Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine River

Tu pride flash

Nitmiluk National Park, previousy known as Katherine Gorge National Park, the park is home to the spectacular series of 13 sandstone gorges, carved over a billion years by the waters of Katherine River. It is located near the township of Katherine and covers the area of 2,920 sq km. Its northern edge borders on Kakadu National Park. During the dry season (April to October) the gorges become separated as the level of the river falls. The gorges and the surrounding landscape give great ceremonial significance to the local Aboriginal people. The park is jointly managed by the Northern Territory government and the traditional owners - the Jawoyn people, according to their laws.