Often called the 'Crossroads of the North' because of its location, Katherine is the fourth largest town in the Northern Territory and is located 312 km south-east of Darwin on the Katherine River.
There are also plenty of other things to do around town including visiting the Katherine Museum, Old Train Station, School of the Air and Springvale Homestead.
Don’t leave Katherine without
- Checking out the limestone caves at Cutta Cutta
- Going on a boat or canoe tour at Nitmiluk Gorge
NP. Double canoes available for canoeing with kids.
You can als take a steep walk up the escarpment to
the first Gorge lookout.
- Getting a feel for the life of the outback pioneers at
the Katherine Museum.
- Stopping in at Top Didj or Mimi and learning about
the local indigenous art and culture.
Swim in cool waterholes, have a traditional camp dinner under the stars, discover diverse wildlife or learn more about the traditional owners.
Nitmiluk National Park is owned by the local Jawoyn people and Katherine Gorge is the main attraction of the park. It’s a series of 13 deep sandstone gorges carved out by the Katherine
River on its journey from Arnhem Land to the Timor Sea.
Located 30km out of Katherine, the magnificent gorges offer walking, swimming, canoeing, boating
and even flying through them.
Situated in the heart of Katherine, the Katherine Hot Springs are a favourite for many and provide
a safe environment for all the family to have a swim. The Low Level Nature Reserve is a great
spot to have a picnic or throw a line in to try and catch a Barramundi.
The Katherine Town Council operates the Katherine Visitor Information Centre. We have in place an online booking centre which allows you to make all of your tour and accommodation bookings online, www.visitkatherine.com.au.