Unique Sleeps: Amazing hotels hand picked by Expedia Experts. Cicada Lodge, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory

Perched on the Katherine River just a stone’s throw from ancient Nitmiluk Gorge, the 100 percent Indigenous-owned Cicada Lodge provides unbounded luxury for visitors to this largely untamed region of the Northern Territory.

Its name derives from the word “Nitmiluk” itself, which in the local traditional Jawoyn tongue means “Cicada Place”. There are just 18 beautifully appointed rooms – each with its own balcony overlooking the stunning, primal sandstone landscape – privacy and seclusion are top of mind at this architect-designed eco lodge.

The Indigenous, locally produced artworks adorning the walls are perfectly offset by all the modern comforts you would expect in an award-winning 4-star sanctuary such as Cicada Lodge, including that all-important air-conditioning and decadent outdoor swimming pool.