Explore NT with Katherine flight and hotel packages
What are the best things to do in Katherine?
Nitmiluk National Park
Head to Nitmiluk National Park to see the famous Katherine Gorge. Several hiking trails lead to views of the Gorge, including the 1.8-kilometre Baruwei Lookout Walk and the 4.8-kilometre Baruwei Loop Walk. The Gorge is the main highlight of the park, but there are plenty of other attractions to see as well while holidaying on Katherine packages. Visit Jawoyn rock art sites, hire canoes, swim at Edith Falls, or go fishing. You can also look into taking a scenic river cruise for an extra special experience while holidaying on Katherine accommodation and flight packages.
Katherine Hot Springs
Enjoy a refreshing swim at the Katherine Hot Springs while visiting the region on Katherine packages. They’re a set of natural thermal pools located on the Katherine River that reach about 25° to 30°C. There are several pools to enjoy, and the main one is even wheelchair accessible. Each of the hot springs is surrounded by tropical vegetation, making the Katherine Hot Springs feel like a true oasis. Spending some time at the Katherine Hot Springs is especially relaxing after a long hiking session through the nearby national parks.
Cutta Cutta Caves
Set aside some time to tour the Cutta Cutta Caves after booking your Katherine holiday packages. They make up one of the only limestone cave systems in Australia. Guided tours take visitors down into the caves to admire their dramatic stalagmites and stalactites. The cave system is also home to several unique animals that you may spot during your tour, including the brown tree snake and the orange horseshoe bat. Enjoy the cave tour, then set aside about 20 minutes to complete the short Tropical Woodland walk near the car park.
When is the best time to visit Katherine?
Katherine is known as the place where the Northern Territory Outback meets the tropics. This means the region experiences a combination of the Top End’s wet weather and the Red Centre’s dry heat. There is a wet season and a dry season to plan around when booking Katherine accommodation and flight packages.
Wet season lasts from November until April. Temperatures heat up to around 34° to 37°C during the day and 25°C in the evenings. Humidity levels are high and rain is common. There’s a good chance you’ll even see a tropical lightning storm by booking Katherine holiday packages during the wet season. The up-side to the extra moisture is that Katherine’s waterfalls and rivers are their fullest and most impressive. This is also the low season, so you may find some excellent deals on hotels and accommodation in Katherine.
Dry season falls between May and October, and this is the most popular time to travel on Katherine holiday packages. Humidity levels are low, there’s little to no rain, and temperatures cool down compared to the wet season. Plan for daytime temperatures around 30° to 32°C and nights around 15°C. The nicer weather makes dry season the ideal time to travel on Katherine accommodation and flight packages if you’re looking to spend most of your time outdoors or hiking. Lock in the best rate on a hotel and accommodation in Katherine by reserving your room early.
What is the cost of visiting Katherine?
$150 AUD is the standard cost of a hotel and accommodation in Katherine. However, you can bundle your hotel and flights with Katherine holiday packages to save more on your trip. Hiring a car is the best way to get around the region while holidaying on Katherine packages. You can book a car through Webjet with rates starting around $65 AUD per day.
Taking a cruise through Katherine Gorge is a must-do for many travellers who book Katherine packages. Prices vary depending on the length and specific destinations of your cruise, but budget for around $100 to $150 AUD per adult.
Paying a visit to the Cutta Cutta Caves is another must-do while holidaying on Katherine packages. Entrance costs $27 AUD for adults and $17 AUD for children. Learn about local history by visiting the Katherine Museum. Tickets cost $10 AUD for adults and $5 AUD for kids, and a free museum tour is included with entrance.
In addition to the various paid attractions, there are many free activities to add to your list of things to do after booking Katherine holiday packages. Entrance is free to Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Hot Springs.