Cicada Lodge offers boutique accommodation and modern comforts in the heart of Nitmiluk National Park in Australia's Northern Territory


Cicada Lodge is the premier luxury accommodation in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory, making it an ideal base to discover the natural and cultural wonders of Nitmiluk National Park. The 18 elegantly styled air-conditioned guest rooms all feature private balconies so you can drift off and wake up to the sights and sounds of the native bush. Choose to spend your day exploring the spectacular ancient landscape of Nitmiluk Gorge and the rich culture of the Jawoyn people by foot, air or on the water. Highlights include gorge cruises and canoeing expeditions, scenic heli flights to secluded waterfalls and swimming holes and immersive Indigenous cultural experiences. Back at the lodge, unwind with a refreshing dip in the pool, or a cool drink in the guest lounge. With its modern fusion menu showcasing native flavours and locally sourced ingredients, dining at Cicada Lodge's award-winning restaurant completes this uniquely Australian experience.

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What's Included
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Full breakfast daily
  • ‘Welcome to Nitmiluk’ sunset drinks and canapes
3Location & Access
Location & Access

Cicada Lodge is located in the Nitmiluk National Park, 30km from the Katherine Township (20 minutes by road). Katherine can be accessed from Darwin by road (3.5 hours) or by air (45 minutes). Self-driving is recommended to allow access to the best sites in and around Nitmiluk, and your Journey Designer can provide a curated itinerary to ensure you see them all.

4Insider Advice
What You Need to Know
Best Room

All lodge rooms offer the same level of comfort and privacy

Suitable For

Couples, private groups and families

Best Nearby Walk

The Jatbula Trail runs from Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge to Lelyin (Edith Falls)

Best Nearby Park

Nitmiluk National Park

Best Food & Wine Experience

The Chef's Three-Course Menu at Cicada Lodge showcases contemporary Australian cuisine infused with native ingredients

Best Place for Relaxation

The pool or outdoor deck with drinks and canapes at sunset


Year-round, but April to October is best for accessible dry roads in the Top End

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