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Surrounded by native bush and located high above the ancient waterways of the Katherine River, the Cicada Lodge is a true retreat. A joint venture by the Jawoyn people and Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), it’s the ideal base to explore the ancient landscape and cultural heritage of the Nitmiluk National Park.
Blending indigenous design with contemporary Australian style, the 18 one-bed cabins feature-rich local artworks alongside modern design and features. Each room has a private balcony with spectacular views over the gorge.
The on-site restaurant serves a fresh, contemporary menu showcasing native Australian flavors, complemented by an impressive wine list. Upon arrival, guests are invited to sunset drinks and tapas around the pool.
All tours have a cultural slant to give guests a deeper understanding of the history and culture of the region. Take a helicopter flight to tranquil waterfalls and swimming holes, fly to remote rock art sites with an indigenous guide, and experience the local wildlife.
Cicada Lodge Information
Location & Getting There
300km south of Darwin along the Stuart Highway and 32km from Katherine town center.
With only 18 rooms.
Helicopter adventure flights, canoeing, rock art & culture excursions.
Children are welcome.
Cicada Lodge not only provides spacious and elegant rooms but works to enable travelers to appreciate the indigenous culture of the area and the Jawoyn people. Fly by helicopter to remote locations where you can swim in waterfalls; be dropped at the top of the Gorge system so you can canoe down, or discover rock art sites. After a tiring day, relax by the pool or in the privacy of your room as you admire the views.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your vacation will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.