There are thirteen gorgeous gorges that make up the major attraction of the Nitmiluk National Park - the english named "Katherine Gorge" which is some 340 kilometres southeast of Darwin.
This is rugged Outback country with deep rainforests, rocky cliffs and escarpments, and the water habitat of unique birds and animals, with here and of course some freshwater crocodile (freshies).
One hundred kilometres of walking tracks bring the visitor face to face with Nature in some of her wildest moods if you visit when its cool enough to walk!
One of the Northern Territory national parks, Katherine Gorge is the heart of Nitmiluk national park which is south of (and smaller than) Kakadu but larger than Litchfield which is close to the towns of Batchelor and Rum Jungle and closer to Darwin.
Nitmiluk is owned by the Jawoyn Aborigines who manage it jointly with the Northern Territory government. The gorges, with rapids and falls, follow the Katherine River, which begins in Kakadu, as it courses through the heart of the national park. Katherine River becomes the Daly as it heads out to the Timor Sea.