The Katherine region sweeps from the Gulf of Carpentaria to the West Australian border and covers many remote and rural communities. It has a population of more than 24 000 people, of whom 60 per cent identify as Indigenous.
The region centres on the relaxed, easygoing town of Katherine, about 300km south of Darwin.
Katherine town has a population of about 9 000 and is the fourth largest town in the Northern Territory. It offers a wide range of services with modern leisure and sporting facilities and entertainment and public services, including a hospital.
There is plenty to do in and around Katherine, including visits to Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, Katherine Hot Springs, Mataranka Homestead and Edith Falls.
The economy of the Katherine region is diverse and includes industries such as tourism, pastoral, horticulture and mining.