A hidden waterfall delight in Nitmiluk

The tranquility and beauty of Nitmiluk National Park (also known as Katherine Gorge) is a highlight to any trip in the Northern Territory or even the entirety of Australia.

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All of the photos in this post are unedited to help show off the amazing colours and scenes you’ll find in this magical place.

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My Contiki group started our time here with a river cruise, (around 70 AUD from memory) which lasted a few hours.

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We had a wonderful boat guide who not only shared the history of this national park, but also took us to the most gorgeous waterfall I’ve ever seen.

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There was only a few others here as it is quite hard to get to – we were lucky that there had been recent rain which allowed us to swim at all (especially without the threat of crocodiles!)

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The weather was absolutely perfect, in fact a rainbow even lingered under the waterfall, what more can you ask for 🙂

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We stopped in at Edith Falls for lunch and while you can also swim here at certain parts of the year, this was not the case for us in March.

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It would certainly be a pleasure to have a dip here since the humidity was fierce. Swimming in pristine freshwater is so refreshing!

The signs displaying the croc threat though, were enough of a deterrent!

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From hikes, to scenic flights and more there is a variety of activities to keep you busy here and Nitmiluk will not leave visitors to the NT disappointed!

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