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  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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With a stay at Cicada Lodge in Katherine, you’ll be on a river and minutes from Katherine Gorge.


Make yourself at home in one of the 18 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Partially open bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and bathrobes.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a garden. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar, take in a pool view, and even dine alfresco (weather permitting). You can also stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary breakfast is included.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Cicada Lodge
Gorge Road
Katherine, 0850 Australia


Nice and comfortable but not worth the price as not so luxurious

We didn't have the highest expectations due to other reviews but we still decided to stay here as there are really few other options and we wanted to be near the gorge etc. Firstly there is not much point in staying near the gorge as one can't see anything until one goes on a boat or on a walk up the hill. It was a bit disappointing that there weren't any views from the hotel considering the price. We paid around $550 a night which is extremely high for Australia and one expects absolute luxury at that price. The cabins were separate just joined to one other but nobody stayed next to us the nights we stayed, we stayed for two nights. The cabins were very clean and they were totally bug free and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was fine, nothing special, with a shower only. The rooms were relatively large. They just weren't anything luxurious or plus considering price paid, the decor was very plain and brown. The towels were not very plush. The grounds were OK but not very well kept in terms of sweeping leaves at all, just bush which is what we expected. We swam in the pool, it's small but fine. The wifi didn't work so it's good we had the Telstra reception. It's a 5 minute walk to where the boats go on gorge tours, but no views at the hotel. The canapes and drinks in the evening were included. Breakfast was included - choice of a la carte which is what we prefer over buffet - but it was disappointing - hot food was not cooked well, bacon not crispy etc. The continental breakfast was better than the hot breakfasts. Coffee was fine. The dinner was disappointing as it cost $95 with no choice - given entree, main and dessert without any choice. We received a menu but then it was different from what was served slightly. The entree and main were OK but just very average, not highly memorable. The desert was really not enjoyable and therefore ruined the meal a bit - it's like they just put left over bits of desert on the plate with ones they had left and some crumbs, but it was not tasty. It was acceptable though and OK to have for a night, the issue is we didn't want to have it for the second night. Their other bistro type dining they have where the camp ground is was only open for few more nights, so when it's off season i am not sure what people do other than go to Katherine - a 25 minute drive. The food at their other bistro place was absolutely awful, we only had vegetarian stuff as the preparation of their food was awful, it was not enjoyable at all - I understand it's not part of the hotel, but there are really no options if one stays more than a night as one doesn't really want to eat another very average $95 meal for another night. Some of the staff were nice and pleasant, they did their best as it's not their fault about the price of the accommodation. It didn't appear that much effort went into cleaning and tidying the property though, other than the rooms. We probably still preferred to stay here though rather than Katherine as the town wasn't particularly nice. The gorge is spectacular and highly worth coming to but the accommodation options just really aren't great and this hotel takes advantage of this. I think what was more upsetting was seeing an ad for people who live in NT to be able to stay at the hotel for about half the price. That just means there is a huge mark up for other tourists that don't leave in NT, fair enough to give locals a discount but that's a huge difference. The canapes and breakfast are not worth paying an enormous amount. The quality of the food was a bit disappointing considering that they are not so remote - only 25 minutes drive from Katherine that had a very big Woolworths so there is fresh food around. The atmosphere at night with canapes and drink was nice and cleanliness and comfort of rooms was good, but they could do more to make it more luxurious to make it worth the money as I have never paid this much for a place of this standard which is why I rated it average, partly based on value for money. If I came again, perhaps I would stay here for one night instead of two, to be able to see the gorge.

First time to the Northern Territory

Our room was extremely well appointed, clean, quiet. It's "Lux Eco friendly accomodation" with only 18 rooms in all. This is basically for adults only. It has a small pool but welcomed on a hot day. Dinner average is about $100 pp, but done as for a 6 star restaurant. Breakfast can be included in your package. Only a short 5 min walk to Katherine Gorge cruise. Definitely do the dinner cruise. I think the best time to come is just before or after the "WET Session". The staff are extremely friendly and helpful.

The tranquility continued
Rochelle A

What a wonderful opportunity to stay at such a lovely location. The rooms are very comfortable and well-appointed and the restaurant food sublime. The proximity of this property to Nitmiluk and all it has to offer make it an ideal base to explore this wonderful part of the world.