Canoeing in Nitmiluk National Park

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From Kakadu at the southern end near Pine Creek, the Nature's Way route includes the town of Katherine, home to the stunning Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park and where the tropics meet the outback.

Also known as Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk literally means "cicada place". It was named by a dragon-like creation figure called Nabilil, who travelled across the land, arriving at the entrance to Nitmiluk when the cicadas were in full song.

Take time out to canoe down the ancient gorge system or take a multi-day guided kayak trip down the Katherine River. It's a relaxing  adventure experience that brings you up close and  personal with the wildlife and scenery in this magnificent gorge.

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Best time: April-November.

Where: Nitmiluk Tours.

Price factor: For a double, it's $44.50 per person, for a single, it's $60 per person.

Time required: 4 hours.

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For the latest fares and to book, visit www.qantas.com.au.

Accommodation: Click here.

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