Last Updated: 7th Jun 2012

<p><img src="https://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/australia/user_photos/katherine-gorge.jpg" class="rightwise" title="katherine gorge, northern teritory" alt="katherine gorge, northern teritory" /></p> <p>In the outback of Australia&#8217;s <a href="/contikipedia/articles/northern-territory">Northern Territiry</a>, 354 kilometres south of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/darwin">Darwin</a>, lies the oasis of Katherine. Following the Stuart Highway (known to the locals simply as &#8216;the track&#8217;) you eventually arrive at the town of Katherine and the spectacular Katherine George National Park. Here the clear river flows between towering, brilliantly coloured walls of one of the most fascinating river canyons in Australia.</p>