About Katherine

Katherine  is located about 320km south of Darwin and is the gateway to the north, south, east and west. Katherine Visitor Information Centre is the perfect place to stop in and find out all the exciting and beautiful things to see, do and experience in the area or on your way up to Darwin or across to Kununarra (WA) or down to Alice Springs or across to Mt Isa (Qld). 

Katherine itself is an amazing place. We have the famous Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) where you are able to take a cruise up the gorge, canoe at your leisure or even take one of the many walking tracks. The best way to see the sheer size of the Katherine Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park is to fly over it and view the spectacular scenery , and you can book a helicopter ride with Nitmiluk Tours – Scenic Flights.

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Edith Falls is also part of the Nitmiluk National Park and is located only 66km north of Katherine (approx 45 minute drive from township of Katherine), it is spring fed therefore it flows all year round and boasts a great day out with swimming, bush walks, picnic and camping areas.

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For a hands on cultural experience you must visit Top Didj Cultrual Experience  and also Katherine Outback Experience.

Take a stroll through the three art galleries in Katherine:

Mimi Aboriginal Arts And Cultural Centre

Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Cultural Centre

Top Didj Art Gallery

 

For a refreshing dip go and have a swim at the Katherine Hot Springs , and after a swim, go on to visit the Low Level and have a coffee and sandwich at the Pop Rocket Café.

Cutta Cutta Caves are located only 27km south of Katherine. The cave is a series of limestone caverns dating back 500 million years featuring sparkling columns, pillars and flowstones of calcite crystal. Tours  run each day for one hour. Between October and March tours in the afternoon can be very warm. (NB. The caves accept cash only)

The Katherine Museum is a must see, they have a wonderful display of photo’s dating back from the early settlers, aboriginal artifacts, all the images and footage from the devastating 1998 Katherine Floods including history on WW II, Clyde Fenton the first flying doctor and horticulture in the early days. They also serve an absolutely delicious Devonshire Tea. It is open 364 days a year from 9am to 4pm. Admission fees apply.

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For the ultimate stockcamp experience without going to a cattle station try out Marksie’s Stockmans Camp Tucker Night. Dine under the stars around a campfire and take in that bush experience. You will be treated with traditional camp fire cooking of roasts, stews, damper and you will have the opportunity to try a variety of different cuisines from Kangaroo, Buffalo or Camel. Great fun for the whole family.

The Katherine Region has an abundance of events which happen throughout the Dry Season from cultural experiences like the Walking with Sprits Festival (July) or Barunga Festival (June), to the very lively Katherine Show (July),  plus the many regional fishing competitions.   

 

Please stop by our office and say hello , we would love the opportunity to tell you more about our wonderful town of Katherine.