All You Need To Know When Visiting Katherine Gorge


*This post is in collaboration with Media Buzzer*

If you are going to be visiting Katherine Gorge in the Northwest Territory, then you will want to know what to expect so that you can prepare for your trip accordingly. You can find out all that you need to know about the place by visiting the government website which gives you a wide variety of information on many different subjects about the area. Using this information you will be able to plan your trip to Katherine Gorge to ensure that it is not only successful, but you also have a fantastic time while you are there.

The Best Time Of Year To Visit

The best time of year to pay a visit to Katherine Gorge would be April through to September, as this is the cooler time of year. However, if you are travelling on a budget, then this is also the most popular time of year. If you are looking to save some money, then you may wish to consider visiting in December of January, when you will often be able to find many bargains. The only drawback of visiting in these months is that it is the hottest time of the year.

Where To Stay

You will have a choice of Katherine Gorge accommodation to choose from with 3.5 star and 4.5 start options available, as well as camping options for you to consider. Camping is an excellent way to experience Katherine Gorge and will have you feeling as one with nature in this majestic setting.

What To Do In Katherine Gorge

When you visit Katherine Gorge, there are some fantastic views available of stunning natural beauty. The gorge is made up of 13 separate gorges, and one of the best ways to see these is by experiencing a helicopter tour of the area. You can also access the gorges by the paddling along the river, which is relatively calm during the dry season. However, when the wet season is in effect the water becomes a lot more potent with strong torrents churning the water in the gorge.

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A canoe tour of the area is another spectacular way to explore the area and will give you access to places along the shore that cannot be accessed on foot. You can enjoy a cultural tour of the area with one of the local indigenous people who will recount the history of the area that has been passed down from generation to generation. You can also enjoy a riverboat cruise at sunset and have a romantic meal for two while you watch the sun setting.

What To Pack

For the daytime around Katherine Gorge even during the cooler months, you will want to pack lightweight clothing to keep you comfortable in the heat. However, it can get chilly at night, especially in the cooler months, so you need to ensure that you also bring some warmer clothing for those chilly evenings. Make sure that you also bring your swimming costume as there will plenty of opportunity to go for a swim.

Animals You Will See

There are many different types of animals that you will run into when visiting Katherine Gorge such as freshwater and saltwater crocodiles depending on the time of year, ospreys, cockatoos, red-winged parrots, white-gaped honeyeaters, and much more.

There is plenty to see and do when visiting Katherine Gorge at any time of year that you will not be stuck trying to find something to occupy your time. Plan your trip well and be prepared and you will be able to experience a fantastic holiday in this beautiful part of Australia.

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