Have a close encounter with local Indigenous artists at the Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, where families can learn the techniques of traditional painting and skills like spear throwing and starting a fire with two sticks.
Get a taste of Katherine’s history at the local museum. Considering the town as we know it existed with the help of the railway line, it’s a fascinating deposit of local lore, machinery from ‘the olden days’ and even a Gipsy Moth biplane. Pack a picnic and relax as a family in the surrounding rock garden.
If you’re not sure where to start, call or email the Visitor Centre ahead of your visit and they’ll be able to suggest a self-drive itinerary or customise your adventure, or simply pop in and chat with one of the friendly staff members, and they’ll point in the right direction.
You’ll need at least four days to really explore Katherine, but don’t be surprised if that’s not enough. This is one destination that will stay with you long after your outback family adventure is over.