The Jawoyn people invite you to experience the history, beauty and culture of one of Australia’s most spectacular destinations.

Cicada Lodge, your sanctuary from which to embrace the ancient landscapes and indigenous culture within the iconic Nitmiluk National Park..

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300km south of Darwin and 32km from Katherine town centre, Cicada Lodge is located inside Nitmiluk National Park, home to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. The Gorge comprises a system of 13 immense gorges carved over the millenia by the Katherine River through the ancient stone country of the region. More than a location of beautiful landscapes, the gorges hold great cultural value for the Jawoyn people. For these traditional owners, Nitmiluk refers to a cicada dreaming place – the place where the spirits of creation abide.

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Cicada Lodge is designed for the sophisticated traveller looking for an authentic Indigenous and natural Australian “experience-of-a-lifetime,” in the heart of Northern Australia’s Timeless North. A sanctuary of elegant comfort, the Lodge provides a level of excellence in accommodation, service and dining.

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A stay at Cicada Lodge is further enhanced with the opportunity to experience the ancient landscapes of the Nitmiluk National Park.

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Adventure Swim Tour

1.5 hrs | $499 pp

Jawoyn Rock Art Tour

1.5 hrs | $499 pp

Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Cruise

3.5 hours | $159.50 per adult | $116 per child

Cicada Lodge offers many exclusive tours. View all tours »

Experience the beautiful scenery from our region captured in our gallery of images below...


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30% saving at Cicada Lodge Book a two night stay at Cicada Lodge for just $395 per room per night. Includes King room accommodation, welcome drinks, our famous sunset drinks and canapes on the pool deck and a continental breakfast. Complimentary WiFi and in-house movies also included. A savings of 30%! Pending availability, limited dates only.

BOOK NOWPrice based on per room basis, twin share. Valid for travel 18 May to 30 June 2016x