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4.7 out of 5

"Excellent quiet accommodation, great location of dwellings in parkland. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 27 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Nitmiluk awaits you at Cicada Lodge. You'll be 0.5 km (0.3 mi) from Katherine Gorge and 7.3 km (4.5 mi) from Nitmiluk National Park. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free cooked-to-order breakfast.

The restaurant, Cicada, serves regional cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own lounge bar and poolside bar 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.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 4.5-star Nitmiluk hotel include Katherine Museum and School of the Air.

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$525* Per night/room 28 Mar. - 29 Mar.

Cicada Lodge ratings based on 43 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 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 (21) Couples (17) Family (6)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
Excellent quiet accommodation, great location of dwellings in parkland.

Posted by on 27 Jan. 2020

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5 out of 5
Loved everything about this property.. Amazing staff, food and location. Only down side was we had to leave.. Would recommend to anyone wanting a slice of luxury, relaxation.

Posted by , from Perth WA on 9 Jan. 2020

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5 out of 5
Out of the way service accomodating my wife who is pregnant. Got her extra toast for her morning sickness and modified her menu for our tasting dinners.

Posted by on 28 Dec. 2019

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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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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 available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Cicada Lodge. An 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)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


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


  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking, self parking, extended parking, and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Cicada Lodge offers 18 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, and designer toiletries. This Nitmiluk hotel provides complimentary 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

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

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

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. The host will greet guests on arrival.

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. This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. The host will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 5 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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 may be 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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Children stay free
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Host will greet you
  • Smoke detector
  • Children stay free: Maximum age 5
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety


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

  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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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.