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Escarpment Restaurant

The exceedingly nice outdoor area, apart from its view of the carpark, makes outdoor dining here very tempting. Happily the food backs the aesthetics. Lunches consist of burgers, wraps, salads and seafood dishes, wi…
School in Katherine

School of the Air

At the School of the Air, 1.5km from the town centre, you can listen into a class and see how kids in the remote outback are educated in the virtual world. Bookings to visit preferred.
Modern Australian in Katherine

Savannah Bar & Restaurant

Undoubtedly one of the best dining choices in Katherine. It's predominantly an outdoors garden restaurant, with a cool breeze often wafting through the tropical vegetation. The menu includes steak, barramundi and Ve…
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Jurassic Cycad Gardens

Jurassic Cycad Gardens is home to over 200 species of prehistoric cycads, collected and seeded from around Australia and overseas. A self-guided tour through the remarkable maze of rare plants also takes you past ba…
Museum in Katherine

Katherine Museum

The museum is in the old airport terminal, about 3km from town on the road to the gorge. The original Gypsy Moth biplane flown by Dr Clyde Fenton, the first Flying Doctor, is housed here, along with plenty of intere…
Cafe in Katherine

Coffee Club

This is the best place in town for breakfast, as well as a good bet at lunchtime. Dining is in a light-filled contemporary space. On offer is decent coffee, healthy breakfast options including fruit and muesli, plus…
Gallery in Katherine

Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery

Run by the owners of the Katherine Art Gallery, Top Didj is a good place to see Aboriginal artists at work. The cultural experience is hands on with fire sticks, spear throwing, painting and basket weaving.
Gallery in Katherine

Djilpin Arts

This Katherine gallery is Aboriginal owned and represents art from the Ghunmarn Culture Centre in the remote community of Beswick. Exhibits include paintings, weavings and termite-bored didgeridoos.
Gallery in Katherine

Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre

This stunning new arts and culture centre in Katherine is housed in a beautiful, contemporary building, that is a real landmark for the town. The centre is designed to be a meeting place for Indigenous and non-Indig…
Music in Katherine

Katherine Country Music Muster

'We like both kinds of music: country and western.' Plenty of live music in the pubs and entertainment at the Tick Market Lindsay St Complex on a weekend May or June. Check website for actual dates.