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A luxury stay in Nitmiluk awaits you at Cicada Lodge. Within steps you'll find Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge within a 10-minute stroll. Highlights at this romantic hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and free cooked-to-order breakfast.

All 18 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet and balconies. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and room service. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and designer toiletries. Coffee/tea makers, safes and phones are also available.

The restaurant, Cicada, serves regional cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel's own poolside bar and bar/lounge are nice places to enjoy a drink. Enjoy access to boat tours, rowing/canoeing and hiking/biking trails. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Nitmiluk hotel, you'll be 26.1 km (16.2 mi) from Katherine Museum and 30 km (18.6 mi) from MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft.

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$405* Per night/room 1 Nov. - 2 Nov.

Cicada Lodge ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cicada Lodge

Everyone (20) Couples (14) Family (5)
5 out of 5
Very nice room, pool. Quiet, peaceful, relaxing. A gem of an oasis amid the harsh Territory terrain and heat. A pleasure to stay at Cicada Lodge.

Posted by on 4 Oct. 2019

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5 out of 5
The Lodge was truly luxury in the outback. The staff were super friendly & helpful. The pool was 24/7 access, the rooms spacious & very comfortable with lots of facilities like coffee machine, lovely teas. Bathroom was spacious also & each room was private with a private balcony. Breakfast & canapés were superb. The price is a bit too costly I feel which resulted in us only being able to stay a max 2 nights. I was shocked to find a beautiful caravan park directly opposite the Lodge which made it less exclusive then I originally thought it was.

Posted by on 27 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5
Tranquil setting, amazing food, great hospitality, stunning setting

Posted by on 14 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Love the peace, tranquility and inclusions. The staff are helpful and excellent, but the property is not staffed to properly accommodate all of their guests to have breakfast in a timely fashion. This is a problem because breakfast is included in the price of the stay, and we had to leave on time to get a tour. Took us over an hour to get the breakfast that we had ordered the night before!!

Posted by on 10 May 2019

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3 out of 5
This is a lovely property in a great location. This was our fourth stay. We have noticed a significant decline in the service since our first stay. The staff is usually made up of young itinerant workers who are in Australia on working visas. On this occasion one was excellent and the rest were mediocre. They have a formula that they now cannot deviate from. The advice on daily activities was much poorer than we have experienced on previous stays. It took three attempts, talking with three different members of staff, each time receiving different information, before we could organise our day in the gorge. The evening meal is a set three course menu (no choice) for $95. Drinks are extra. You now have to order your breakfast the night before and, whist nice, is a lot less than on previous stays. The breakfast is more in line with a small cafe (you have a choice of four set meals) than a luxury or romantic accomodation stay. Our breakfast order was mucked up on the first day. On the second day we had a different chef that prepared the meals in a very different way (not as good) and we had to wait 40 minutes even though there were no other people at breakfast. Overall, this is still the best place in town. If you have not stayed before, or have not experienced many other luxury accommodation options, you will probably find it quite good. However, the drop in service meant this property was overpriced for what it offers and no longer in the luxury range.

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2019

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2 out of 5
Beds old and hard ridge down the middle. Pillows lumpy. Entertainment system down for the whole time. Rooms need updating and made mire comfy fir relaxing. Nit worth $500 plus a day, just not on point.

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
It is so lovely and quiet and in the middle of the bush. Very secluded and very pretty.

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Apr. 2019 by Sales

Lovley to hear you took the time to appreciate the remote bush and landscape. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Apr. 2019 by Sales

Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to leave a review

5 out of 5
Great setting in the bush. Excellent food and service. Few cob webs outside.

Posted by on 13 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Apr. 2019 by Sales

Thank you for your review! The bush setting is quite special to us :)

5 out of 5
Great location. Quiet and private getaway. Staff are fantastic and food is amazing. Loved it.

Posted by on 7 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Apr. 2019 by Sales

Thank you very much for your lovely review, sounds like you enjoyed the whole package. :)

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the luxury Cicada Lodge. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Free self parking and valet parking are available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Nitmiluk hotel.

  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free long-term parking , Free self parking , Free valet parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Katherine, NT (KTR-Tindal) (42.5 km / 26.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking, self parking, extended parking, and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Cicada Lodge offers 18 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower, a complimentary bathrobe and designer toiletries. This Nitmiluk hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Cicada – Overlooking the pool, this restaurant specialises in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 130 per vehicle (one way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cicada Katherine
  • Cicada Lodge
  • Cicada Lodge Katherine
  • Cicada Lodge Nitmiluk
  • Cicada Nitmiluk
  • Cicada Lodge Hotel
  • Cicada Lodge Nitmiluk
  • Cicada Lodge Hotel Nitmiluk

You should know

  • Cicada Lodge offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.