Katherine & Surrounds Nitmiluk Gorge Map showing the Katherine and Surrounds region in the NT Replay | View larger map Katherine & Surrounds Destinations See & do Events Tours Accommodation Region guide Come to where the Outback meets the tropics and discover a region full of gorges and misty waterfalls, thermal springs and ancient cultures. Things to see & do around Katherine Elsey National Park Relax in the hot springs and visit heritage sites at Elsey National Park, the setting for the Australian novel We of the Never Never. Read more Judbarra/Gregory National Park Grab your best hiking boots and head to the spectacular gorge country of Judburra Gregory National Park, the second largest park in the NT. Read more Mataranka Visit the small pastoral town of Mataranka, made famous by the novel We of the Never Never and renowned for its sandy-bottomed thermal pool. Read more Aboriginal culture Explore the ancient rock art, crafts and culture of Katherine – an important meeting place for indigenous people for many thousands of years. Read more Nitmiluk Gorge Be drawn to the spectacular sandstone country of Nitmiluk National Park and the majestic Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge with spectacular cliffs that... Read more Katherine Hot Springs Take a refreshing dip in Katherine Hot Springs. Read more Katherine Outback Experience The multi-award winning Katherine Outback Experience (KOE) provides a unique window into life on the land. Read more Gulf Region Journey east from Katherine towards the Gulf of Carpentaria across an unspoilt wilderness and one of the Territory's best remote fishing destinations. Read more Bitter Springs Discovered by surveyors for the Overland Telegraph Line in the latter part of the nineteenth century, the Bitter Springs are located approximately... Read more Katherine Kick off your Katherine adventure in the NT's third-largest town. Try a spot of caving, join a river cruise, or fly over the stunning Katherine Gorge. Read more Jatbula Trail The Jatbula Trail is a 62 km one way walk, departing from Nitmiluk Gorge, traversing through the western edge of the Arnhem Land escarpment over... Read more Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park is located 30 kilometres south of Katherine and covers 1,499 hectares of karst limestone landscape, found in only a... Read more Katherine Museum Visit Katherine Museum for a vivid and detailed account of local histories. Read more Top 10 things to do around Katherine The outback meets the tropics in Katherine, a big country town three hours drive south of Darwin on the mighty Katherine River. The jewel of this... Read more Inspiration for your Katherine trip Top free things to do in Katherine & surrounds The ultimate Katherine & surrounds accommodation guide Top End Local's Tips: Darwin to Katherine What's on around Katherine 2020 Katherine Bird Festival 10 – 13 September 2020 Freedom Day Festival 21 – 23 August 2020 Barunga Festival 5 – 7 June 2020 Your search returned no results. Please try again. Show more Video : Katherine & Surrounds Search & book Find accommodation, tours, activities and events in the NT Show me everything Accommodation Tours Hire & services See & do Festivals & events Articles Food & drink Itineraries Tour companies Darwin & Surrounds Alice Springs & Surrounds Uluru & Surrounds Kakadu & Surrounds Katherine & Surrounds Arnhem Land Tennant Creek & Barkly Region Search Reset #NTaustralia Come face to face with the world's largest reptile, the saltwater crocodile, at @CrocosaurusCove in what's called the 'Cage of Death'! Would you hop in? 🙋♂️🙈 This is @Australia's only crocodile swimming experience where you'll be lowered into the crocodiles' water in a perspex enclosure. Nothing compares to locking eyes with these modern day dinosaurs! Located in the centre of #Darwin, discover Crocosaurus Cove's daily interactive shows, and learn all about the Top End's incredible wildlife. Watch a huge saltie dine on his lunch during the Big Croc Feed Show, see a snake or lizard during the Meet the Reptiles Show, and feed a feisty juvenile croc from the Fishing for Crocs platform. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @kotravellers! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram @seeseaimages described the changing colour and the textures of the desert landscape as “one of the most spectacular scenes I have had the privilege of witnessing". The striking beehive domes of #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas) seem to rise out of nowhere, just 30 kilometres from #Uluru. Made up of 36 rock formations spread over an area of more than 20 kilometres, Kata Tjuta must be seen to be believed! You can hike around the base of the domes on the Valley of the Winds walk, check it out from the air on a helicopter flight or witness them change colour at sunrise or sunset from one of the viewing areas. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Craig! