Explore Katherine Gorge in a Campervan
Experience the Australian Outback the easy way with the freedom of a campervan hire. With so many wonderful things to see and do, a campervan will come in really handy, especially for exploring places like Nitmiluk Katherine Gorge
Katherine is an ideal base for its nearby majestic attractions, and it is the biggest town between our two Northern Territory campervan depots - Darwin campervan hire and Alice Springs campervan hire.
Tourists come to see the region surrounding the town for its unbelievable beauty, and it is a great base for travel to the attractions further out. You can travel up north to the Adelaide River and on to Darwin, or down to Mataranka, with miles of sunburnt country in between.
The Gorge is where you will find most tourists in the area, attracted by the spectacular scenery. Try to avoid visiting between November and March as the waters rise rapidly. Bring your togs as swimming is permitted at the gorge, and it you will enjoy a chance to cool off surrounded by some of Australia's most captivating scenery.
The whole park is overflowing with unsurpassed beauty, unique and fascinating flora and fauna, incredible stories of Aboriginal history and culture and eye-catching displays of Aboriginal rock art.
But the best part about the park is without a doubt its peace, serenity and solitude. If you can travel here in the off-peak season and therefore avoid the tourists, you will be blessed by an exquisite land that will reveal to you the true treasures of the outback.
South of Katherine you will find the Cutta Cutta caves. Put this attraction on your 'must-see' list as they are not only close enough to visit but feature a 'Tropical Wonderland' walk. These limestone caves are incredible, with the unique Orange Horseshoe Bats an added bonus.
Caravan Park Katherine Gorge
There are several caravan parks and camping grounds in close proximity to Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk Gorge) that offer convenient accommodations for visitors looking to explore this beautiful area. Here are a few Nitmiluk accommodation options:
Nitmiluk Gorge Caravan Park is located right at the entrance to Nitmiluk National Park, just a 5-minute walk from the Katherine River. It has powered and unpowered sites, as well as cabins and chalets.
Discovery Parks - Katherine is located in the town of Katherine, about a 20-minute drive from Nitmiluk National Park. It has powered and unpowered sites, as well as cabins and villas.
Boab Caravan Park is located in the town of Katherine, about a 15-minute drive from Nitmiluk National Park. It has powered and unpowered sites, as well as cabins and studios.
BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks - Katherine is located in the town of Cossack, about a 30-minute drive from Nitmiluk National Park. It has powered and unpowered sites, as well as cabins and motel rooms.
These are just a few of the many caravan parks near Katherine Gorge. When choosing a caravan park, consider your budget, the amenities you need, and how close you want to be to the gorge. Katherine Gorge is one of those places in the Northern Territory you simply have to visit. And there really is no better way to experience it then in a campervan.