In the heart of NT where the tropics meet the outback. Katherine is a place not to be missed whilst in Australia.
Katherine being the third largest town in NT, its home to the beautiful Nitmiluk National Park. Only a short drive from the township. Katherine Gorge has become the main attraction within the park and has many reasons why.
13 gorges carved out of ancient sandstone, this place is home to an array of wildlife. Including crocodiles and fruitbats and has some stunning views to offer. It’s also free of charge to enter the park.
This was our first point of interest when travelling through NT after several days on the road. Passing through small towns with temperatures over 35 degrees. It felt nice to find explore a new place.
This national park offers endless hiking trails from very short to 5 days. Something which requires preparation especially in the dry season. We were experiencing 35+ degrees with humidity. Boat trips and canoe hire is available within the park which provides stunning views, whilst exploring different levels of the Gorge.
We decided to opt for a couple of short walks which provided view points of the Gorge.
Heading north up the Nitmiluk national park. You can discover the stunning Edith falls. I found this one to be my favourite spot.
It offers bush walking , a lovely natural pool for swimming and a perfect place for a picnic.
It was so blissful sitting beside the water, for an afternoon.
Katherine provides all the amenities needed, due to being a busy hub. It’s also home to a lovely thermal Creek. Perfect swimming and relaxing spot especially with the locals.
After spending a decent amount of time in the area, we decided to travel further north towards Darwin. Stopping overnight in the town of Adelaide river. Home to the famous Charlie the buffalo from crocodile Dundee and also a important resting place for many people who lost there lives during WW2.
This area offers several caravan parks with all the amenities. The Adelaide Inn campsite charges only 15 dollars a night during off-peak. We enjoyed the use of the pool, washing machine and even a Beer in the Roadhouse.
Feeling refreshed and ready to travel we headed north.