The magnificent 12km Nitmiluk Gorge, carved by the Katherine River through the Arnhem Land plateau, is the centrepiece of the Nitmiluk National Park. The river, hemmed in by sheer ochre cliffs, makes for a spectacular cruise or canoeing trip (there are, in fact, thirteen gorges split by sections of rapids). Nitmiluk also has eight marked walking trails, including the renowned 36km Jatbula Trail. The local Jawoyn (pronounced Jar-wen) people own the park’s accommodation options and also run Nitmiluk Tours, which runs visitor activities in the park.

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