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Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise

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A trip to the Northern Territory is not complete without visiting the spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge. Open all year round, it features some of the most stunning gorge scenery in the Northern Territory, with raging waterfalls, a myriad of wildlife and breathtaking views of the Jawoyn country. Nitmiluk Gorge winds along 12km of sheer rock extending more than 70m high. Consisting of 13 seperate gorges, Nitmiluk Gorge is a maze of waterways sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Kat

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Image #1. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, canoeing Canoeing is a great way to explore the Nitmiluk Gorges according to your own itinerary and fitness level. Take in the diversity of the landscapes and habitats as you paddle your way through the gorges, a visual treat for any nature lover.

Image #2. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk Nitmiluk Gorge winds along 12km of sheer rock extending more than 70m high. Consisting of 13 seperate gorges, Nitmiluk Gorge is a maze of waterways sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine River. Taking a cruise allow you to immerse yourself in the history, rugged beauty and culture of this majestic region. Cruise, canoe, walk, fly, swim, and embrace Nitmiluk Gorge.

Image #3. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Jawoyn people The Jawoyn people are the traditional owners of the area known as Nitmiluk National Park. For thousands of years they have maintained their culture and traditions through the stories passed from one generation to another, the Dreamtime.

Image #4. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Jawoyn country, stories Bula, The Creator - came from the salt water country in the north and is regarded as the most important figure in Jawoyn dreaming.

Image #5. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Jawoyn culture, stories Another important dreaming figure was Nagorrko, who divided the people into two main groups, and through this social grouping, teaches about correct behavior and marriage relationships.

Image #6. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk Nitmiluk features some of the most stunning gorge scenery in the Northern Territory, with raging waterfalls, a myriad of wildlife and breathtaking views of the Jawoyn country. Canoeing is a great way to explore the Nitmiluk Gorges according to your own itinerary.

Image #7. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Jawoyn culture, Dreamtime Bolung, the Rainbow Serpent, who is believed to inhabit the deep green pools on our land including the deep pool in the second of the Nitmiluk Gorges, is both an important life-giving figure but may also act as a destroyer. The characters play a significant role in Jawoyn traditions, ceremonies and relationships and appear in stories across the region.

Image #8. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk The Jawoyn identify at least five major and many more minor seasons in the annual cycle which are defined by the ebb and flow of nature. In Jawoyn culture, there is a time to hunt, a time to harvest and a time to roam.

Image #9. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Jawoyn seasons Your experiences at Nitmiluk also vary with the Jawoyn seasons. In the drier weather – Pankarrang, Malapparr and Jungalk - escape the cooler temperatures of the southern winter and enjoy blue skies, warm dry days and cool nights...perfect for outdoor adventures and touring. Witness impressive electrical storms, sun showers and warm humid weather during the wetter seasons – Kuran, and Jiyowk. The waterfalls are in full flow, the river is a mighty torrent, an

Image #10. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise A trip to the Northern Territory is not complete without visiting the spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge.

Image #11. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise Nitmiluk Gorge winds along 12km of sheer rock extending more than 70m high. Consisting of 13 seperate gorges, Nitmiluk Gorge is a maze of waterways sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine River.

Image #12. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise, Tourists swimming Tourists having a picnic and a refreshing swim as part of their cruise through spectacular Katherine Gorge

Image #13. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise Open all year round, it features some of the most stunning gorge scenery in the Northern Territory, with raging waterfalls, a myriad of wildlife and breathtaking views of the Jawoyn country.

Image #14. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise Explore the Gorge system at a relaxed pace, you will have ample time to admire the scenery & wildlife and swim.

Image #15. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise Experience a memorable cruise as you travel through time and the 3 gorges of Nitmiluk Gorge. Marvel at the sheer rock face walls as the scenery becomes more striking as you head further into the Gorge.

Image #16. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, canoeing Explore the Gorge system at a relaxed pace, you will have ample time to admire the scenery & wildlife, swim, bushwalk or picnic.

