Need to cool off after a hard day exploring the Katherine wilderness? From waterholes to hotel pools, find the best places to have a swim.
Thermal Hot Springs
Only minutes from the town centre, slip into something a little warmer in the many hot springs and thermal pools this region is renowned for. Katherine Hot Springs, Mataranka Thermal Pool, Bitter Springs and Rainbow Springs are all close, and offer pleasantly warm swimming holes in tranquil, tropical surrounds.
Located only 60km north of Katherine is Edith Falls, a breath-taking series of popular waterfalls and pools in Nitmiluk National Park. While you are there you can also enjoy Edith Falls bushwalking, eating and camping facilities.
The mighty Katherine Gorge is a highlight of this region, and the Nitmiluk National Park it sits in has dozens of spots to enjoy a dip.
Swim between the sheer cliffs of the gorge itself to sandy freshwater beaches, or walk into the paperbark and pandanus-fringed plunge pool or alternatively enjoy a relaxing Cruise along the Gorge.