Nice trip Lizzy, you’ve inspired me to add my own pics and trip report. I did something similar with three friends last winter. I’d booked the Jatbula and coming from the southern states I thought we could make a week of it and do a three day walk and paddle around Nitmiluk.
We went in via the rim track , so walked about 16km up to about the 8th gorge before putting in a paddling to the canoeist campsite in the 9th gorge which is superb. The following day we intended to head upstream to about the 11th but I had a nasty open blister still lingering from the Tabletop walk and Dave had a crook ankle so we turned the already leisurely day into a very leisurely one as we drifted down to the 4th gorge campsite for the night. Our third day was a straight paddle back to the visitors centre.
We had amazing weather and didn’t see a soul until about the 3rd gorge which amazed us given it was peak season, the rafts were ideal for this trip and it’s one I would recommend as it is truly lovely place. Very doable in two days by why hurry. I would recommend the walk in as, although it looks like an out and back on the map it feels more like a circuit given the completely different feel.
And Jatbula is a fantastic walk well worth heading up for but I kind of enjoyed the walk float just as much, if not a little more
I’m a luddite so I hope this link to my pics works … pictures beat words (mine anyway)