3 Giles Street, Katherine, 0851, Australia
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NT Heli-Muster chopper flight over Katherine Gorge
Heli-Muster helicopter tour over Katherine Gorges
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Flying Fox Festival in Katherine
About 15 of us from Adelaide are heading up to Katherine to participate in dragon boat events included in the Flying Fox Festival. Can you suggest good places to stay, perhaps camping or cheaper hotels.
Also Steve and I will be staying up that way for about 3 weeks, so all suggestions on where to go, what to watch out for would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Flying Fox Festival in Katherine
This sounds like something fun to do.
I have stayed in the Palm Court Backpackers in Katherine and we found it great.
It was a motel before backpackers. Some unites have there own kitchen, with fridge etc. Veru comfortable and close to the main drag.
We have had lots of questions lately about this area, Darwin and Kukadu etc, Just scroll down the Aussie travel page and you will see the questions asked and the answers:)
You have a great amount of time to explore the National Parks. With a good map and advice you can get from VT ,local Information centres you will really be able to explore this area.
Plus have a look at our VTer (1+1)'s page,Zig has a lot of info on his page about this area. He is a local.
Travel Tips for Katherine
The Big Barramundi
Not to sure if this is the biggest Barramundi in Australia but with our obsession for Large things I thought I'd take apicture anyways. Somewhere in the streets of Katherine but not to sure exactly where, Giles Street I'd hazard a guess?
Jedda's Rock, Katherine Gorge
This huge square rockside was the setting for the last scenes of the 1950s film Jedda about an aboriginal girl adopted by whites and her difficulties of coming to terms with her own culture. (Read more about the film on www.imdb.com)
Katherine Hot Springs
If you can't get down to Mataranka Springs then Katherine Springs will do.
They are just 5 minutes from town and if you really want you can walk there.
The springs consist of several crystal clear pools with water temp an average of 32C - heavenly - and surprisingly refreshing even in the hot weather.
The springs are in a wonderful garden setting with lots of grassed areas and places that you can set up your picnic lunch.
Wheelchair access is available.
Katherine..Where the River flows
"A Fleeting Visit"
Well I can say I have been there if only for 4 hours...a Whistle Stop on the Ghan (a famous Australian train).
Actually I reckon this is the way to visit Katherine if your time is limited. It is a very long drive for a day trip from Darwin.
Katherine Gorge, 292,800 acres of wilderness park is owned by the Jawoyn Aboriginal people.
We chose the Two Gorge Option and I am glad we did...no sitting having afternoon tea on a barge boat in the First Gorge for us.
We clambered over some rocks and saw much more of the magnificent scenery.
"Going to 2nd gorge"
Not too difficult. to walk over the rocks though it is not wheelchair friendly. We hopped on another barge to explore the second gorge.
"A well known scene."
If you buy a postcard from Katherine the photo often used is a scene from the second gorge so you should go and see it for yourself. Taken by yours truly.
Katherine is the only city between Darwin and Alice Springs, you can also get to the Kimberley from there. The Katherine river flows thru the city and has caused some major floods before. The Katherine Gorge is about 30 km from this city and really worth a visit.
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