Image #17. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise waterfall

Image #18. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise Taking a cruise allow you to immerse yourself in the history, rugged beauty and culture of this majestic region. Cruise, canoe, walk, fly, swim, and embrace Nitmiluk Gorge.

Image #19. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise In the drier weather,Pankarrang, Malapparr and Jungalk,enjoy blue skies, warm dry days and cool nights...perfect for outdoor adventures and touring.

Image #20. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise, Rock Art The Jawoynâ ancestors have been reported to have lived in the region up to 45,000 years ago. A newly discovered sacred site, Gabarnmung Cave, at the top end of the Northern Territory depicts Aboriginal Art that dates back 35,000 years ago in nearby Arnhem Land. The Katherine Gorge also serves as home to many ancient sites depicting early aboriginal art

Image #21. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise Lady tourist relaxing and enjoying stunning scenery of beautiful Katherine Gorge as part of her cruise through spectacular Katherine Gorge

Image #22. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, canoeing Canoeing allows you to embrace Nitmiluk Gorge and immerse yourself in the history, rugged beauty and culture of this majestic region.

Image #23. Outlook Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise Take in the diversity of the landscapes and habitats as you cruise your way through the gorges, a visual treat for any nature lover.

Image #24. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise The natural beauty and wonder of Katherine Gorge, renamed Nitmiluk Gorge, is located in the Northern Territory of Australia in Nitmiluk National Park. Katherine Gorge offers a holiday getaway for those who love and enjoy the outdoors.

Image #25. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise sheer rock face walls , striking scenery, cruise boat

Image #26. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise Nitmiluk National Park borders Kakadu National Park. It name was changed from Katherine National Park to Nitmiluk when ownership of the land returned to the Jawoyn people, its traditional owners. Nitmiluk means cicada dreaming, which figures prominently in Jawoyn cultural history.

Image #27. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise Nitmiluk, southeast of Darwin by 244 km, was established based on its natural beauty, gorges and sandstone cliffs that border the Katherine River. The Jawoyn people place significance on the Katherine gorges and the surrounding geography as part of their cultural and ceremonial history.

Image #28. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise Carved through ancient sandstone, the Katherine Gorge, the innermost attraction of the park, consists of thirteen gorges complete with river rapids and plunging waterfalls. The gorge follows along the Katherine River, with its origins in Kakadu National Park.

Image #29. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise One of the most spectacular areas in Australia, the Katherine Gorge winds 12 km with walls climbing more than 70 meters high.

Image #30. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise Take in the diversity of the landscapes and habitats as you cruise your way through the gorges, a visual treat for any nature lover.

Image #31. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise Travel through time and the 3 gorges of Nitmiluk Gorge. Marvel at the sheer rock face walls as the scenery becomes more striking as you head further into the Gorge.

Image #32. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise Katherine Gorge features some of the most stunning gorge scenery in the Northern Territory, with raging waterfalls, a myriad of wildlife and breathtaking views of the Jawoyn country.

Image #33. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise, Freshwater Crocodile Freshwater crocodiles sunbaking along the rock banks of Nitmiluk Gorge

Image #34. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise, Freshwater Crocodile Freshwater crocodiles nest along the banks of Nitmiluk Gorge

Image #35. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Tourist under Boab Tree Tourists seeking shade under Boab Tree in Katherine National Park

Image #36. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Tourist relaxing Tourists seeking shade and enjoying a picnic lunch on his cruise

Image #37. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise rugged beauty, stunning scenery

Image #38. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise sandstone cliffs

Image #39. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise sandstone cliffs, rock wall

Image #40. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise Witness impressive electrical storms, sun showers and warm humid weather during the wetter seasons Kuran, and Jiyowk. The waterfalls are in full flow, the river is a mighty torrent, and the landscape is lush green.

Image #41. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise sandstone cliffs

Image #42. Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, Dreamtime, Cruise rock walls rugged beauty

 

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