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Waterfall
Edith Falls , Katherine
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Swim in natural plunge pools fringed with paperbark trees at the base of Edith Falls. Enjoy the serene surroundings that make the site ideal
Hot Spring
Katherine Hot Springs , Katherine
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Swim in the clear spring water shaded by monsoon forest at Katherine Hot Springs. Sit under the shade of tall paperbark trees or enjoy the ab
Geologic Formation
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Join a morning cruise to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park's main attraction, to see a pristine natural world teeming with w
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Duration: 11 days
A 11-day adventure-filled trip traveling from Cairns to Darwin through the most remote parts of the Savannah Way. We travel west through the tropical rainforest of Queensland, visit the Undara Lava tubes, Lorrella Springs, Lawn Hill and Kakadu before finishing in Darwin.  Our tours are focused on providing you with an Australian outback adventure.  We explore the best natural attractions along the Savannah Way; observing native wildlife in their natural habitat, hiking through gorges, discovering ancient aboriginal rock art and swimming in pristine natural waterholes.
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours , Katherine
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Waterfall
Twin Falls , Kakadu National Park
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The Twin Falls (Kundjeyhmi: Gungkurdul) is a cascade waterfall on the South Alligator River that descends over the Arnhem Land escarpment wit

Katherine

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Hot Springs
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. It is situated on the Katherine River (after which it is named) below the "Top End", southeast of Darwin. It is the fourth largest settlement in the Territory and is known as the place where "The outback meets the tropics". Katherine had an urban population of 6,094 on the 2011 Census night. Katherine is also the closest major town to RAAF Base Tindal located 17 km southeast and provides education, health, local government services and employment opportunities for the families of Defence personnel stationed there. In the, the base had a residential population of 742, with 27.6% of the workforce engaged in employment outside of defence, the majority commuting to work in Katherine.Beginning as an outpost established with the Australian Overland Telegraph Line on the North-South transport route between Darwin and Adelaide, Katherine has grown with the development of transport and local industries including mining – particularly gold mining; a strategic military function with RAAF Base Tindal; also as a tourism gateway to the attractions of nearby Nitmiluk National Park, particularly Katherine Gorge and its many ancient rock paintings. The region is known to experience heavy flooding during "the wet season".HistoryThe first inhabitants of the area were Indigenous Australian tribes, specifically the Dagoman people, Jawoyn people and Wardaman people. It was important meeting place for these tribes and remains a place of convergence. Today the Walpiri People from the Victoria River District and Tanami Desert areas now have a dedicated community based at Katherine East. In the build up to your vacation in Katherine, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Australia trip planner.

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