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Located on the Katherine River in the Top End, the town of Katherine is 320km southeast of Darwin and as the gateway between the outback and the tropics, it’s a great place for Aussies to visit as well as adventurers from around the world. Home of the Nitmiluk National Park and the traditional home of the Wardaman, Dagoman and Jawoyn Indigenous peoples, you’ll find lots of lovely Aboriginal arts and craft galleries, while it’s also an excellent launchpad for a trip along the Victoria Highway to Western Australia.

Hiring a car in Katherine with Enjoy Travel is easy and you’ll find the ideal vehicle for your requirements fast. For instance, a rugged Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross costs A$55.71 a day in Katherine if you book ahead of time and a slightly larger Mitsubishi Outlander costs A$74.30 per day  ̶  both of these cars are comfy and reliable. Whether you want to roll around town or strike out further into the stunning surroundings, book  your car in a click at Enjoytravel.com and adventure awaits in Katherine. With your car hire sorted ahead of time, whatever you’ve got planned, you can relax and enjoy your brilliant break in the Northern Territory.

Guide to Katherine

Katherine is still an important tribal meeting place and there’s now a permanent base for the Walpiri community at Katherine East. The River (and subsequently the town) was named Katherine by explorer John McDouall Stuart after the daughter of wealthy farmer James Chambers, was connected by telegraph in 1872 and boosted by the discovery of gold at Pine Creek and Mount Todd over the next 20 years. Today this famous frontier town has plenty of parks and green spaces as well as a wealth of natural attractions.

Things to do in Katherine

Katherine has plenty to offer the active visitor. For example you can explore the gorges, waterfalls and Aboriginal art at the Nitmiluk Gorge, hike the 58km Jatbula trail and camp under the stars, or bathe in the warm, turquoise waters of the Mataranka Thermal Pool. Alternatively, the Cutta Cutta caves are a limestone labyrinth where you’ll se stalactites, crystals, ghost bats and horseshoe bats.

What to eat in Katherine

Katherine is packed with tasty cafes, takeaways and restaurants. The Black Russian Caravan Bar serves artisan coffees and cakes, Galloping Jack’s Steakhouse & Bar is brilliant for meat eaters and RJ’s Bar & Loong Foo Restaurant at the Katherine Motel serves sumptuous Asian fare.

Transport in Katherine

The Centre Bush Bus connects Katherine to other settlements, but it’s best to hire a car to get around. There’s a small airport near Katherine and larger airports in Darwin and Alice Springs.

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Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Katherine

The distance between Melbourne and Katherine is of 2,882 km.
The distance between Sydney and Katherine is of 2,878 km.
The distance between Perth and Katherine is of 2,560 km.

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