Katherine is the fourth largest town in the Northern Territory with a population of about 6,500 people. The township was first discovered and settled by John McDougall Stuart in 1926 when the Katherine Railway Bridge was completed.
The main industries of Katherine include cattle, agriculture and tourism. Many travellers make their way to see the magnificent Katherine Gorge that is abundant in wildlife and contains spectacular waterfalls such as Edith Falls. The aboriginal community is well known for using Katherine as a meeting point across the Katherine region.
Canoeing and boating on the Katherine River are very popular holiday activities. Bush camps are available, which are located up Katherine Gorge if you choose to canoe all day and experience a night in the outback-Australian wilderness.
Boat cruises with a guided tour are recommended and tour operators are happy to explain the history of the gorge and surrounding areas. Another spectacular experience is to take a scenic flight by helicopter or plane. The flights are the best way to see the Arnhem Land plateau.
There are several Hot Springs located in Katherine. The springs provide a good way to relax and soothe tired muscles after bushwalking and sightseeing. The Katherine Council has invested in beautifying the springs over the years for your holiday enjoyment.
Fishing is also excellent in the Katherine Gorge however only lures are allowed. Make sure you contact the Parks and wildlife who will be happy to assist you in the guidelines as there are regulations regarding the size of fishes and amount you can catch.
The Katherine Museum located on Gorge road is another great place to visit. The museum displays the complete history of Katherine and houses an extensive array of indigenous artefacts.
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