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 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 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 #Litchfield National Park is full of hidden gems but this heavenly spot has to be one of its brightest! Say 👋 to Tjaynera/Sandy Creek Falls! Located just 1.4 kilometres from the carpark, Sandy Creek was made for days filled with life's simple pleasures - kicking back with a good book, a cool dip or a stroll through the monsoon forest. These falls are accessible by 4WD vehicle only, making them an idyllic spot for a quiet camping weekend filled with frolicking in the clear waters of the plunge pool. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @powershala! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram You'll feel on the top of the world at #KingsCanyon! Only three hours from #Uluru, this amazing destination is not to be missed, featuring 100 metre high ancient sandstone walls. Lace up your hiking boots and explore the rim walk - this challenging but spectacular hike is 6 kilometres in length and skirts the edge of the canyon for much of the trail, providing magnificent views of the cliffs and surrounding landscape. Watarrka National Park is way more than just a day trip destination; why not explore the region's walking trails, four-wheel drive tracks, cultural tours along with accommodation options ranging from camping to resort-style rooms. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @roaming_offtrack. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Keep an 👀 out for the Poinciana tree in @TourismTopEnd - they're only in full bloom for around 4-6 weeks usually during October-November! Commonly known as Flame trees, their bright red flowers are arguably one of the Top End's prettiest sights at this time of the year. You can spot them around #Darwin and surrounds 🧡😍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @akarshmohan! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram It's rude NOT to stare at Jim Jim Falls 😜 This iconic #Kakadu National Park location is famous for its astonishing cliffs and thundering waterfalls and can be reached by a 2 kilometre return walking trail. While the track is graded as moderately difficult and involves scrambling over large boulders in some parts, you'll be rewarded with a deep plunge pool and family-friendly beach pool, all surrounded by dramatic Jurassic Park-style scenery. With the tropical summer fast approaching, Jim Jim won't be open for much longer as the rains come and the roads flood - it typically becomes accessible again mid-year once the water levels have gone down. But while it’s closed by road, it’s still possible to see it from the air! Hop on a scenic flight tour for incredible views of the waterfall in full flow 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @roamingwith_roma! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu View on Instagram Pull up your camp chair... the show is about to begin! One of the great natural wonders of the world, #Uluru towers above the surrounding landscape. It's not until you see it in person that you realise how BIIIG it really is! While this iconic monolith looks incredible at any time of the day, golden hour is particularly special. As the sun hits it on its way down, the colour of the rock changes from a sizzling red to burnt orange to a deep purple as the light fades. Head to one of the many viewing platforms dotted throughout the park for the best views - this is the car sunset viewing area! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @we_who_roam! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram The West MacDonnell Ranges are famous for their postcard-like scenery 😍 Shaded by towering cliffs and ghost gums, Simpsons Gap is the first of many adventure stops just west of #AliceSprings. Water flows through a small gap in the ranges providing a sheltered haven for a range of native wildlife like the resident black footed rock wallabies. There are a handful of walking trails, all varying in length, for those looking to explore more, or alternatively you can simply just sit and enjoy the view. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @wetookaholiday! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Our mates at @cottonon are offering the trip of a lifetime for two people to the Top End, including return airfares and accommodation 🙌 You’ll get to stay at #Darwin’s iconic @mindilbeachresort, enjoy a helicopter ride over the breathtaking Nitmiluk Gorge with @nitmilukhelitouring, indulge in a sunset dinner cruise with @nitmiluktours and explore tropical hot springs, waterfalls and waterholes—and so much more. Click the link in our bio to enter or check out our story 👌 Open to AU + NZ only #NTaustralia View on Instagram The lookout at Ubirr is easily one of #Kakadu National Park’s highlights, particularly at sunset 💚 The large rock escarpment is free of handrails and concrete pathways, which is very much part of the appeal. After a 250 metre climb, you’re greeted with views across the floodplains and Arnhem Land. The sublime scenes from the tallest of Ubirr’s rocky outcrops is unforgettable 🙌 Dragonflies dart about and cockatoos call out as a golden ball of fire sinks into the green of the Nadab floodplain below. The lookout is reached via an impressive Aboriginal rock-art gallery, considered one of the best in the world, with fine examples of x-ray painting as well as contact art from the time when Indigenous people first encountered Europeans. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @nics_mindset! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu View on Instagram It’s not hard to see why Nitmiluk (#Katherine) Gorge is a Top End must do! The gorge-ous views and breathtaking walking tracks will impress even the most adventurous of hearts, or maybe you’ll choose to take it easy on a boat cruise with @NitmilukTours 👌 Open year round, the region is home to some of the most stunning gorge scenery in the NT. Consisting of 13 separate gorges, this maze of waterways stretches for 12 kilometres and extends more than 70 metres high. Our tip: Check out Pat's Lookout for spectacular views of the first gorge! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #NitmilukNT #VisitKatherine 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.