Located in the Katherine town centre – only 500 metres from the post office and main shopping hub – this motel provides an excellent base for visitors looking to explore the region.
There are three comfortable accommodation options to choose from, including: budget studio (with a minimum of a double bed and a single bed), standard studios (with a minimum of a double bed and a single bed) and deluxe studios (with a minimum on a double bed and a single bed).
All of the rooms at the Pine Tree Motel feature: air conditioning, complimentary WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen televisions, iron and ironing board, bar size refrigerators, and hairdryers.
The motel itself also offers a number of amenities for guests to enjoy, including: an outdoor swimming pool, shared barbeque area and guest laundry (including free dryer). Secure off street parking is also available.
The onsite licensed Pine Tree Restaurant is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing. Choose to dine in the enclosed outdoor patio area or in the air conditioned dining room. Meals and drinks can also be served poolside, weather permitting.
If you require a conference facility, the 50 seat restaurant is available. You will have access to complimentary WiFi, a flat screen television with HDMI input (for electronic presentations), whiteboards, photocopying and faxing facilities. Catering can also be provided for all corporate events.
When staying at the Pine Tree Motel, we hope that you will also explore the area around Katherine. Some of the nearby towns include: Pine Creek, Elsey, Barunga, Delamere, Nitmiluk, Tindal, and Venn.
If you have chosen to stay at the Pine Tree Motel, you might be wondering what attractions you can enjoy in the Katherine area. With such a diverse range of things to see and do, there is something to suit visitors of all ages.
If you want to get outside and explore the natural landscape around Katherine, there are endless attractions for you to enjoy. Check out the Barranyi, Elsey, Judbarra/Gregory, Keep River, Limmen, Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Parks, which are filled with walking trails of varying degrees of difficulty. One of the biggest natural attractions of the region is easily crocodiles – you will be able to view the freshwater variety in the natural habit whilst in Katherine.
To get a real insight into Aboriginal culture, we recommend taking a tour of one of Katherine’s local communities. Here you will learn basket weaving, spear throwing, fire lighting and how to play the didgeridoo (among other things). We also recommend viewing work by local artists, which can be found at the Stockyard Gallery, Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, and Merrepen Arts Centre.
Those who are interested in the history of the region will not be disappointed with a range of heritage attractions to choose from. These include: Borroloola Police Station Museum, Katherine Museum, Larrimah Museum, National Trust Museum (at Pine Creek), O’Keeffe Residence, and the Timber Creek Police Station & Museum. Much of Katherine’s history is tied up in the railway – the town even had to move moved twice during the line’s construction!
If you are travelling with the kids, there are plenty of activities to entertain and amuse (mum and dad will get a kick out of them, too!). Watch the barramundi being hand-fed at Territory Manor; take a dip in the Katherine Hot Springs, Mataranka Thermal Pools or Tjuwwaliyn/Douglas Hot Springs; and dine under the stars at Marksie’s Stockman’s Camp Tucker Night. There are also plenty of trails and indigenous experiences that are suitable for children.
Why not partake in one of the many events and festivals that are held in the Katherine region each year? Some of the more popular ones include: the Barunga Festival, Walking with Spirits, Katherine Country Music Muster, Festival of the Dry, Katherine & District Show Society, Merrepen Community Festival, Katherine Club Big Horse Creek Barra Classic, Circle F Easter Fishing Competition, and the Daly Waters Campdraft, Rodeo & Gymkhana.
There are plenty of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy, from those that get the adrenalin pumping to those that are more sedate. There are plenty of nearby rivers that are good for fishing (including the Daly and Victoria Rivers), you could take a scenic flight over the town and surrounds, take a boat or paddle steamer cruise down the Katherine River, try your hand at canoeing and kayaking, and a number of other adventure activities.