Although Kakadu and Litchfield are the most known destinations near Darwin, Katherine is also popular among visitors.
Katherine – the city – has a recent history tied to WWII, as it was an important logistics center for allies, after the Japanese forces attacked Darwin. Katherine’s WWII cemetery still remembers us the lives of those who died as a result of the first bombings in the Northern Territory.
Katherine – the gorge – is an awesome piece of work of mother nature. I’ll admit it, there’s something special walking in a gorge slowly carved by erosion millions of year ago… the place just feels old. Very old. But the highlight was, after a small walk over uneven terrain, a beautiful and isolated waterfall, so wonderful as it was unexpected. Perfect.