.

$60.00 cash deposit, per canoe is required. This tour is subject to river levels and conditions. Bookings essential, spaces are limited.

On this full day canoe hire, explorers are free to explore the walking tracks. check out the vortex holes drilled at the top of the 3rd gorge or relax on beaches of Smitt Rock between the fourth and fifth Gorges

Canoe the iconic second Gorge and fully immerse yourself in the beauty of Jawoyn Country. Take time to wade in the shallow pools between the first and second gorges or venture further up to Golden Falls to view ancient Jawoyn rock art.

Hire duration times are 8am to 12.30 or 12.30pm to 5.00pm.


From AU$84.00

Prices range from 1/2 day in a single canoe to overnight in a double canoe

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