Things to do in Katherine with kids
Ahhh…the infamous Aussie Outback. A dry, baron and dangerous place where you can drive for days, still be in NT and see nothing? Nope, nope and nope! (Well, you can actually drive for days and still be in NT, that bit’s true)
Northern Territories is the spiritual capital of the country. It’s the state of the dreamtime. It’s the state of unparalleled natural beauty, and an incredibly eye opening experience for kids.
We can’t start without mentioned Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. In other words, Ayers Rock! That iconic image of Australia. That’s just the beginning. Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, Howard Springs Nature Park, Katherine Hot Springs Reserve…all places that embrace the natural wonders of NT.
Wildlife a plenty with the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and Crocodylus Park, unique experiences to be had with Outback Ballooning and Darwin Harbour Cruises, and of course for the heat, indoor activities such as Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park.
From the cities to the Outback, NT will be an incredible experience for the whole family, and is like nowhere else on earth!
Take a trip across the clear secluded waters with a launch tour boat or canoe! Plus safe public swimming, camping, hiking and safe public swimming area.
Fun and playful hot springs to enjoy swimming and relaxing in, surrounded by lush views. A great recreational area in Katherine!
Daily guided tours of the 15m deep limestone cave network, atmospheric but not scary, with tropical woodland walks and lots of nature!
A beautiful national park featuring fishing, camping, natural springs and WWII history!
Safe swimming at several locations in an enchanting forest with scenic walks and extremely large populations of butterflies!
Mount Bundy is a working cattle station where you can stay overnight, swim, fish, and enjoy a unique cattle station experience!
A beautiful NT national Park, Mary River offers fishing, camping, bird watching, four-wheel driving and more!
Butterfly houses by guided tour, waterfall aviary, animal encounters and play area.
With stunning tropical waterfalls and swimming holes, Litchfield National Park is south of Darwin with a ghostly tin mine & adventure tours
Amazing wetlands in NT featuring interactive displays on local ecology, touchscreen computers with wildlife info, & superb views!
Not only do you see wildlife up-close in their natural habitats, you meet them walking through tree top aviaries, strolling around a natural lagoon and even get to interact with them during daily presentations.
Recreational activities include hiking and an interpretive display, whilst with goggles you can see many small native fish and other aquatic life that live in the clear pools you may swim in.
Specialises in bird and nature watching, with Half and Full Day Highlights tours, conducted from a comfortable, airconditioned 4WD.
Explore swamps, monsoon forests and river areas, watching the local wallabies eye your picnic before splashing in the main pool or the kids' pool.
A fun, friendly and FREE water park featuring a 14 metre high, 100 metre long, racer water slide & separate wet play areas for toddlers and teens.
Plenty of family fun at Flight Path with golf, archery, baseball and more! Great family fun in Darwin
Enjoy fun dining and sunset cruises, as well as family friendly options on the very fun catamaran!
The Darwin Waterfront is fun family friendly destination where you can swim, enjoy a coffee, catch a movie or enjoy a family picnic, with Wave Lagoon too!.
This unique tourist attraction is an atmospheric adventure through bleak tunnels and stairways under the ground to a secret room filled with photographs that capture the imagination and lend a personal touch to cold history.
Significant historical building with fascinating history and opulent decor, with princess connections to excite the kids. Great grounds to explore with tropical grove.
An award winning outdoor cinema and family tourist attraction showing a a diverse range of Australian, popular, family, foreign and classic films.
Crocodylus Park plays host to over a thousand crocodiles from teenie hatchlings to massive adults weighing more than half a ton!
The World’s largest display of Australian Reptiles allows visitors a unique, 360 degree, viewing experience of massive saltwater crocodiles and cute hatchlings.
Bicentennial Park is a good place to catch a sea breeze or follow the WWII walking trail, picnicking or relaxing in the open grasslands.
Climb in side an incredible old WWII oil tank at the ONLY climbing gym in Darwin! Great indoor rock climbing for the family
A magnificent and politically significant example of tropical architecture and one of the Northern Territory's historical 'must see's.
The Centre has an impressive presentation of aircraft and displays depicting the Territory’s involvement in aviation, both civil and military, from the early pioneers and record breakers through World War II and the jet age.
Hundreds of friendly local wild fish swim to the shallow shoreline and are willingly hand-fed to the delight of some 70,000 visitors a year.
These appealing and accessible collections encompass Aboriginal art and material culture, visual arts, craft, Southeast Asian and Oceanic art and material culture, maritime archaeology, Northern Territory history and natural sciences.
Kids will love to escape that Darwin heat with Leanyer swimming pool, complete with water slides and a recreation park where kids can enjoy a run around to dry off!
Considered one of the Territory's most important heritage sites, this is an educational and historical attraction bringing up some vital concepts.
An immersive, interactive, multimedia experience representing Darwin's role in World War II, and makes history fascinating for kids!