Luxury Travel, January 2015

From champagne on arrival to canapes poolside Cicada Lodge is all about experience

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, just 29kms from the historic township of Katherine, the Lodge provides a level of excellence in accommodation, service and dining.

Pristine waters, spectacular scenery and harmless crocodiles are all part of the adventure

Luxury Travel April 2015

WANDERING ONTO MY BALCONY, BOOK IN HAND, I GLANCE OUT into the surrounding bushland and notice a wallaby foraging in the grass a few metres away. To my delight, I realise it is accompanied by a joey.

Resident Magazine Edition 20

The Cicada Lodge experience is not complete without the opportunity to explore tbe ancient landscapes of Nitmiluk National Park

The gorges and the surrounding landscape have great ceremonial significance to the local Jawoyn people, who are the traditional owners and custodians of Nitmiluk National Park. In Jawoyn, Nitmiluk means ‘place of the cicada dreaming’ - the place where the spirits of creation reside.

Crocs, wallabies and indigenous culture make an unforgettable holiday

Daily Telegraph April 2015

The crocodile on the river bank watches us warily with one eye as we paddle our canoe along the tranquil waters of Nitmiluk Gorge. It’s a slightly unsettling experience in our rather flimsy craft, but fortunately our new companion is a freshwater croc, not a saltie

Australian Traveller

July 2013

Gliding through this prehistoric landscape eating everything from crocodile amuse-bouche to passionfruit panna cotta is a surprisingly gourmet experience

There’s something special about a place so remote, it’s yet to be named. In Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, just south of Kakadu in the Northern Territory’s Top End – an area that encompasses 3000 square kilometres – there are many of these.

This isn’t your typical five-star stay where guests remain cooped up in remote-controlled comfort. Of course you can, if you so wish, but the focus is on getting immersed in the environment and the culture.

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Luxurious new digs in Nitmiluk National Park are opening Katherine Gorge and the culture of its traditional owners, the Jawoyn people, to a new brand of traveller.

Gourmet Traveller

May 2013 edition

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.

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