Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park, NT
The Northern Territory's Katherine region stretches from Dunmarra in the south to the Daly River region in the north. In total it covers an incredible 480,000 sq kilometres. From east to west it touches both the Queensland and West Australian borders. Katherine and its surrounds are the place to go for true outback adventure and indigenous experiences.
The town of Katherine is the central hub of the region and offers museums, art galleries and historic sites. It is a good place to buy authentic Aboriginal art and artefacts; or create your own original dot painting to take home.
The Katherine Museum has wonderful displays of photos of the history of the region. Just out of town is Springvale Homestead, the oldest original homestead in the Northern Territory. The nearby fascinating Cutta Cutta Caves are a series of sparkling limestone crystal caverns and pillars dating back 500 million years.