Hours: 0900-1700

The only Local Canoeing, Kayaking and Trekking Operator in the Top End
Only operator on the Katherine River outside of the gorges

Gecko Canoeing and Trekking are a Katherine based company, proud to have lived and operated in the region for 26 years. We focus on our guests experience in fine detail. Catering to those who wish to really experience the Top End, to get out there and get close to nature. Gecko offer extended group and private trekking, canoeing or combined tours in the Katherine region. Operating out of Katherine we tour the famous Katherine River, Jatbula Trail in Nitmiluk National Park and offer some really wild walks – The Gorge and beyond from Manyallaluk to Nitmiluk Gorge and five to six day walks including Twin Falls Trail and Jim Jim loops in Kakadu National Park. Gekco is an Ecotourism Australia ‘Advanced Eco-Accredited’ company as well as being a ‘Halll of Fame’ inductee in Ecotourism Australia and a ‘Green Travel Leader”. We are also a proud Savannah Guide Enterprise and have been since 1996. Business principal Mick Jerram has been guiding in the region for over 20 years. Mick also offers customized multi-day birdwatching guided tours across the Top End and is a qualified Senior Savannah Guide.

Map & Directions

275 Murnburlu Road, Katherine NT 0850, Auistralia


Katherine is 324 kms south of Darwin City along the Stuart Hwy.

Cancellation Policy

Gecko Canoeing and Trekking Cancellation Policy exists to encourage commitment when booking a tour and to cover costs incurred when individuals or groups either cancel postpone or do not arrive for a departure. Once your booking has been confirmed the GENERAL CONDITIONS and CANCELLATION POLICY are considered to be in effect.

- Every effort is taken by Management and Guides of Gecko Canoeing to ensure safe touring; however no responsibility is taken by Gecko Canoeing and Trekking for personal injury or loss/damage of personal items if the advice and procedures communicated before and during the tour has not been followed.

- We highly recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance and have adequate personal insurance in order to cover unfortunate and unforeseeable occurrences.

- You will be asked to disclose any irregular medical physical or mental conditions swimming ability and emergency contact details prior to the tour via a disclosure form

- You will be asked to read and sign an acknowledgement of advice form prior to tour commencement. You will not be asked to waive your rights as a consumer under the Trade Practices Act.

- In the unlikely event of a need for alteration; Gecko Canoeing and Trekking reserves the right to change with reasonable notice the itinerary subject to unexpected or unsafe conditions.

- If the above occurs; Gecko Canoeing and Trekking will not be held responsible for any expense incurred by the guest but will endeavor to reach an appropriate resolution. (Please refer to travel insurance advice).


- Confirmed Bookings that are cancelled within 7 Days of the agreed scheduled departure date will incur a penalty of 100% of the tour cost.

- Confirmed Bookings that are cancelled within 30 days to 48 hrs prior to the agreed scheduled departure date will incur a 50% fee.

Confirmed Bookings that are cancelled within 30-60 days prior to the agreed scheduled departure date will incur the booking fee ($220 per person).

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