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 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 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 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 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 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 Katherine Hot Springs Take a refreshing dip in Katherine Hot Springs. 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 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 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 Inspiration for your Katherine trip Top free things to do in Katherine & surrounds Top 10 things to do around Katherine The ultimate Katherine & surrounds accommodation guide What's on around Katherine Freedom Day Festival 23 – 25 August 2019 2019 Katherine Bird Festival 12 – 15 September 2019 Barunga Festival 5 – 7 June 2020 Your search returned no results. Please try again. 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Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @erinoutdoors. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Here in the Top End, we're all about adventure! 🤠 Set amongst the #Litchfield region’s spectacular cathedral termite mounds and lush open floodplains, @MattWright's @TopEndSafariCamp offers the ultimate outback experience with a side of luxury 👌 Collected from #Darwin, you'll stop by Berry Springs for a dip in the turquoise waters before heading to the camp and settling in to your lotus bell tell, complete with a double bed, outdoor shower, wooden decks and solar power. Activities include an introduction to Matt's incredible 17 foot saltwater crocodile, Tripod, along with an airboat tour, helicopter flight and dinner under the stars. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @iamsavi! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram The essential NT road-trip: #AliceSprings to the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu) 🙌 A drive through our country’s heart is one every Australian should make! 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. In 1870, while surveying for the Overland Telegraph line, surveyor John Ross named the boulders the “Devils Marbles”, stating “This is the Devil’s country; he’s even emptied his bag of marbles around the place!” They're known as Karlu Karlu to the traditional owners – the Warumungu, Kaytetye, Alyawarra and Warlpiri people, which 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 8 kilometres down the road. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @ettas_travels! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Great swimming spots are around every corner in #Litchfield National Park and Florence Falls is no exception! 💦 This cascading twin waterfall provides the perfect plunge pool for a refreshing dip almost year round. From the lookout you can survey the surrounding location, while there are a number of walks that provide a different perspective of the area. Super easy to access, the park is only a 1.5 hour drive from #Darwin. Accommodation is available in the nearby small township of Batchelor along with a number of camping areas dotted throughout the park. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @rachelgrixti! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram Nature enthusiasts everywhere, Yellow Water Billabong in #Kakadu National Park is calling your name! 💚 Take a cruise with @KakaduTourism and you'll instantly feel like you've stepped back in time. The sheer serenity is unlike anything else 🙌 The national park is a haven for wildlife with one third of @Australia’s bird species found in Kakadu. You'll also spot crocodiles in their natural habitat and buffalo on the floodplains, so keep your camera ready! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia @jonny.melon. #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu #DoKakadu View on Instagram Is there anything sweeter than a two for one deal? @seeseaimages captured this stunning shot of both #Uluru and #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas) on a scenic flight with @ayersrockhelicopters 🚁 Even if you've walked around @Australia's most famous natural landmarks, it's hard to fully appreciate their enormity until you've seen them from the air! Make sure to keep your camera close - as the sun sets over the outback landscape, these gigantic ochre-coloured rock formations will change colour before your very eyes 😍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Craig. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram With views like this, it's not hard to see why #Darwin has definitely earned the right to say it has some of the most magical sunsets in @Australia! 🙌 @nath_lew captured this glorious snap at the @darwin_trailer_boat_club in Fannie Bay, just one of the many places to enjoy the tropics with a cool drink at sundown. Attention locals: where's your favourite spot to watch a Territory sunset? Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Nathan! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram Located only 90 kilometres west of #AliceSprings, Ellery Creek Big Hole sits within the West MacDonnell National Park/Tjoritja, an adventure-filled area right on the doorstep of Australia's unofficial outback capital. The park stretches for 161 kilometres and is an incredible example of an ancient landscape sculptured over time by the climatic elements - so, expect to be wowed by the scenery! This pretty outback swimming hole is known for its high red cliffs, large waterhole and sandy creek surrounded by gums. While it's possible to take in much of the region on a day-trip, there are plenty of campgrounds if you're keen to stay longer, along with motel-style accommodation at nearby @glenhelenlodge. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jade_elise_collins! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Turn back the clock as you paddle your way through Nitmiluk (#Katherine) Gorge. Destination: 40,000 years ago... 🙌 Whether you're looking for an easy day trip or an overnighter, you can't beat hitting the river for an up-close view of the region. All canoe adventures begin with a scenic journey by boat through the first gorge before canoeists take to the waters to explore the second gorge and beyond. With dramatic cliffs extending more than 70 metres high in some parts, it's hard not to be blown away by this magnificent maze of waterways 😍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @terrible.kids! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #NitmilukNT 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.