The Nitmiluk National Park!

Nitmiluk National Park is owned by the Jawoyn people and is renowned for its Indigenous culture.


Pronounced “Nit-me-look” and literally meaning Cicada Place, Katherine Gorge was given the name Nitmiluk by Nabilil, an important figure of the Jawoyn Creation Time.

Cicada Lodge opened in 2013 and delivers the highest standards of non-intrusive, world-class service in a modern architect-designed lodge. 300km south of Darwin along the Stuart Highway and 32km from Katherine town centre, the Lodge is nestlescreen-shot-2016-09-14-at-12-07-52-pmd in natural bush, high above the ancient waterways of the Katherine River system.

The Lodge is elegantly furnished in a contemporary, sophisticated style fusing international, modern Australian and Indigenous design elements.

Guests can fly by helicopter to remote locations to swim in their very own crystal clear waterfall; be dropped at the very top of the Gorge system and canoe down; fly to remote rock art sites with an Indigenous guide to interpret images painted thousands of years before; or fly low over wildlife in the utter wilderness of southern Arnhem Land or up over the escarpment to experience the power of Kakadu from the air.screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-12-07-59-pm

All tours have a cultural aspect, allowing travellers to learn, understand and appreciate the ancient stories and cultural of the areas traditional owners, the Jawoyn people.

Katherine has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons, ‘Wet’ and ‘Dry’.

The Wet season spans from November until April and is characterised by increased humidity followed by monsoonal rains ascreen-shot-2016-09-14-at-12-07-45-pmnd storms. The wet season is a stunning time to see the Top End

The ‘Dry’ season, from May until October, is characterised by warm, dry sunny days and cool nights.

For more information on The Nitmiluk National Park, please visit their website!