The Jawoyn people invite you to experience the history, beauty and culture of one of Australia’s most spectacular destinations.
Cicada Lodge will cater for the discerning, world traveller looking for an authentic Indigenous cultural and natural Australian wilderness experience-of-a-lifetime. Located some 300km south of Darwin and 32km from Katherine town centre, Cicada Lodge is situated on the riverfront of the picturesque Katherine River, centrally positioned below the escarpment and Nitmiluk Gorge entrance. Cicada Lodge is a joint venture between the Jawoyn people and Indigenous Business Australia.
Cicada Lodge delivers the highest standards of non-intrusive, world-class service in modern, architect-designed, fully air-conditioned rooms; each elegantly furnished in a contemporary, sophisticated style fusing international, modern Australian and Indigenous design elements. The Lodge’s design emphasises and facilitates natural airflow, while blending well with its surrounds and the panoramic windows help create the visual effect of inviting the outside in. The Lodge offers touring options such as gorge cruises, self-guided walks, canoeing and more.
Cicada Lodge has a total of 18 rooms. Cicada Lodge will even celebrate the park’s monsoonal climate – seasonal tropical rains ensure the Lodge has access to an unlimited supply of fresh water and the giant 250mm “raindrop” showerheads in every bathroom have been specifically designed to pay tribute to the giant tropical monsoon raindrops. Furnishings cleverly harness the Jawoyn People’s colours of rich ochres and earthy browns, the orange hues of sunrise and sunset and the muted greens of the Australian bush. Every room will host original Indigenous paintings