Start your engine
Leave Darwin to embark on your 3.5 hour drive south along the Stuart Highway to Katherine.
Plunge into Edith Falls
Leliyn (Edith Falls) is the perfect stop over to break up the trip with a relaxing swim in the plunge pool (usually open May–October), or if you are feeling particularly active, a bushwalk along the Leliyn Trail.
Immerse yourself in local art
Katherine is a great base for exploring the nearby gorge country and learning about local Aboriginal culture. Stop in at the galleries in town showcasing Aboriginal art, where you can meet the artists, browse the pieces or buy one of your own to take home.
Feel revitalised with a dip in hot springs
Next stop, refresh yourself with a dip in the Katherine Hot Springs, a series of clear pools fed by a natural thermal spring on the banks of the Katherine River.
Catch a must-see show
A must-see while you're in the region is the Katherine Outback Experience with Tom Curtain. Tom is equally renowned for his award-winning music skills as he is for his horseman abilities. Watch in awe during his 90 minute show as you witness authentic horse-breaking, a working dog demonstration and performances with his trick horse.
Rest your head in Katherine
There are many accommodation options for tonight. Pitch a tent in the camping area of a caravan park, or treat yourself to a luxury experience at the Cicada Lodge, next to the Katherine Gorge in the stunning Nitmiluk National Park.