Katherine Car Hire (NT)
Travel North Transit Centre
6 Katherine Terrace
|Monday - Friday
08 8972 3183
Conveniently located in the third largest town in the NT
Katherine is located 316kms south of Darwin and is the third largest town in the Northern Territory. Katherine is best known for the iconic Katherine Gorge which is located 29kms east of the town, this 292,800 hectare National Park is owned by the Jawoyn Aboriginal people and jointly managed with the Parks and Wildlife Service of the Northern Territory.
The Jawoyn people place significance on the Katherine gorges and the surrounding geography as part of their cultural and ceremonial history. Carved through ancient sandstone, the Katherine Gorge, the innermost attraction of the park, consists of thirteen gorges complete with river rapids and plunging waterfalls. The gorge follows along the Katherine River, with its origins in Kakadu Park.
Things to see and do around Katherine
In the dry season from May to October, people travel the Katherine Gorge with canoes or on guided tours. Some travellers choose to bushwalk the area and camp overnight. Freshwater crocodiles reportedly pose no threat to humans as they nest along the banks, but during the wet season when swimming in the area is advised against, saltwater crocodiles enter the gorges from the lower river. Rangers remove the saltwater crocodiles at the beginning of the dry season and return them to the river delta area.
Whilst the Gorge is the most well known attraction in the area there are other natural attractions in the region including Mataranka and Edith Falls. Tindal Air Force base is located 17kms south of the town and Katherine services many Cattle Stations and Aboriginal Communities in the region. The intersection of the Victoria Highway and Stuart Highway is in Katherine, (the Victoria Highway is the road to the magnificent Kimberley region of Western Australia).
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