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Katherine Gorge and Baruwei Loop Walk

Hike State
Hike Level


4.7 KM

Hike Duration

3-4 Hours

Hike Style


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Hike Grade



Day Hike

Start Point

Gorge Rd, Katherine NT 0850, Australia

Katherine Gorge and Baruwei Loop Walk

Image: Angelo Emmanuel

Why this Hike

This hike in near Katherine is a fantastic day adventure for hikers looking for an easier hike within the Northern Territory. With sections that follow the Katherine River and a Lookout followed by a short climb, this hike has a little bit of everything and shows off the best of the local area including the gorge.

Track Notes & Overview

Starting on the track near Cicada Lodge this hike follows the Katherine River for a short period passing by Nitmiluk Visitor Centre and climbing up to Baruwei Lookout. From here you will continue to follow the track as it leaves the river and follows the cliff edge as you walk over the gorge below. Keep walking as you reach a lookout before descending down the steps to Gorge Road, follow the parallel track as it crosses the road back to the starting point of the hike near the lodge, from which you can head home.

*Please note this walk may be marked as 'Beginner' but is not good for first time hikers or very inexperienced hikers.

Packing for a Day Hike

Packing for a Day Hike

Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.

Food for a Day Hike

Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.

Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.

Leave No Trace

A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.

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