Cicada Lodge caters for the discerning, world traveler looking for an authentic Indigenous cultural and natural Australian wilderness experience-of-a-lifetime. Located 300 kilometers south of Darwin and 32 kilometers from Katherine town center, Cicada Lodge is situated on the riverfront of the picturesque Katherine River, centrally positioned below the escarpment and Nitmiluk Gorge entrance. 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.
All 18 rooms are air-conditioned and feature private balconies, allowing you the choice of opening your room to the sounds and sights of the native bush or closing it for the cool privacy of your room sanctuary. Each room offers views across the distinct sandstone country above the gorge – lush gullies full of flora inhabiting giant cracks in the gorge walls, and broad valleys meandering through both the high and low country. Each room features Indigenous artwork from local artists, whereby the rich colors of the art are blending with and complimenting the modern design and fittings. The ancient stories within the paintings weave the modern with the traditional to create a unique blend. Room amenities include a television with satellite channels and complimentary movies, tea/coffee making facilities, bathrobes and complimentary wireless internet access.
Guests are invited to taste and experience some enjoyable native Australian foods, incorporated into a fresh, contemporary menu. Wherever you are in the world, the opportunity to try local ingredients makes for a unique dining experience and Australia’s Northern Territory is certainly no exception. Visitors to Cicada Lodge will enjoy the best of what Australia has to offer, with dishes combining traditional elements and incredible flavors from the region. The Lodge’s cuisine is about mixing and matching traditional herbs and fruits with the freshest of local produce. A key element of the Cicada dining adventure is the Chef’s Table which will feature a specialty dish of the Chef’s choice, based on the season and the availability of quality local produce. The Chef’s Table allows guests to sample and experience dishes that are truly unique to the region.
Facilities at Cicada Lodge include an outdoor pool, a restaurant and concierge service.