The town is situated at 318km south of Darwin, the capital city of Northern Territory and 1,185km from Alice Springs, 516km east of Kununurra and 272km north of Daly Waters.
The estimated population in Katherine as of 2011 census was 6094 and the Post code of this region are 0850 and 0852. Also, the place is elevated at 108m from the sea level.
Katherine experiences a dry tropical savanna climate with an annual average rainfall about 980mm and the temperature in this region hover around 28 deg Celsius. The place is well-known to bring heavy floods during the wet season. However, the temperature exceed over 40deg Celsius during the months from September to November. In addition to this, the place experiences thunderstorms which occur 50 times per year, especially in the months from November to April.
Katherine has some lovely and renowned tourist sites such as Katherine Gorge, Katherine Outback Experience, Edith Falls, Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine Hot Springs, Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, Katherine Visitor Information centre, Katherine Museum etc.