Katherine is located just three hours south of Darwin and sits on the Katherine River. A busy regional centre and with a population of approximately 10 000 people, Katherine is the fourth largest town in the northern territory.
Often called the ‘Crossroads of the North’, Katherine is strategically located with connection to the north, south, east and west by air, road, rail and water.
The Katherine region connects to Darwin in the north and south to Alice Springs and South Australia with established rail and road corridors. There is a railway station with access to natural gas supply. An intermodal freight hub at the rail precinct is being developed in the near future. Road corridors also connect Katherine to Queensland in the east, and the Ord River and Kimberley Region to the west.
The region has access to international markets through the port of Darwin and Darwin International Airport, and the Bing Bong port is around 800 kilometres south east of Katherine.
The local airport is shared with department of Defence and is capable of landing the largest of aircraft. There is a large network of regional airstrips, many with all-weather access. The region’s airstrips makes it possible to have supplies and staff delivered to remote locations efficiently, providing you know the logistics options.