Overview

Often called the ‘Crossroads of the North’ because of its location, Katherine is the fourth largest town in the Northern Territory and is located 312km south-east of Darwin on the banks of the Katherine River.

Come to where the outback meets the tropics and discover a region full of gorges and misty waterfalls, thermal springs and ancient culture.

With a population of 11,158 people Katherine is a modern thriving regional centre that offers a wide range of services to communities from the Western Australian border to the Gulf of Carpentaria on the Queensland border.

There is a modern air conditioned shopping centre, hospital, sportsgrounds, parks and gardens as well as a large number of Commonwealth and Territory Government services.

The municipality of Katherine covers a region of 7416km2 and is located on the beautiful Katherine River, offering excellent fishing, walking and cycling trails and recreational parks and reserves.

The Katherine region is 326,326km2, larger than the Australian state of Victoria. The total population of the region is just over 21,000 people of which 52% identify as Indigenous.