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Popularly known as the town, where “The Outback meets the Tropics”, Katherine is an important settlement of the Northern Territory. Its scenic location on the Katherine River makes it the perfect base to explore striking natural formations like majestic gorges, shimmering waterfalls and lush overhanging gardens, found in the World Heritage-listed Nitmiluk National Park as well as many other nature sanctuaries. Learn all about the ancient ways of the Jawoyn, Dagoman and Wardaman people, the traditional custodians of the land. Listen to exciting creation stories and how the Gorges got their names. Stop by the art galleries for a wider appreciation of the many aboriginal cultures that have enriched the region. Opt for a change of scene with outback experiences like horse breaking and working dog demos in cattle stations, perhaps rounded off by a bonfire under the stars and a traditional campfire dinner of roasts, stews and damper.


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Places to Stay

Cicada Lodge

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Cicada Lodge near Katherine makes for the perfect base to explore the natural attractions of the Nitmiluk National Park. Situated on the edge of the Katherine River and right below the entrance to the Park, the lodge is jointly run by Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) and the Jawoyn people.

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