Katherine & Surrounds Nitmiluk (Katherine) 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 Katherine Museum Visit Katherine Museum for a vivid and detailed account of local histories. Read more Katherine Outback Experience The multi-award winning Katherine Outback Experience (KOE) provides a unique window into life on the land. 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 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 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 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 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 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 Katherine Hot Springs Take a refreshing dip in Katherine Hot Springs. 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 Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Make your way to the sandstone country of Nitmiluk National Park and explore the 13 stunning gorges on foot, by canoe, boat or helicopter. 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 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 Inspiration for your Katherine trip The ultimate Katherine & surrounds accommodation guide Top free things to do in Katherine & surrounds Top 10 things to do around Katherine What's on around Katherine Daly Waters Campdraft Rodeo and Gymkhana 3 – 5 May 2019 Barunga Festival 7 – 10 June 2019 Borroloola Gulf Show Friday 28 June 2019 2019 Katherine Bird Festival 12 – 16 September 2019 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 Articles Itineraries Tour companies Darwin & Surrounds Alice Springs & Surrounds Uluru & Surrounds Kakadu & Surrounds Katherine & Surrounds Arnhem Land Tennant Creek & Barkly Region Search Reset #NTaustralia No guessing why THIS is #Kakadu National Park's most photographed lookout! That's right, folks...Ubirr (pronounced oo-bir, with a short ‘oo’) has re-opened for the dry season. Home to some of the Park's most famous rock art, this area is steeped in Aboriginal culture and tradition. The 1 kilometre circuit walk will take you past several art sites before leading up to this stunning lookout over the Nadab floodplain. With 360 degree views of the wetlands and rocky escarpment, it's the ultimate spot to watch the sun go down 💚 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @alice.bowden! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu View on Instagram Oh, #KataTjuta - you're a photographer's dream 😍 To fully appreciate this natural wonder, you need to experience it from the air 🚁 The scale and size of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) is almost unbelievable as you glide over the ancient group of 36 ochre-coloured rock domes, the highest of which stands 198 metres taller than #Uluru! @Professional_helicopters offer daily aerial tours of many of the Red Centre's main attractions including Uluru, Mount Conner, Kings Canyon and Lake Amadeus. #NTaustralia #SeeAustralia View on Instagram #EastArnhemLand has seriously raw natural beauty, but Bawaka, home to the Burarrawanga family, is a clear standout 🙌 A couple of hours’ drive south of #Nhulunbuy brings you to the small settlement on palm-tree-strewn, pearl-white beaches where they host a variety of cross-cultural activities run by aboriginal-owned company @Lirrwi. By day your local guide will provide you with an insight into Yolgnu homeland life including traditional spear fishing and basket weaving, while by night, you'll sit around the fire and listen to stories about kinship. The East Arnhem Land region is located on the far northeastern tip of the NT mainland, accessible via a short flight from #Darwin or the Central Arnhem Road. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @melissafindley! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram Penny and Derek look pretty pleased with their #Easter haul! 🐣 No trip to the NT is complete without a kangaroo experience, and you won’t find any better than the globally renowned Kangaroo Sanctuary in #AliceSprings. Made famous by the documentary series Kangaroo Dundee, and no. 1 on @tripadvisor's list of things to do in the unofficial outback capital, the Sanctuary is truly an inspiration. Join Brolga, the sanctuary's owner, as he looks after his huge mob of rescued kangaroos, while educating and encouraging visitors about caring for injured wildlife. The Sanctuary can only be visited on a pre-booked tour that runs from Tuesday to Friday. Get in quick - tours fill up fast! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @TheKangarooSanctuary. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram It's official... Gunlom Plunge Pool has re-opened for the dry season 🤩 Known as nature’s finest infinity pool, Gunlom is one of #Kakadu's most extraordinary spots to enjoy sweeping views over the national park. The billabong at the base of the falls is a popular attraction and was made famous by the movie #CrocodileDundee. However, a relatively steep climb to the top of the falls will get you to these less-visited emerald plunge pools where the swimming is just as good as the photo opportunities 🙌 If you're not keen on leaving straight away, there's a camping area onsite with solar-powered hot showers and BBQ facilities. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jewelszee and @garry_norris! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu View on Instagram The long weekend is finally here and we're treating ourselves to a warm bath and some spectacular scenery 😍 After visiting @Longitude131, @julietkinsman declared the @luxurylodgesofaustralia retreat “one of the most special hotels in the world”, and with views like this, there’s no doubt about it. This unique resort in the heart of the Red Centre directly overlooks the iconic #Uluru, and the floor-to-ceiling windows here mean you get to make the most of this incredible sight, even in the bathroom! Sleep soundly by night in one of 16 luxurious tented pavilions, and explore @visitcentralaus by day on guided tours arranged by the resort. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Juliet. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT 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! With goggles you might see freshwater turtles swimming through the reeds, and loads of fish darting about. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia @offgridmonkey 👍 #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram You'll think you’ve lost your marbles at this unique outback stop! The oddly shaped, gravity-defying rock formations of the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu) are unlike anything else 🙌 Follow the walkways and find out via the information boards how the granite formations have withstood the forces of wind and rain, unlike the surrounding sandstone. This 1,802 hectare reserve extends along both sides of the Stuart Highway and is roughly 400 kilometres north of #AliceSprings. Stay overnight at the nearby campground to see the large boulders change colour in the early morning light and setting sun. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @raffaelemerler! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Are you planning a trip to #Kakadu National Park? A Yellow Water Cruise is a definite must! If the spectacular sunsets don’t convince you alone, there is also an abundance of native wildlife. Take a cruise with @KakaduTourism and prepare yourself for an epic animal spotting adventure... you’ll see wild buffalo, crocodiles, wild horses and a bucket load of local bird species! Cruises operate from sunrise to sunset, winding their way through the distinct ecosystems of Yellow Water Billabong and tributaries of the South Alligator River. These spectacular wetlands are just minutes from Cooinda Lodge; a great base to explore the southern region of the park. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @emmaphotoaus. #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #DoKakadu View on Instagram Keep in touch 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: Submit Thank you Your details have been submitted. Please check your email and click the link to confirm your subscription.