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Cicada Lodge in Nitmiluk National Park near Katherine

Luxurious

Immerse yourself in indigenous culture from right on the riverfront in the stunning Nitmiluk National Park in an architect-designed, culturally-sensitive accommodation. Experience bush luxury with unrivalled services and amenities. Sample native Australian foods, incorporated into a fresh, contemporary menu or sign up for one of the tour experiences such as a gorge cruise or helicopter ride.

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Knotts Crossing Resort Katherine

Value to suit

There’s a range of affordable accommodation options in Katherine including central hotels, backpackers or camping facilities. Experience life on a working camel station where some offer hosted farm stays, others welcome you to overnight in a park on the property and enjoy activities including animal feeding and nature walks.

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Cruising Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park

Adventure

There’s plenty of excitement to be had in the Katherine region. Take a scenic flight above Nitmiluk Gorge and be amazed by the ancient gorge system. Head out on a daytime or sunset river cruise, launch a boat or hire a kayak for the day. Encounter native birds and animals, and witness the area’s astounding and unique geological formations.

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Top Didj Aboriginal Cultural Experience in the Katherine region

Culture

Katherine plays a significant role as a meeting place for indigenous peoples. Gain an insight into indigenous history and culture in the town’s museums and galleries. Try your hand at traditional crafts in a cultural festival, and tour an Aboriginal community to learn about bush medicine, bush tucker, and watch local artists at work.

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Fishing in Katherine River

Around the region

One of Katherine’s main attractions for the visiting angler is its proximity to some of the Territory’s best fishing areas, like the picturesque Victoria River region to the west, the Daly River to the north-west and Roper River to the south-east. Join a fishing safari or stay at a homestead and hire out a dinghy as you please.

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Ask a local

Connect with the Top End Visitor Information Centre to find out more about charters in and around the Katherine region to find a charter to suit you.

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Explore this timeless region home to rugged escarpments, cascading waterfalls and wetlands teeming with wildlife. Only a few hours’ drive from Darwin, Kakadu is steeped in rich indigenous culture and the gateway to several aboriginal rock art sites.