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Venn, Australia
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park Guided Tours

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Discover the magnificent Cutta Cutta Caves system on a 1-hour guided underground tour. See the stalactites and stalagmites up close, and hear about the wildlife and human history of the caves — a popular attraction in the Top End area of Australia's Northern Territory.
  • 1-hour guided tour of Cutta Cutta Caves
  • View the cave system up close during a tour that goes up to 50 feet (15 meters) underground
  • Learn about the animal life and geology of Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park
  • Check out one of Australia's only tropical cave systems
  • Take an optional self-guided nature walk through a tropical woodland
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1hr Guided tour
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Cutta Cutta Caves , Cutta Cutta Caves, Venn NT 0852, Australia

Inside kiosk based at Cutta Cutta Caves Native park

This activity will end right where it started.
Make your own way to Cutta Cutta Caves, which is easily accessible from the Stuart Highway just 16.5-miles (27-kilometers) south of Katherine.

Meet your guide and receive a brief orientation, then descend 50 feet (15 meters) into the limestone cave system. Thus tropical cave system formed millions of years ago, and is one of only a few in Australia, which makes it a focus of scientific research. It has also has played significance for Aboriginal culture and modern European history

Hear details about the area’s geology and Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, which is home to more than 170 bird species, such as the endangered Gouldian finch and hooded parrot. Some rare bats live here also, including the ghost bat and horseshoe bat.

When you have finished your cave tour, you might want to explore further on your own. The nature park offers a self-guided Tropical Woodland walk with information about local flora and fauna.
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Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park
Formed millions of years ago the Cutta Cutta Caves system is home to a variety of native wildlife and is rich in Indigenous culture and modern European history. Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park is located 27km south of Katherine and is easily accessible from the Stuart Highway. The park covers 1499 hectares of limestone landscape, and is home to five species of bats, including the rare Ghost and Horseshoe bats. About 170 species of birds have been recorded within the park, including the Hooded Parrot and the endangered Gouldian Finch. Tropical cave systems like those in Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park are limited in Australia and are therefore of scientific and conservation interest and are the primary season the area has been declared an official Nature Park. In addition to the Caves system, a Visitor Centre and kiosk, the park offers a Tropical Woodland walk, with information for visitors about the local flora and fauna. The Tropical Woodland walk begins near the carpark and enables visitors to experience the open tropical woodland. Allow 10 to 20 minutes to complete the walk. The Cutta Cutta Caves tour is typically open from April until the end of October, depending on weather conditions.
Duration: 1 hour 
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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Enclosed Footwear must be worn
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Caves open from April to October
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Nitmiluk Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitisation during Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park Guided Tours?
A:The policy on sanitisation is:

  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park Guided Tours?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Cutta Cutta Caves
, Aug. 2022
Smaller caves but great experience with guide sharing their knowledge. Well worth the visit. Interesting to know that the caves feed the Katherine springs which is also a great place to visit
Underground world
, Aug. 2022
Very interesting tour. Our lovely guide was very knowledgeable and very well spoken. We had a big group, but she made sure we were all included. Fascinating tour. Thank you
Great experience
, Aug. 2022
Cave is amazing. My guide on the day was very knowledgeable and threw in some humour which made us all laugh.
A cave different from the rest.
, Aug. 2022
You can only go there with a guided tour and the guide will tell u stories about the cave. Great way to learn how different Cutta Cutta Cave is different from a normal cave.
Jasmine is awesome
, Aug. 2022
The tour guide Jasmine was the friendliest and most professional self confessed nerd I have ever met.
Highly recommended
, Jul. 2022
Fantastic tour guide - 500 million years of geological history - great tour guide - very informative and impressive
Worth a visit!
, Jul. 2022
Who knew that there are these amazing underground caves here in Katherine. There is like no other. Our guide was great. Worth a visit I say.
Great tour
, Jul. 2022
The very knowledgeable guide and great formations . Loved the tree roots coming into the cave. Interesting history of the caves being used in world war 2.
Fantastic and fun visit had by all
, Jul. 2022
The caves were fantastic and the guide was bright and informative, happy to recommend to all to visit and enjoy
Great experience
, Jul. 2022
Great value for money. Tour guide extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended to future visitors.
Well worth the stop to see them
, Jul. 2022
The tour guide was very informative providing the history of the caves. Definitely recommend stopping in to see them.
Educational and awe inspiring nature at its best
, Jul. 2022
Excellent cultural visit to the underground caves. Knowledgable tour guide with interesting information disseminated. Entertaining at times however seems overpriced for large groups going through to a small portion of the cave only. Definitely would recommend.
Very informative guide. ...
, Jul. 2022
Very informative guide. Don’t need a jumper as it got quite warm in the cave. Great experience would do it again.
, Jul. 2022
The Caves are a Natural work of art, I do not have the words to aptly describe there beauty. Our Guide Angus had extensive knowledge on the Caves and there geological formation and history. Angus was a very amiable person and our trip was enjoyable. I would recommend this adventure to everyone.
It was a really well...
, Jul. 2022
It was a really well coordinated tour that was conducted by an enthusiastic and passionate guide who appeared to be doing her dream job
Great experience,
, Jul. 2022
Great guide who was enthusiastic in her explanation of the caves. Don’t mind the snake!! Great value for money.
Interesting tour
, Jun. 2022
Very interesting tour. Christie, our guide, was terrific- very informative. I would recommend this tour.
Structures good,animals one
, Jun. 2022
Was expecting to see bats that live there,there were none. A second snake would have been interesting.
1 traveller found this review helpful
Go directly to caves to buy tickets as online bookings is a rip off
, Jun. 2022
Caves and tour was great however booking was difficult and when I checked my bank statement I was overcharged by $41
Cutta Cutta Caves
, Jun. 2022
Took a quick stop at the Cutta Cutta Caves just below Katherine. Our guide Jaz was very knowledgeable & made it interesting. Worth seeing. Can’t upload any photos for some reason.

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