The Katherine region is chock-full of things to do.
If you want to get out and about close to home there is a swimming pool, a playground and a skate park right in the centre of town surrounded by sports ovals and netball courts. The Low Level and its picnic area are just down the road and the 'bridge to bridge' bike track loop is a great challenge for the kids.
Cutta Cutta Cave Nature Park has reopened for the season and operate every hour on the hour from nine in the morning until three in the afternoon
Plan an extra half hour and take a wander along the short woodland track for a 'topside' look at the otherworldly karst limestone that makes our landscape so special. Keep an eye out for skinks, geckos and impressive looking bugs living among the spiky rocks.
Nitmiluk National Park is a living cultural landscape where every visitor can shape their own adventure.
Take a picnic lunch out to Leliyn, or Edith Falls.
The gas BBQ's in the picnic area are surrounded by cool green grass and shady trees and keen eyed wildlife spotters might like to spend half an hour on the footbridge.
There are many different fish living in among the Pandanus roots and fossicking about on the bottom of the river.
The lack of rain this wet season means that the huge plunge pool is open for swimming and the water is clear and cool. Take your goggles and get to know some of the smaller finny locals. The views from the top of the escarpment along the Leliyn Loop Walk are beautiful and the top pools halfway around the trail are a great place for a cooling dip.
The Baruwei Lookout Walk takes you to views out over Katherine Gorge and the Nitmiluk campground is a good place to practise your tent building skills. It's also a great home base if you are planning a slightly longer hike to Southern Rockhole or Butterfly Gorge.
Visitors to Elsey National Park near should plan a visit to Bitter Springs. The water flows fairly fast through the overhanging Pandanus but is warm and clear and perfect for swimming.
Make the most of the school holidays by visiting www.nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves/find-a-park-to-visit and start making memories today.