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram There are a number of well known places within #Kakadu National Park to watch the early morning show, however Nawurlandja Lookout has to be one of our favourites 😍 Following a short clamber up a relatively steep rock slope, you'll have world-class views across Anbangbang Billabong to Nourlangie Rock (Burrungkuy) and the #ArnhemLand escarpment. This peaceful spot is great for sitting back and taking in first light or watching a tropical summer storm roll in during the afternoon. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @rachstewartnz! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu View on Instagram Orange you glad you got to witness this golden sunset on the #TiwiIslands, @elisecook! 😜🧡 @TiwiIslandRetreat is situated at Munanampi Point on the south western coast of Bathurst Island, the smaller of the two major islands which make up the Tiwis (located 80 kilometres north of #Darwin). The ecosystem around the retreat is virtually untouched with turtles, crocodiles, stingrays, mud crabs, dolphins, sharks and an abundance of bird-life right on its doorstep. Their trip packages are designed for friends, couples or groups wanting to explore more of the Tiwi Islands and include return charter flights and twin share rooms with shared facilities. The retreat also offers various activities such as scenic helicopter flights, mud-crabbing, art and cultural experiences along with a swimming hole adventure. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Elise! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram “Couldn’t have found a Bitter place for a sunrise swim..." said @imlukemackenzie after a recent visit to Bitter Springs 😜 These crystal clear hot springs are located in Elsey National Park, just two kilometres from #Mataranka and a one-hour drive south of #Katherine. The colours of this spot are almost edible, with decadent turquoise blues from the springs set against the alluring green foliage of surrounding tropical woodlands. Feel like a float? Bring your noodle then walk up from the first entry point to enjoy a short and relaxing natural ride down the stream. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Luke! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #VisitKatherine View on Instagram Time to put your feet up and enjoy the show! This picture-perfect Red Centre icon isn’t just lovely to look at, it also holds great spiritual and cultural significance to the local Anangu people. Join a cultural tour with @exploreuluru or @seitoutbackaustralia and learn more about the history behind this special part of @visitcentralaus from knowledgeable guides. Tip: #Uluru changes colours all the time, depending on the time of day and brightness of the sky, so we highly recommend visiting the different viewing platforms at sunrise and sunset to experience this magic for yourself. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @mel_mac! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Our tropical summer sunrises are something else 💜 Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve is a haven for wildlife, particularly a wide variety of birds. There are a handful of different walks to choose from, all of which allow you to really explore the wetland area... without getting your feet wet! Wander along the easy paths through shady forests of paperbark and stop at the various lookouts and viewing platforms for stunning views across the floodplains. The reserve is only a 45 minute drive from #Darwin and a great stop on the way to #Kakadu National Park. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @rachstewartnz! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram Soak up your outback surrounds in style 😉 @KingsCanyon Resort's deluxe spa rooms take bath time to a whole new level 🙌 Located roughly halfway between #AliceSprings and #Uluru, #KingsCanyon and Watarrka National Park are more than just a day trip destination with a number of bush-walking options which take in the sights and let you marvel at the sheer natural beauty, along with adventure activities and cultural experiences. After a big day of exploring, you can return to your room and hop in the tub which has beautiful views of the rocky escarpment. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @fleurj! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Keeping cool, NT style! 💦 If you're a big fan of waterfalls like us, a visit to #Litchfield National Park is definitely a must! Fed by twin falls and fringed by shady trees, Florence Falls ranks as one of the park's front runners, particularly as it's swimmable almost year round. Reaching the fall's glistening jade-green swimming hole is half the appeal 👉 the walk is short, relatively easy and showcases the dramatic contrast between mighty sandstone escarpment and lush monsoon forest. An easy day trip from #Darwin, Litchfield may be a fraction of the size of Kakadu, but when it comes to swimming opportunities it packs a serious punch 👌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @outtaorbit_! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram Subscribe Sign up to receive the latest news, deals and travel information about the Northern Territory. Data privacy statement Enter your full name: Enter your email address: Sign up Thank you Your details have been submitted. Please check your email and click the link to confirm your subscription.