The regional Northern Territory town of Katherine is the point where the traditional lands of the Jawoyn, Dagoman, and Wardaman peoples converge, making it an important meeting place for Aboriginal people for many thousands of years, and it remains so today. Home to RAAF Base Tindal and the gorgeous Katherine Gorge, Katherine is the idyllic outback Northern Territory regional hub. Located three hours south of Darwin, Katherine offers the full range of services you would expect to find in any large regional Australian town. The Katherine Region stretches from Dunmarra in the South to the Daly River Region in the North. From East to West we embrace both the Queensland and West Australian borders and in total cover 480,000sq Kilometres.
The Katherine Region is Adventure Territory, boasting the magnificent Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park. Around Katherine, you will discover such treasures as Borroloola and the Gulf Region across the Roper River - Elsey National Park, Mataranka Thermal Pools, the majestic scenery of the Victoria River Region, Pine Creek, and the Douglas and Daly River areas. Katherine is ideally positioned as a base from which to explore all the Top End has to offer. Located only a couple of hours from Kakadu, Litchfield and Gregory National Parks, the town of Katherine is the central hub of the region.