Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park

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Nitmiluk National Park is 244 km southeast of Darwin, around a series of gorges on the Katherine River and Edith Falls. Previously named Katherine Gorge National Park, its northern edge borders Kakadu National Park. The gorges and the surrounding landscape have great ceremonial significance to the local Jawoyn people, who are custodians of Nitmiluk National Park. In JawoynNitmiluk means "place of the cicada dreaming".

Freshwater Crocodiles are widely distributed along the river year-round. During the wet season, rises in water levels may allow Saltwater Crocodiles to enter the gorge, where they are caught and relocated to lower levels when the dry season begins. Birds that can be seen include OspreysRed-tailed Black CockatoosGreat BowerbirdsWhite-gaped Honeyeatersand Red-winged Parrots. Part of the Yinberrie Hills Important Bird Area, identified as such by Bird Life International because of its importance for endangered Gouldian Finches, lies in the park.