Katherine - Katherine Region - Northern Territory

The town of Katherine is situated conveniently between three outstanding areas of impressive grandeur, confirming the town as the perfect location to base yourself when exploring this part of the country. The Gulf region, Kakadu and the Kimberley are all easily accessible and can be explored as part of your entire outback experience from this serviceable town. The Katherine River has proven to be an enormous source of abundance of food and water for the existence of the Aboriginal people for millions of years. The town itself is located 307 kilometres south of Darwin hosting galleries, dining, swimming pool, golf course and lawn bowls.

The famous Katherine (Nitmiluk) Gorge is unquestionably the jewel in this outback towns crown, just 32 kilometres from the town centre, offering over 100 kilometres of walking trails. Thousands of years of relentless rain have carved a string of 13 gorges in the sandstone walls leaving behind sheer cliffs overlooking sandy beaches and 180,000 hectares of natural wonderland. Explore waterfalls and rockpools by embarking on an organised tour or boat cruise or undertake your own adventure by trekking or canoeing amidst the stunning scenery decorated by thousands of year old rock art.

Just 5 minutes from town is the shady spring-fed thermal creek, with a continuous 32 degrees Celsius, to soothe those aching muscles after a long day travelling or exploring. The Cutta Cutta Caves can be explored on a ranger guided tour just 27 kilometres south of the township where the Jawoyn Aboriginal people have long been connected. Signs of their culture can be discovered throughout the 1499 hectares that this Nature Park covers.

When you arrive in Katherine, the Visitor Information Centre should be top priority for maps, accommodation, tours and a loads more to help you make the most of your stay in this diverse area.

Where is Katherine

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Towns surrounding Katherine

Mataranka Katherine Region
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Pine Creek Katherine Region
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