When the Jawoyn people first won back Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) in 1989, many people feared they would close the gorge to tourism.

But this was far from our minds. We have always been happy to share our country and show people how much it means to us.

Our elders set out a vision to oversee Nitmiluk and manage all tourist operations in the park. From this vision, Nitmiluk Tours was born.

Nitmiluk Tours is 100 per cent Jawoyn owned. It runs the visitor information centre, boat and canoe operations, the campground and the high-end, eco-resort Cicada on the banks of the gorge’s Katherine River. It also runs operations at Leliyn (Edith Falls).

Through Nitmiluk Tours, we put money back into the Jawoyn Association to fund important services and programs, and support employment and training in tourism and land management.

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We offer companies the opportunity to offset their carbon liabilities through their involvement in the Jawoyn Fire Project.

The project is Australian government-approved and offers carbon credits for reducing wildfires through strategic, controlled savanna burning.

The carbon project’s benefits reach far and wide. The project reduces harmful emissions, protects important wildlife and delivers significant social, cultural and economic benefits to Indigenous Australians.

For more information go to Fire Management section or click the image on the right.


The Jawoyn Association and RISE Ventures have joined forces to deliver the Community Development Programme (CDP) and boost employment and training in the central Arnhem region.

The Federal Government funded program is aimed at increasing employment opportunities for Aboriginal people on welfare.

The new partnership called Nyirrunggulung-Rise, which means working together, began delivering the program to communities of Beswick, Barunga and Manyallaluk next week, on July 1 2019.

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Jawoyn Contracting provides quality construction, trade and civil works services across the Katherine and Arnhem region.

The skilled workforce has been built to service a growing need across public and private projects in the area and to provide employment opportunities for our strong Indigenous workforce.

Jawoyn Contracting staff step on site with industry skills, training and certification, offering projects the option to buy locally and employ workers who understand the region, its tropical climate, diverse landscape and communities.

Our focus on local Indigenous employment includes growing long-term careers in building and construction, providing stable jobs and growing the local economy.

A proud 100 per cent Indigenous-owned company - our specialisation in servicing remote regions and our knowledge of country and community ensures we appropriately guide work on traditional lands.

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Jawoyn Fire Project

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