Katherine – gateway to the top end of the Northern Territory. With a population of around 10,000 people, Katherine is big enough to have many options for eating, drinking and enjoying yourself. It’s a nice town to visit and good base for exploring the surrounding attractions. This article is about things to do in and around Katherine. I lived in Katherine for many months. In my spare time I didn’t just drink beer and brew apple cider. I was also putting this article together. It’s all my own research. It’s been expensive and exhausting. Can you imagine going out everyday exploring fishing spots, drinking beer and coffee at various establishments and trying to have lunch at every possible spot in Katherine? Beer, fancy coffee and lunch doesn’t come cheap. I hope this article is useful to someone, otherwise my dedicated drinking and eating has been for nothing. It’s not 100% comprehensive. I haven’t done everything, but it’s the most comprehensive you’ll find on the net.
If you’re interested in accommodation in Katherine, then any of the caravan park bistros, lodges, resorts or hotel type dining that I’ve reviewed also offer accommodation.
Many of the attractions close up for the wet season, so make sure you check in advance.
This article is split into three sections:
You don’t have to worry if you’re hungry in Katherine with the information on this page. Everything from Katherine’s most fancy restaurants to pubs to fast food. You’ll find somewhere that tickles your fancy.
Camping, national parks, museums, general attractions and things to do. There’s heaps of stuff to keep you busy during your stay in Katherine and the surrounding region.
The page tells you where all the fishing spots are in and around Katherine. Fishing can be tough, especially if you’re here in the middle of the dry season like most visitors. Doesn’t mean you can’t give it a go – can’t go wrong with some outdoor nature based relaxation. Just don’t be disappointed if you don’t land a huge barra.