Is Katherine Gorge better than Kakadu?

Is Katherine Gorge better than Kakadu?

Kakadu is where to go for escarpment scenery, floodplains, crocs, birds, rock art. Katherine’s main point of difference is its gorge. All three have excellent walking trails, though I’d say Kakadu offers more spectacular options for fit folk, particularly those with the benefit of a 4wd that can get to some of them.

Is Katherine NT worth visiting?

Katherine is a great base for exploring the nearby gorge country and learning about local Aboriginal culture. Stop in at the galleries in town showcasing Aboriginal art, where you can meet the artists, browse the pieces or buy one of your own to take home.

Is Katherine Gorge in Kakadu?

Kakadu National Park – Wetlands, Katherine Gorge Tour This 3 day Kakadu Katherine Gorge Tour explores the highlights of the Top End on this exceptional Northern Territory tour with Kakadu National Park Wetlands, Aboriginal cultural centres and rock art, wetlands cruise & Katherine Gorge cruise.

Is Katherine part of Kakadu?

Katherine is just 3 hours from both Darwin and Kakadu National Park, meaning there are heaps of options for self-drive tours. Pack petrol, water and all your essentials, and head out on the road trip of a lifetime.

Can you do Kakadu in a 2WD?

Take a 2WD car While there are certainly benefits to having a 4WD drive car when visiting Kakadu, you can get by with a good 2WD. Kakadu is a well-developed park with a high number of visitors every year. The two main highways through the park are both fully sealed.

How many days do I need in Katherine?

With seven days to discover the beauty of Katherine and surrounds, you’ll see how this region is prime adventure territory. Discover gorges, waterholes, waterfalls and thermal springs and learn about the traditional owners on a cultural tour.

Can you swim in Katherine Gorge?

Katherine Gorge Swim between the sheer cliffs of the gorge itself to sandy freshwater beaches, or walk into the paperbark and pandanus-fringed plunge pool or alternatively enjoy a relaxing Cruise along the Gorge.

Why is Katherine Gorge special?

The 13 gorges of Nitmiluk a.k.a. Katherine Gorge, carved by the Katherine River, are of immense significance to their traditional owners, the Jawoyn people, as home to the spirits of creation. The 292,800 hectare Nitmiluk National Park lies 244 kilometres southeast of Darwin.

How many gorges does Katherine have?

Nitmiluk National Park, just 30 kilometres north-east of Katherine, covers a vast area, including 13 impressive gorges carved from the ancient sandstone country which stretch for as far as the eye can see. Explore the world-famous park and gorge country on foot, by canoe, boat or helicopter.

Do you need a 4WD to drive from Darwin to Kakadu?

We’ll be honest, to access the best parts of Kakadu National Park, a 4WD is essential. Many great spots are accessible in a 2WD. However, you won’t be able to access any waterfalls, gorges or swimming holes as they are all located on unsealed roads.