6.6 out of 10

Katherine

-14.443896880993 132.293295279125
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5
2yrs+

"She Aint No Lady"

This phrase is often used to describe this important Northern Territory town. Historically Katherine has been important as a meeting point for several indigenous tribes, and aborigines still make up a large portion of the population.

The town is one of the largest in the Territory, and has medical, educational and social facilities needed by the population in the surrounding areas. It has a good shopping centre, with a supermarket, pharmacy, bakery, cafe, newsagency and liquor store. As well there are several hotels, petrol stations and camping supply stores. It is one of the main R&R points for travellers on the route between Kununurra and Darwin, and just about every first time visitor will travel into the nearby Nitmiluk National Park for a cruise through the spectacular Katherine Gorge, or a hike to viewing vantage points.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees