Things To Do Around Katherine
Katherine Outback Experience
Tom Curtain's Katherine Outback Experience, an outback show that provides a unique window into the inner workings of life on a cattle station through real horse-training and working dog demonstrations, Australian Country Music and story telling. April - October
The Katherine Show & Rodeo
For a week of rural fun head to Katherine and District Show. Get caught up in the excitement of the Equestrian, Campdraft, Rodeo competitions, enter the competitions, find thrills on the show rides, delights in the stalls and inspiration from almost 3000 entries in showcase competitions. Late July
Join in the excitement of a local race meeting. The Katherine Races is a great family day out with families coming from all over the Katherine area. With a full racing program, including the running of Katherine Cup, fashions on the field, novelty events, and plenty of food and drink. Dance and party late into the night with local entertainment.
Katherine Community Markets
The Katherine Community Market is a vibrant event that runs through the dry season and is held every Saturday from 8am – 1pm at the Lindsay St Complex, (behind the visitor information Center).
Top Didj Cultural Experience
The Top Didj Cultural Experience is a two to two and a half hour activity that is available for 2 sessions per day. Visitors can interact with Top End Aboriginal artist Manuel Pamkal and ask questions about aboriginal culture whilst being educated on the significance of his painting style, weapons used and how he lived off the land.
The highlight of the Cultural Experience and what sets it apart from other cultural experiences, is the painting style which is demonstrated by an aboriginal artist.
Cruising Katherine Gorge - Nitmiluk National Park
Prepare for a truly memorable experience as you travel through time and the 3 gorges of Nitmiluk Gorge. Marvel at the sheer rock face walls as the scenery becomes more striking as you head further into the Gorge. Freshen up with a swim and light refreshments before you return back to the Nitmiluk Boat Jetty.
Cutta Cutta Caves
A visit to the Cutta Cutta Caves is a very special experience in the Top End. Inside the caves you may see sparkling limestone formations of stalactites and stalagmites and five different species of bats including the rare ghost and leaf-nosed bats.It's also possible that you'll see a harmless brown tree snake coiled on a cave ledge.Guided tours of the caves run on the hour and are operated by Nitmiluk Tours.
From May to October, tours start at 9am and the last tour of the caves is 3pm. In November there are only two tours, at 9am and 10am. From December to April there are no tours.
Leliyn (Edith Falls)
A visit to Leliyn (Edith Falls) in the west of the park should also be on your list.Swimming in the lower and upper pools is a must.If you have time for a full day or overnight walk, go for a swim in the secluded Sweetwater pool.
You need a permit for the overnight walk to Sweetwater pool so book early by using the contact listed for Leliyn below.