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 Katherine Gorge.
Katherine is an ideal base for its nearby majestic attractions, and is the biggest town between Darwin and Alice Springs. 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.
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.