About KatherineKatherine is often described as a place where ‘the outback meets the tropics’. Whilst the star attraction is undoubtedly the famous Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge), Katherine and its surrounds include great fishing, hidden natural wonders and a rich indigenous and pioneering history. Katherine Gorge is an awe-inspiring place covering an awesome 3,000 kilometres of magnificent escarpment country, with sheer cliffs and stunning waterfalls plunging to picture-perfect freshwater beaches. Here you can bushwalk, swim, seek out ancient aboriginal rock art on cliff faces, or take a scenic flight to any of 13 gorges. Other attractions in the area include Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, Katherine Hot Springs, Leliyn / Edith Falls, Elsey National Park, Cape Crawford, Pine Creek, the McArthur River and The Barranyi National Park, located in the Sir Edward Pellew Group of islands. This area is a haven for wildlife, providing a home for nesting turtles and migratory birds.