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Boat parked on the river in Nimiluk National Park at sunset

Destinationsin Katherine & Surrounds

Welcome to where the Outback meets the tropics. Take the time to discover the distinctive areas within the vast and diverse Katherine region.

Stretching from the Gulf of Carpentaria near the Queensland border towards the Kimberley in the west, the Outback meets the tropics at Katherine. Base yourself in Katherine to explore this vast region.

See the mighty Katherine River flowing through Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park), or head out for camping and adventure in the Elsey and Gregory National Parks. The Daly River and Gulf Region are renowned as top fishing destinations, and Mataranka is rich in history – the Never Never Museum tells of local Mangarayi and Yangman people and customs, and the more recent settlement of Europeans.

Destinations in Katherine & Surrounds



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