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Gecko Canoeing and Trekking

Location: 275 Murnburlu Road, Katherine NT 0850, Auistralia

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

Hours: 0900-1700

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Description

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.

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.
GENERAL CONDITIONS
? 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.
? 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.
? 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).
CANCELLATION POLICY Confirmed Bookings that are cancelled within 48 hrs 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.

Map

Directions

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

News

Our Katherine River is OPEN and tours are operating!! (see below)

Katherine River and Hiking Tour Season usually operates 1st May until 10th October

East Kimberley - Ord River Tour Season usually operates 10th October to 30th April Due to the "Wet" and "Dry weather patterns we can often start reconnaisance of the river mid April and often take clientel who wish to experince an extra unique experience to assess the river.

Awards

Winner - Ecotourism Australia "Gecko Awards" for Best Ecotourism Operator Listed as 1 of the Top 20 Tours In Australia - Australian Traveller Magazine June 2009 Winner - 2009, NT Brolga Awards for "Outsatnding Interrpretive Guide" Paula Moloney Winner - 2003, 2004 & 2005 NT Brolga Awards for tourism excellence "Ecotourism" Winner - 2003 & 2004 NT Brolga Awards for tourism excellence "Adventure Tourism" Winner - 2004 NT Brolga Awards for "Outstanding Interpretive Guide" Mick Jerram Finalist - 2003 Brolga Awards Awards for "Outstanding Interpretive Guide" Jenn Child Finalist - 2003-2004 & 2004-2005 Australian Tourism Awards representing the Northern Territory

Special events

Katherine Bird Week 17-21st October

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.
GENERAL CONDITIONS
? 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.
? 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.
? 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).
CANCELLATION POLICY Confirmed Bookings that are cancelled within 48 hrs 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.