Approximately 1.5hrs from Darwin, you can easily do a day tour or stay in and around Litchfield to experience all that’s on offer.

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With no fee for entry and easily accessible 2WD roads into all of the main waterfalls, it’s no wonder Litchfield National Park is one of the most popular spots in the Top End.

Mix and match the variety of attractions around the region to make your own “Greater Litchfield Loop” perfect for any age or any number of days.

You can take in the military history of Adelaide River and Batchelor, stay in your choice of bespoke camping and nature based lodges, swim safely through waterfalls and cascading rock pools, sip drinks at sunset in beach front fishing lodges and get a nature and wildlife hit at nearby natural and themed attractions.

Do yourself a favour and take a few minutes to stop in at the pubs, cafes and restaurants to get a flavour for how the locals live in and around Litchfield National Park.

Swimming within the park and road access at certain times of the year can change.

Check to see if Litchfield National Park is open: https://nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves/check-park-open-darwin

What to see and do

You can do all of the following activities in Litchfield National Park:

  • swimming
  • camping
  • bushwalking
  • wildlife spotting
  • visit scenic lookouts
  • view historic ruins
  • four-wheel driving.

Camping

Generators and pets are not permitted inside the park.

Camping is available year round at Wangi, Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole. Wangi Falls also has non-powered caravan sites.

Four-wheel drive camping areas are available at Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek), Surprise Creek Falls and Florence Falls.

There are walk-in camping sites along Walker Creek, though these are closed during the Wet Season.

Commercial accommodation is available just outside of the park.

How to get there

The park is approximately 120km south-east from Darwin via Batchelor on a fully-sealed road. 

It is also accessible during the Dry Season via Cox Peninsula Road, which has some unsealed sections, and the 4WD Reynolds Track from Daly River Road in the south. 

Check if this park is open

Find out if the Litchfield National Park is open.

Opening hours

All year round. 

Check road conditions if you plan on driving the Cox Peninsula Road or the Reynolds Track.

Contact

Phone: (08) 8976 0282

Facilities

Litchfield National Park has all of the following facilities:

  • café at the Wangi Centre, Wangi Falls
  • information signs
  • ranger station
  • 4WD roads
  • fire pits
  • public toilets
  • disabled access
  • picnic areas
  • caravan sites
  • accommodation
  • showers
  • walking tracks
  • souvenir shop
  • telephone.

Please remember

When visiting the park, remember all of the following:

  • bins are not provided so take your rubbish with you
  • glass containers are not permitted within 10m of the water
  • stay on marked roads and tracks
  • cultural items and wildlife are protected
  • pets are not permitted
  • don't feed native animals
  • nets, traps and firearms are not permitted
  • be careful with fire and light fires only in fireplaces provided
  • do not use soaps and detergents in or near waterways
  • camp in designated camping areas
  • collect fallen timber for firewood from the main Litchfield Park Road
  • generators are not permitted
  • follow all fishing laws
  • check that you vehicle is not transporting weeds and pests like cane toads.

Safety

You can have a safe and comfortable trip to Litchfield National Park by doing all of the following:

  • swim only in marked areas
  • observe park safety signs
  • carry and drink plenty of water
  • wear a hat, insect repellent and sunscreen
  • wear suitable clothing and footwear
  • carry a first aid kit
  • avoid strenuous activity during the heat of the day
  • take note of locations of Emergency Call Devices
  • make sure your vehicle is well-maintained and equipped
  • beware of theft, lock vehicles and secure valuables.

Do not sit on bare ground or grass as scrub typhus is transmitted by microscopic bush mites on grasses and bushes. Read more on scrub typhus

You should only swim in designated areas.

Opening times:
Open daily, 24 hours. Closure of some attractions within the park are possible during the Tropical Summer, between November and April.
Entry cost:
Free entry
Activities:
  • Off Road Driving
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Self-Guided
Facilities:
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Coach Parking
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet