Nitmiluk National Park

Name: Nitmiluk National Park

Loc: Australia - Northern Territory - Katherine
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Addr: Gorge Rd, Nitmiluk NT 0852, Australia
Tel: (08) 8972 1886
With access all day
Fee: Free

Introduction of Nitmiluk National Park

Nitmiluk National Park (Nitmiluk National Park, is located in the northern part of the Northern Territory, bordering the World Cultural and Natural Heritage Kakadu National Park (Kakadu National Park), about 25 kilometers south of Katherine, the fourth largest city in the Northern Territory. Covering an area of about 2964.64 square kilometers, it is also known as Katherine Canyon (Katherine Gorge), which is composed of 13 deep sandstone canyons.

The name of the national park, Nietmiluk (Nitmiluk), means "the dream of cicadas" in the (Jawoyn) language of Zhou En, a traditional indigenous people, and is one of the most important local legends about the dream age. Today's national parks are run by local aborigines and park managers. (Katherine River), the Katherine River, winds its way to the bottom of the canyon like a snake, leisurely and mediocre during the dry season and warm and wonderful during the rainy season, so swimming and boating are prohibited between November and March of the following year. The canyon is full of all kinds of rare vegetation, and there are precious rock paintings left by countless indigenous people on the rock wall, forming a beautiful landscape painting. There are a number of hiking routes in the park, the shorter one is about 3.7km long Balawi Trail (Barrawei), 1 hour distance, the slope is large; There is also about 40 kilometers long, taking two days to walk on the Zhou en Valley Trail (Jawoyn Valley), which can pass through a natural corridor full of rock paintings. Here you can also take a helicopter and enjoy the shock of the canyon.

Nitmiluk National Park's Visitor Center is located at the entrance to the Katherine Canyon. When you enter the National Park from Katherine, you will see at the first time that the Visitor Center has restaurants, souvenir shops and cultural showrooms.

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