Katherine national parks and parks

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    KATHERINE GORGE IS THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS IN NITMILUK NATIONAL PARK: Photo courtesy Tourism NT
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    A GREAT WAY TO EXPLORE KATHERINE GORGE IS IN A KAYAK: Photo courtesy Tourism NT
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    ANOTHER GOOD WAY TO SEE KATHERINE GORGE IS TO TAKE AN ORGANISED CRUISE: Photo courtesy Tourism NT
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    THE SPRINGS AND THERMAL POOL ARE ONE OF THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS AT ELSEY NATIONAL PARK. THEY ARE A PERFECT PLACE TO RELAX IN THE WARM SPRING WATERS: Photo courtesy Tourism NT
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Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park

This 292,800 hectare National Park is owned by the Jawoyn Aboriginal people and jointly managed with the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory.

Some of the Park's features include spectacular dissected sandstone country, broad valleys and numerous, significant cultural sites.

The deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River is the central attraction of the Park.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), canoeing, swimming, boat tours, fishing.

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

The Park's main entrance is located 30 km northeast of Katherine.

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Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park

Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park covers 1,499 hectares of limestone (Karst) landscape, which is limited to only a few locations in Northern Australia. Spectacular features such as Karst formations and complex cave networks are a feature of the Park. Tower-like masses of Tindal limestone with some supporting large boulders and various surface depressions are other features of this landscape.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), cave exploring and bird watching.

Camping

There is no camping available in the park.

Location

Access is via the Stuart Highway 30 km south of Katherine.


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Elsey National Park

The Roper River begins within the boundaries of the 13,840 hectare Elsey National Park. Numerous springs within the Park feed the Roper River which, in the Dry Season from April to September, flows gently through large waterholes and then tumbles over rocks and tufa dams. During the Wet Season, flood waters cause the river to swell and rage on its journey to the sea.

The Rainbow Springs and Thermal Pool sector of the Park are a major attraction for visitors. The spring water rising from underground at 30.5 million litres per day and at a temperature of 34 degrees Celsius is then contained in a relaxing swimming pool surrounded by a palm forest.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), canoeing, fishing and swimming.

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

Located 122km south-east of Katherine.


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