First started in 1994 as Gecko Canoeing in Katherine, Northern Territory of Australia, the Heart of Australia’s Tropical Savannah.
As a small operation, Gecko Canoeing and Trekking continues to conduct high quality eco-adventures and has been the recipient of many Adventure and Ecotourism awards
Our products are quite different from other operations in that we fully utilise our intimate knowledge of the local locations, nature and culture, taking our guests into exclusive areas, often seeing few other people.
Connect with country and spirit in The Outback: The Katherine Region is remote, wild, adventurous, inspiring and boasts many unique specialist and endemic mammal, reptile and bird species. It offers the opportunity to experience the wilderness through encounters with wildlife, nature, and Indigenous culture.
As well as a focus on the wildlife of the region, the tranquil yet exciting remoteness provides an exhilarating experience. We paddle the tropical savannah river systems and trek through the amazing and ancient sandstone region of the Arnhem Plateau. We also drive across the expanses of the region, visiting the iconic Kakadu World Heritage Park, the exceptional Nitmiluk Park and across the Victoria River Region featuring Judpurra (Gregory) National Park to the famed ‘Big Country’ of the Kimberley.
Business owner Mick Jerram has been a naturalist in the ‘Top End’ of Australia’s savannah, paddling the rivers and trekking the ‘stone country’ since 1990. Mick is a highly qualified guide with over 30 years of leadership experience and has been an accredited Savannah Guide for 19 of those years.