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 free things to do in Katherine & surrounds The ultimate Katherine & surrounds accommodation guide Top End Local's Tips: Darwin to Katherine What's on around Katherine Barunga Festival 5 – 7 June 2020 Malandarri Festival. Friday 12 – Saturday 13 June, 2020 Borroloola Showgrounds 12 – 13 June 2020 Freedom Day Festival 21 – 23 August 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 Surrounded by semi-arid desert in all directions, @Australia’s Red Centre might be one of the country’s driest landscapes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get wet – the rugged West MacDonnell Ranges (the West Macs to locals) hide several sensational swimming holes in the gorges that bite into the ancient rocky ranges. The waterhole at Ormiston Gorge is a scenic 1.5 hour drive from #AliceSprings and an easy 5 minute walk from the car park. The cool water is wonderfully refreshing over the summer months! Just 15 minutes' away you'll find @glenhelenlodge, a great spot for a post-swim meal! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @photobohemian. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Floating through the work week like... 😜 There’s nothing better than relaxing in a natural spa, and they don’t come much better – or cheaper – than the free hot springs in the town of #Mataranka. Crystal clear and luke warm rather than hot, and surrounded by lush pandanus and monsoon forest, Mataranka Thermal Pool is a favourite cooling off spot for locals and travellers. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @outtaorbit_! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas! 🎄🧡 These bright red and orange flowers are arguably one of the Top End's prettiest sights at this time of the year. Commonly known as flame trees, you can spot them around #Darwin and surrounds. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @ashleydobson! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram A marble-ous view of the moon in @VisitCentralAus! These huge granite boulders, one of the NT's many geological wonders, can be found scattered across a wide valley, 100 kilometres south of #TennantCreek. The #DevilsMarbles or Karlu Karlu, as they’re called by the traditional owners, were formed naturally, slowly eroding over millions of years into their strange and sometimes gravity-defying shapes. Camp at the conservation reserve overnight to see the large boulders change colour in the early morning light and setting sun. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @imlukemackenzie! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Let's be honest, it's the end of the year and we're totally ready for annual leave! Cue, Buley Rockhole! Perhaps the most popular swimming spot in #Litchfield National Park, Buley combines a number of rock pools with a breathtaking backdrop of tropical bush land and escarpment. Set just an hour and a half from the centre of #Darwin, it’s the perfect place to while away the day. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @teigannash! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram Fact: wine tastes better with a tropical sunset! ☀️ To fully appreciate #Darwin's magnificent harbour, step aboard the 25 metre multi-level catamaran, the ‘Charles Darwin' and enjoy a delicious Territory-style buffet on their iconic sunset dinner cruise. If you prefer, you can simply relax with a drink and yummy platter on the bridge deck! The stunning afternoon colour display is the highlight of this Top End experience with no two sunsets the same. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @_markfitz! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram @lolahubner recently found the “best seat in the house"! #Uluru, the magnificent sandstone monolith in the heart of the Red Centre, was formed over 550 million years ago and has a presence unlike any other. If you're self-driving, watch the colours change from the sunset viewing area within the national park. Alternatively, join a tour with @seitoutbackaustralia or @aatkings and listen to fascinating information about the region with a glass of sparkling wine in hand as the sun goes down 🙌 Keen for your own outback adventure? @JetstarAustralia are currently offering sale fares to Uluru - hit up the link in bio to learn more! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Lola. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Always wondered what it looks like through the gorge at Ellery Creek Big Hole? 😍 High red cliffs, a large waterhole and a sandy creek fringed by gums makes this one of the prettiest spots west of #AliceSprings. Bring your bathers over the summer months, float on your back and gaze up at the rock sandwich, formed over thousands of years by flood waters 🙌 Whether you pack an overnight bag, or plan to finish the route in one day, you'll get major bang for your driving buck in the West MacDonnell National Park. With it's stunning beauty, permanent waterholes and rich diversity of plants and animals, the park is not to be missed. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @pianemec! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Ready for an epic adventure? Tune in tonight at 7.30pm (AEST) for Channel 10’s @amazingraceau finale… held in the Top End! The contest starts in #Darwin with the final teams racing to the finish line in #Katherine. Where the outback meets the tropics, @VisitKatherine boasts a number of attractions, namely the magnificent Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. The gorge-ous views and walking tracks will impress even the most adventurous of hearts! Watch the teams tackle a variety of NT-style challenges, including canoeing, helicopter rides and a visit to @KatherineOutbackExperience. Pssst… keen for your own Top End adventure? @jetstaraustralia are currently offering sale fares to Darwin! Find the link in our bio. Photo: Shaana McNaught #NTaustralia 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.