Experience the Katherine Region
“The Katherine Region is full of hidden gems and its diverse landscapes and unique ecosystems set the scene for outback adventure activities like fishing, canoeing, bushwalking, birdwatching, camping and four-wheel driving.”
The Katherine Region is rich in Indigenous Culture. The original inhabitants of the area belong to the Jawoyn, Dagoman and Wardaman language groups. The well -known and spectacular Katherine Gorge in the Nitmiluk National Park near the town has many ancient rock paintings. The centerpiece of Nitmiluk National Park is the Katherine Gorge, which is made up of 13 separate gorges. The gorge is a maze of waterways sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine River. Nitmiluk Tours offer gorge cruises, canoeing, walks and accommodation within the National Park.
The Top Didj Cultural Experience and Gallery is conveniently located on the main road that leads to Nitmiluk National Park.
Other recommended holiday experiences in the Katherine Region include:
- Enjoying an Outback Aussie Dinner under the stars with Marksie’s Stockmans Camp Tucker night.
- Experience nature and the Katherine River at its best with a relaxing canoeing adventure with Gecko Canoeing and Trekking.
- Enroute from Darwin stop off for a refreshing drink at the Adelaide River Hotel.
- Visit historic Pine Creek, which has a strong gold mining heritage, with original buildings dating back to the 1800s or Mataranka which is famous for its tropical thermal pool and nearby Elsey National Park.