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 10 things to do around Katherine Top free things to do in Katherine & surrounds The ultimate Katherine & surrounds accommodation guide What's on around Katherine Barunga Festival 5 – 7 June 2020 2020 Katherine Bird Festival 10 – 13 September 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 Don't mind us... we're just marble-ing at the view! 😜 A drive through our country’s heart is one every Aussie (and visitor!) should make, especially with so many amazing stops along the way, including the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu)! The Devils Marbles are piles of huge, and some not so huge, red and orange-coloured granite boulders, which look as though they’ve been dropped in the middle of the outback. This conservation reserve is special to the local aboriginal groups - the Warumungu, Kaytetye, Alyawarra and Warlpiri people, who call it Karlu Karlu, which roughly translates to ‘round boulders’. These formations come into their own at sunrise and sunset, when the soft light illuminates the changing colours of the granite, transforming them from stunning pinks to bright reds. Stay overnight at the bush campground or alternatively, you can find Devils Marbles Hotel just 8 kilometres down the road. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @floboniface! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Need some inspo to get out of bed earlier? This should do the trick! @beyond925 recently captured this stunning sunrise overlooking @Darwin.Waterfront and @stokeshillwharf, #Darwin's very own leisure land with swimming lagoons, lush lawns and waterside restaurants. The NT's capital isn't just crocodiles and palm trees, Darwin offers travellers the chance to mix the outback with the city and the coast while also taking in some incredible sunrises and sunsets 💜 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Karen! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram @markgrayphoto described this sunrise at #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas) as “quite possibly the best I have ever seen in the NT". It's not hard to see why! This stunning shot was taken from the dune viewing area, one of the many designated viewing areas inside the national park. The platform here provides amazing views of Kata Tjuta and Uluru in the distance. Just 35 kilometres west of Uluru, the domes of Kata Tjuta sit shoulder to shoulder and form a spectacular and unique configuration of deep valleys and steep gorges spread over more than 20 kilometres (12.4 miles). You can explore these ancient red ''rockbergs'' via walking trails that range from easy strolls to longer, more difficult tracks or view them from the air on a scenic flight. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Mark. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Visiting #Darwin? Make sure you hop on a scenic helicopter flight like @robmulally, who witnessed this spectacular sunrise over the winding Adelaide River with @airborne.solutions 🚁 This iconic river is known for its large population of saltwater crocodiles, arguably one of the NT's most fascinating animals. One of the best ways to see them in their natural environment is on a 'jumping crocodile cruise' with @jumpingcrocodilecruises or @adelaiderivertours. Watch as they rise (often vertically!) in the air to catch food as your knowledgeable guides explain more about these ancient creatures. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Rob! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram #KingsCanyon, have we told you how magnificent you look lately?! Only three hours from #Uluru, this speccy location features 100 metre high ancient sandstone walls 🙌 Lace up your walking boots and explore the Rim Walk 👉 this challenging but rewarding hike is 6 kilometres in length and skirts the edge of the canyon for much of the trail, providing Insta-worthy views of the cliffs and surrounding landscape. Our tip: As the weather warms up, it's best to start the walk bright and early - we promise the views at sunrise will be well worth the early wake-up! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @roaming_offtrack. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Great news, gang... the #FieldofLight at @ExploreUluru has been extended indefinitely from its previous close date of 31 December 2020! The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara, is Bruce Munro's largest work to date, with more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres. The installation covers an area of more than seven football fields and invites visitors to wander through the network of pathways and watch this fantasy garden softly change colour from sunset to sunrise Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @imlukemackenzie! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #ExploreUluru View on Instagram Nothing puts a spring in your step like the crystal clear waters of Bitter Springs! Rather inappropriately named for such a sweet spot, this sandy-bottomed lagoon has startlingly turquoise water 💦💙 Located an hour south of #Katherine in Elsey National Park, the natural spring-fed stream is wonderfully warm and surrounded by tropical woodlands. You'll float fancy-free a couple of hundred metres downstream before reaching a ladder at the end, where you can hop out and do it all over again! Our tip: Bring a swimming noodle - it makes the experience even more relaxing 👌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @overlandtravellers. #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram Nothing to see here...just your standard #sunset helicopter flight over #Uluru! Even if you've walked around @Australia's most famous natural landmark, it's tricky to fully appreciate it's enormity until you've seen it from the air 🚁 @AyersRockHelicopters offer a variety of scenic flight options in the region, not only over Uluru, but also Kata Tjuta, Mount Conner, Lake Amadeus and Kings Canyon, ranging from 15 minutes to all day. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Ayers Rock Helicopters team! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram The much anticipated @tropicallight.darwin by world renowned artist, @brucemunrostudio, launches tonight in #Darwin lighting up a number of locations from the city to the @darwin.waterfront ✨🙌 Follow the 2.5km self-guided path to view the installations, with contributions by local artists across various mediums. Locals and visitors alike can see the sculptures during the day, but they hold special significance when they are illuminated at night from 7-10.30pm. This free event will run until April 30, 2020. #NTaustralia #SeeAustralia #TropicalLight 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.