National Parks / Natural World
Katherine Hot Springs Reserve Katherine South
Where is it at?
Katherine Hot Springs Reserve
Tel: 08 8972 5500
Where are we going today?
Fancy spending the day relaxing in a lovely, shady and natural water oasis? Then Katherine Hot Springs is your hidden secret!
Katherine Hot Springs Reserve is tucked away within the Katherine River bed, and actually pumps water from right inside the earth. The water is always a beautiful 32C, so great in those summer month, but also perfect in the cooler dry season months.
Whilst the springs are natural, the town council has spent time setting it up so it's a great place for families to visit. They have added walking tracks, as well as restricting some of the surrounding area. The main pool has a gravel bed, which means you won't get that sediment disturbance when you splash your way in, and it also means the water will always look crystal clear!
Katherine Hot Springs Reserve can also be an educational experience for the kids, as the walking platforms has opened it all up so kids can see the actual source of the spring water.
The main pool itself has wheelchair access, so everyone can enjoy it! There are stainless steel rails, so the kids can hold onto something as they get ready to cool down, and the walls are formed out of rock - so you really do get to stay surrounded by nature!
There is a small waterfall, meandering streams, and you get to see where the springs merge into the Katherine River 30 metres away
For those active families, why not take advantage of the walking trails and bike paths in the area? These follow the river, and take you a few kilometres away to the Katherine Low Level Nature Reserve.
Get cool in Katherine!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
Open 24 hours a day
Open May to October
There are picnic areas and grills so you can enjoy your own lunch!.
Don't forget to take plenty of bottled water with you - it can get hot out there!.
Any Top Tips?
The temperature is usually consistent but do check before the kids jump in..
Need a little extra help?
The walkways are wheelchair accessible.
Did you know that every year the springs go underwater by about 16 metres? That's pretty incredible! .
What people are saying?
by Astrid Statham
Its good coffie
by Shelly Varghese
As usual another great location.
by A Google User
Great coffee.....the morning employees make it even better....thanks Katherine , zak , ove and terry
by A Google User
by Ginger Philley