Luxury National Park eco lodge accommodation, Katherine River

From: AUD695

per room



Room rate includes:

- Champagne on arrival
- Complimentary canap├ęs and drinks poolside each evening
- Gourmet cooked breakfast

Swimming Pool Free Wifi Lodge Bar
Restaurant Secure Facility Valet Parking

Katherine, Northern Territory
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$ 695
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Luxury National Park eco lodge accommodation, Katherine River

Nestled in the natural bush high above the ancient waterways of the Katherine River system, our ecolodge is the latest tourism venture of the Jawoyn people and the ideal base  from which to explore this remote and stunning region.

 

The Lodge is located inside Nitmiluk National Park, home to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. This deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River, draws thousands of visitors to the Nitmiluk National Park each year.  This diverse and spectacular landscape is also a cultural landscape, where the Jawoyn people continue to live and work while sharing their culture with visitors to their country.

 

Nitmiluk is the Jawoyn name for Katherine Gorge. It is pronounced Nit-me-look, and literally means Cicada Place. The name was given by Nabilil, an important figure of the Jawoyn Creation Time. As he travelled through the country he came to the Gorge where he hears the song of the Cicada, “Nit, Nit, Nit!, and so the name was given.

 

Our Rooms

All 18 rooms of the Lodge are air conditioned and feature full length louvered doors to the private balconies, allowing guest the choice of opening their room to the sounds and sights of the native bush or closing them for the cool privacy of their room sanctuary. Each room has views out across the distinct sandstone country above the gorge - lush gullies full of flora inhabiting giant cracks in the gorge walls, and broad valleys meandering through both the high and the low country.

 

Each room features Indigenous artwork from local artists – the rich colours blending with and complimenting the more modern design and fittings.  The ancient stories within the paintings weave the modern with the traditional to create a unique blend that is our luxury Katherine River lodge.

 

The focal point of the Lodge is the restaurant and pool deck which flow into one another through the full length sliding glass doors, allowing guests to take full advantage of the stunning sunsets and mild evenings of the dry season, and the comforts of air conditioning in the warmer wet season.

 

Dining

Dining at our luxury top end accommodaiton is about the total experience.  Guests are invited to taste experience and enjoy native Australian foods, incorporated into a contemporary menu.  Wherever you are in the world, the opportunity to try local ingredients makes for a unique dining experience and Australia’s Northern Territory is certainly no exception.

 

Visitors to our lodge will to enjoy the best of what Australia has to offer, with dishes combining traditional elements and incredible flavours from the region, including Marsdenia or ‘Bush Bananas’ and Yarr or ‘Freshwater Prawns’ which are one of the many unique edible freshwater water crustaceans in the region. Our cuisine is about mixing and matching traditional herbs and fruits with local produce from the region.

 

A key element of the our dining adventure will be he nightly Chef’s Table which will feature a speciality dish of the Chef’s choice, based on the season and the freshest local produce. Offered alongside the standard nightly menu, the Chef’s Table allows guests to sample and experiences dishes that are truly unique to this region.

 

Things to do

A stay at our luxury Top End lodge is further enhanced with the opportunity to experience the ancient landscapes of the Nitmiluk National Park. 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. 

 

Nitmiluk Gorge is the jewel of the region, and the ways in which it can be explored are endless. At the lodge we aim to provide you with a truly unique opportunity to discover, and encounter this ancient wonder at your own pace.

 

 

Nature

For visitors interested in wildlife, the Park has broad appeal, for many species, particularly many of the 192 different birds are easily spotted. These include colourful species such as the Red-collared Lorikeet, Red-winged Parrot, Northern Rosella, the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, and Blue-winged Kookaburra. In the Gorge, colonies of flying foxes are commonly seen as are freshwater crocodiles, turtles and water monitors. Bushwalkers are almost certain to encounter agile wallabies, wallaroos and euros and the occasional dingo.

 

Culture

The lodge is a 100% Indigenous owned property sits and within Nitmiluk National Park, which is also owned by the Jawoyn people.

 

Our luxury lodge accommodation has a strong commitment to the training and employment of the local people. Eco-accredited Indigenous guides run the Gorge cruises and tours providing commentary on the region – pulling from their knowledge of the local flora and fauna and tying it together with the ancient stories of their people to create a story of learning and discovery for each and every traveller to the region.

 

Traditional owners - the Jawoyn people – –welcome you to their Country, steeped in Indigenous traditions and history. Join them on a journey of discovery with the lodge.