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 | $146 per adult | $129 per child

Cicada Lodge offers many exclusive tours. View all tours »

Special Announcement

After an amazing year with many successes, not the least being winner of the Unique Accommodation category at the Northern Territory Tourism Awards, the management of Cicada Lodge is taking advantage of the wet season to close the Lodge for 4 weeks to run scheduled maintenance on the property. Cicada Lodge has achieved a reputation for excellence in service and quality of our product and with this short term closure and works on the property we will be able to continue to achieve this through 2015.
The works program will run from 1 February 2015 – 28 February 2015, with Cicada Lodge reopening on the 1st of March. Thank you for your ongoing support of Cicada Lodge