Welcome to Gecko Canoeing and Trekking
Choose Your Tour
Gecko Canoeing’s Award Winning River Tour Range enables you to experience the Katherine River at its best. Comfortable ‘down stream’ touring, incredible wildlife ‘close ups’ and relaxing camping with chairs and tables and someone to cook and do the dishes for you. Sleep under a blanket of stars and wake to a chorus of birds (and a hot cup of coffee) – we aim to please. We don’t tour within Nitmiluk National Park. If you wish to include Nitmiluk Gorge in your visit, we can arrange a boat cruise as part of your itinerary, just ask.
Other rivers, other areas, other exciting experiences are also on offer. Let us know what you want and we will do our best to put it together for you, designed and priced to suit.It all adds up to a unique holiday experience.
• Katherine River 3 Day • Katherine Flora Daly 6 Day • Ord River 5 Day • Wickham River 6 Day •Heli-Kayaking •Nitmiluk Gorge Descent
Have a look at some of the packages we have put together, they may make your travel plans a little bit easier. They include transport, accommodation and great experiences. If you are interested in wildlife, have a look, birdwatchers will love the diversity and families will love the ease of a holiday that runs smoothly. Walking & Paddling, what a great way to get back in touch with nature.
We also can provide Private Charters all over the Top End of the Northern Territory
* 8 days Trekking and Canoeing the Katherine River
* 13 Day Wilderness Escape
Over the years we have developed relationships with top quality operators overseas, resulting in all encompassing, exciting and enriching tour experiences. Have a look at our “Colours of Fall” tour.
Maine, USA – 5 day canoeing on the Saint Croix River
USA and Canada – Rockies, Orca’s and Northern Lights
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Why walk with us? We are a LOCALLY BASED company, proud to have lived and operated in the region for 15+ years. We have a high standard of guiding and often train and support other operators. We are a very personable operation which really focuses on our GUESTS experience in fine detail. We cater for those who wish to really experience the Top End, to get out there and get up close to nature. We are a local Katherine Tour Operator guiding the Famous Jatbula Trail in Nitmiluk National Park and offering some really wild walks – The Dreaming Place Trail from the Manyallaluk Aboriginal Community to Nitmiluk Gorge, and a new walk from Koolpin Gorge to Twin Falls in Kakadu National Park. Sleeping under the stars on your comfortable Thermarest matress, watching the sun set over the Arnhemland Escarpment and enjoying the company of a small group of friends. Departures are listed, so go on in and have a look, see if there is something there to suit you! • Jatbula Trail ‘Plus’ 5/6 Day • Kakadu Twin Falls Trail 5/6 Day •Nitmiluk Dreaming Trail 4/5 Day
We also provide a Jatbula Trail Transfer Service for those wishing to walk the Jatbula Trail independently.
Jatbula Trail Gide and Map.
The Northern Territory is an outstanding birding destination comprising sandstone and woodland endemics in the north and some rewarding desert birding in the south.The Katherine region offers the opportunity to view over 230 species. The tours listed below are designed to observe as many species in the different habitats in the region in the timeframe allocated. Mick Jerram is an experienced Bird Guide in the region (over 20 years) and is able to look for sought after target species.
• 3 Day Katherine River, Woodlands & Ecotones Tour
• Katherine ‘Big Day Out’ Tour
• Private Guiding in the Northern Territory with customised itineraries.
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The Katherine River Region – Gateway to Kakadu. We have been living and operating tours here for over 15 years. With a small population the area is lightly touched by commercial pressures and once out of the main town areas few people are seen. Floating down the Katherine with only the burbling of the river and the glow of millions of stars at night reality strikes home and the real world seems as unreal and contrived as it is.
This video will give you a feel for the easy nature of the river touring trips.