Camping near Katherine

Katherine’s at the crossroads for camping adventures in the northern, western, and central Top End.

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6 top campgrounds near Katherine

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"The Escarpment" @ The Gorge

20 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Lansdowne, NT
Ereluk - Our personal name sake nestled between Jodetluk and Nitmiluk - Private, secluded, “Primitive Camp Sites” nestled around a 400 acre property in a unique Australian bush setting. Firstly named aptly “The Escarpment” for the truly beautiful ridge that runs kilometers along the block boundary, providing a perfect back drop to individual camp sites. Purpose built van pads spaced far enough apart to offer privacy and peace have been positioned with the Caravan in mind. Whilst waiting for the wet & the long grass to let us onto the flats, we have set up an initial 10 sites that are all year round accessible. These are a bit closer together as will be described in the description. Also a bit cheaper so happy campers all round! Ereluk - The true experience! Over The Creek - some of the best camping sites along the base of the escarpment are just waiting to be found. Yearly we fix up after the wet giving 4WD access to these hidden gems. A little more expensive but worth the extra for the views alone. On The Creek - Our most sort after sites! We have 3 sites only that are situated on the best part of the creek this block has to offer. Deep holes that are great for a swim with water so clear we drink it. Truly amazing and worth the extra $ for a sweet location. It is mostly 4WD access and all vans must be self-contained as no amenities, water or power are available at these sites. Those looking for a bush experience with plenty of activities to do during the day will not be disappointed.
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Edith Farms Paradise

7 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Edith, NT
A beautiful private 100-acre property only 15 minutes from stunning Edith Falls and 30km from Katherine Town. The property has some cows and I also have a very cute 1 year old lab/golden retriever dog - so plenty of cuteness around for the kids! All animals are in the paddocks with a fence around it, so you don’t have to worry about a cow next to your caravan in the morning 🐮 Dogs are very welcome as well. There is a special dog area that is fenced off where they can walk around all day if you want to go out exploring or at night time and there is 6 large dog cages in the dog run as well for if there are multiple campers with dogs that want to use the dog area at the same time. I have three caravan sites available on a couple of acres gravelled area to make sure that guests are not right next to each other. I love meeting new people and always happy to share some great Katherine tips with you.
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Edith’s Farm

1 site · RV, Tent85 acres · Edith, NT
85 Acres of bush land situated 10km off the Stuart Highway and 30km from the town of Katherine. 30km the opposite direction to popular swimming holes - Edith Falls located in the Nitmiluk National Park. Multiple seasonal dams on the block. 10 minutes from ‘Flat Rock’ - a short drive to the Edith river where fishing and swimming can be enjoyed :) No running water or toilet available therefore campers must be fully self contained! Please take all rubbish with you. Dogs under control welcome - please be aware there are dogs on the property :)
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Kumbidgee Camping stopover

4 sites · RVs20 acres · Lansdowne, NT
A beautiful 20-acre property with the Katherine River running along the back of the property, 10km out of Katherine and 16km from Katherine Gorge. Being in close proximity to the Nitmiluk Gorge National Park you can explore the Gorge and the Hot Springs as well as top up supplies at the Katherine Shopping centre. We have a number of sites, some with shade, some more out in the open, all fairly flat, and just a short walk from the restaurant and toilets. All sites offer plenty of space. There are also many lovely cafes to visit nearby. And we're only an hour away from Mataranka Hot Springs. We have toilets here but no shower facility. It is important to us that all travellers Leave No Trace.
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AU$35
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Shauna's Shack

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Uralla, NT
Quiet rural location, manicured grounds just 5km from Katherine. 1 campsite available on shared grounds with 1 guest cabin and the family home. Outdoor kitchen with bbq, fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave. Bathroom with shower and toilet. Coveniently located just outside of Katherine N.T. Easy distances to Cutta Cutta caves, Edith Falls, Katherine Gorge, Mataranka, Pine Creek, Umbrawarra Gorge - the list goes on!!
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Mo's Bush Camp

1 site · RV6 acres · Cossack, NT
We have a quiet little spot 10min drive from Katherine. Perfect for a base while you explore some of the sites around town. The caravan site is powered and has a toilet. There is a shower although currently no hot water. The powered site is only accessible for smaller caravans. Unpowered option available for large vans. No clothes washing facilities. We have 2 dogs and I am home most of the time if you have any questions.
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Camping near Katherine guide

Overview

On the Katherine River south of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory, the town of Katherine is at a crossroads for travel through the Top End. On reaching Katherine, travellers can head north-west to Darwin on the Stuart Highway, south-west into Western Australia along the Victoria Highway, or south into the Red Centre and eventually Alice Springs. Katherine is on the cusp between the outback and the tropical north, so campers have easy access to a range of landscapes and environments from here, as well as a range of traveller facilities, caravan parks, and other accommodation options. It’s a convenient base for planning camping trips into Nitmiluk National Park, Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, and other parts of the Katherine Region.

Where to go

Nitmiluk National Park

Just northeast of Katherine, this national park (previously called Katherine Gorge National Park) is famous for its numerous gorges and waterfalls, such as Edith Falls and the Nitmiluk Gorge, which can be explored by kayak and are suitable for swimming in the dry season only. There are two campsites within the park, for campers who would rather stay there than in Katherine.

Kakadu National Park

The southern and south-western parts of Kakadu National Park can be reached from Katherine. There are a few small, basic outback campgrounds in this southern part of the park, including Kambolgie, Gunlom, and Maguk campgrounds. Between them, tent, caravan, and camper trailers are catered to.

Litchfield National Park

Northwest of Katherine, Litchfield is beloved for its swimming holes and waterfalls, which offer campers plenty of chances to cool off with a refreshing dip. There are three campgrounds within the park, each located near a waterfall or creek and best accessed by four-wheel drive.

When to go

There are two main seasons around Katherine and the Top End: the wet season (November to March) and the dry season (April to October). Peak tourist season is the dry season, when temperatures are cooler. To camp in the wet season you’ll need waterproof camping gear and to be prepared for very hot, steamy conditions. Swimming is prohibited in many places in the wet season because of the threat from saltwater crocodiles, which are removed at the start of the dry season.

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