Katherine & Surrounds

Where the outback meets the tropics. The majesty of Nitmiluk National Park, incorporating 13 beautiful gorges including the renowned Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, needs to be seen to be believed. And there are a number of ways to explore this incredible bucket-list experience including on-foot, cruising, by air or canoeing.

The third largest town in the Northern Territory, Katherine, is your gateway to the surrounds. Situated on the banks of the Katherine River, the town holds a rich history in indigenous art, World War II and the Overland Telegraph Line.

Don’t miss Tom Curtain’s Katherine Outback Experience, for an interactive and fun show depicting real life on the land. Experience the natural sandy bottomed thermal spa waters of Elsey National Park for a rejuvenating swim at the various pools including the popular Bitter Springs and Mataranka. Take a refreshing dip in Katherine Hot Springs, on the banks of the Katherine River within the township and explore the surrounding scenic walking tracks.