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Nitmiluk National Park

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Nitmiluk National Park

Nearest town or cityKatherine
Established19 October 1977 ( 1977-10-19 )
Area2,946.64 km 2 (1,137.7 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesParks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, Aboriginal traditional land owners (the Jawoyn people)
WebsiteNitmiluk National Park
See alsoProtected areas of the Northern Territory

Wildlife in National Park is abundant. Park Is Home To More Than 206 Species Of Birds, Including Spectacular Red-tail Black Cockatoos, White-gaped Honeyeaters, Ospreys, Red-wing Parrots, And Great Bowerbirds. You might even spot Gouldian finches. Other animals in National Park include around 44 species of native mammals. Keep eye out for flying foxes, possums, wallabies, and dingoes. Reptiles also thrive in Park, including many species of snakes and both freshwater and saltwater crocodiles. You're likely to see freshwater crocodiles sunning on river banks. These shy creatures are best seen in early morning and are not as as their saltwater cousins. Hiking trails radiate from Visitor Center and cater to all abilities. Trails range from 4. 5-kilometer Walk to viewpoint above First Gorge to popular five-day Jatbula Trail, seasonal hike from Visitor Center at Nitmiluk to Leliyn. Jatbula Trail Stretches For 58 Kilometers, And Scenery Ranges From Savannah Grasslands And Waterfalls To Rocky Escarpments And Rain Forest. Along way, look for Jawoyn Rock Art at Amphitheatre. Once at Leliyn, at western end of Park, cool off with refreshing dip. From foot of Falls, two-kilometer track leads up to viewpoint. Another popular trail and home to host of colorful butterflies is Butterfly Gorge Walk, four-hour hike up side valley in Katherine Gorge. Windolf Walk weaves along Katherine River up to Pat's Lookout. Here, you can enjoy panoramic views of Gorge. Follow Trail to Southern Rockhole. After rain, tumble down rocks. Exploring Northern Territory: and sparsely populated, Northern Territory packs in plenty of exciting attractions and things to do. For city fix, explore highlights of Darwin, Territory's capital, from multicultural markets and museums to family-friendly attractions. Northern Territory Is Also Home To Some Of Australia's Top Hikes And Its Best Fishing Destinations. More Wilderness Adventures: About 90-minute drive from Nitmiluk National Park, you can explore spectacular waterfalls, mighty rivers, monsoon forests, and wildlife-rich wetlands of UNESCO-list Kakadu National Park, one of planet's great wilderness areas. For more nature-inspired experiences, head to Watarrka National Park in state's south. Here, you'll find deepest Gorge in Red Centre, as well as striking rock formations and abundant wildlife.

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Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

Nitmiluk Gorge, deep gorge carven through ancient sandstone by Katherine River, is central attraction of Park. Nitmiluk Gorge is made up of thirteen gorges, with rapids and falls, and follows Katherine River, which begins in Kakadu. During dry, roughly from April to October, Nitmiluk Gorge waters are placid in most spots and ideal for and canoeing. There may be freshwater crocodiles in most parts of river, as they nest along banks, but they are harmless to humans. Saltwater crocodiles regularly enter river during wet season, when water levels are very high, and are subsequently removed and return to lower levels at onset of dry season. Thus, swimming in wet season is prohibit. Cruises of various lengths go as as Fifth Gorge. Gorge host final and finish line of Amazing Race Australia 4.

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Facilities

Gorges can explored by canoe and flat bottom boat. In dry season, Gorge becomes separate as level of river falls. They are interconnect in wet. There is visitor centre located at Katherine Gorge, about 30 km east of town of Katherine. Information displays are set up that explain geology, landscape and aboriginal history of national park. Tours can be booked at centre or at visitor centre in town. There are two permanent campgrounds there are both tent and caravan sites. Both fires and camping are permit. There are numerous walking tracks in national park.

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