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Limmen National Park

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La région Gulf est connue pour ses rivières, comme on peut s’en rendre compte en traversant le Parc national Limmen : il croise quatre rivières majeures et en suit la cinquième, la rivière Roper, sur plusieurs kilomètres.

C’est un véritable paradis pour les pêcheurs et les ornithologues amateurs. Limmen n’est devenu une destination de visite que récemment. La diversité des paysages rend la conduite dans le parc variée et intéressante. Le long de la route principale, vous découvrirez des zones boisées, des rivières, des plaines inondables et des billabongs. De courts détours vous offriront encore plus de récompenses.

Butterfly Springs, le seul endroit du parc où vous pouvez nager en toute sécurité, n’est qu’à cinq kilomètres de la Nathan River Road et possède un camping ombragé. Vous pouvez découvrir la Southern Lost City grâce à une promenade sur une boucle de deux kilomètres, qui vous permettra d’admirer ses spectaculaires flèches de grès penchées. Elle se trouve à quatre kilomètres de la route principale. La Western Lost City est accessible via une piste pour 4x4 de 28 kilomètres. Il vous faudra demander une clé à la Nathan River Ranger Station pour franchir le portail. Veillez à faire le plein de carburant : il n’y a pas de station entre Roper Bar et Cape Crawford (soit une distance de 338 kilomètres).

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    Activités

    • Natural Attractions
    • National Parks and Reserves

    Tarif d’entrée

    Entrée libre

    Aménagements

    • Barbeque
    • Carpark
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet

    Activités

    • Birdwatching
    • Camping
    • Fishing
    • Four Wheel Driving
    • Hiking
    • Scenic Drives
    • Walk
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  • FAQS

    Can Limmen National Park be done as a day trip?

    Limmen National Park is best done over a few days as a camping trip to allow time to visit the different attractions, discover the extensive wildlife and soak up the remote ambiance of the area.

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    Do I need any passes or permits to visit Limmen National Park?

    Permits are not required to visit the Park, however you will need a code to unlock the access gate (changed weekly) to the Western Lost City, which can be obtained from the Nathan River Ranger Station.

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    How do I get around Limmen National Park?

    A four-wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended to safely get around Limmen National Park. Although the main road through the Park is not too challenging, the side access roads to Lost Cities and campgrounds can be sandy and may require a high-clearance four-wheel drive.

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    How do I get to Limmen National Park?

    Limmen National Park is a three hour drive south-east of Katherine along the Stuart Highway via the Roper Highway, (a turnoff 10km south of Mataranka). Alternatively, follow the Savannah Way via Borroloola for a four-wheel drive adventure through the Gulf region.

    All roads within the Park are unsealed and a four-wheel drive is recommended.

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    How far is Limmen National Park from Darwin?

    The northern entry to Limmen National Park is approximately a six hour drive from Darwin, via Katherine. Stop, refresh and stock up on provisions at Katherine or at the Roper Bar Store at the entry of the Park before continuing as there are limited supplies within the Park.

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    What are the major attractions at Limmen National Park?

    Limmen National Park is a great place to visit for remote camping, fishing, bird watching and sightseeing. Some popular activities include walking amongst the giant sandstone pillars at the Southern and Western Lost Cities, recreational angling at Roper, Towns and Limmen Bight Rivers and swimming at the base of the naturally formed pool at Butterfly Falls (the only location within the Park considered safe for swimming).

    Lorella Springs is also a must-visit while you are in region, a one-million acre outback cattle station which is a retreat of solitude and serenity with 25 kilometers of coastline, plus wetlands, mountain ranges, chasms, gorges and natural springs.

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    What should I bring with me to Limmen National Park?

    Travellers should be self-reliant and bring enough food, water and fuel for their journey. There are no services for 338km between Roper Bar and Cape Crawford. Limited supplies are available from Limmen Bight Fishing Camp and Lorella Springs Wilderness Park. Walking boots are also a ‘must-pack’ to see the striking formations of the Lost Cities.

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    When is the best time to visit Limmen National Park?

    The best time to visit Limmen National Park is when the temperatures are most comfortable between April and August (dry season). Heavier rain generally falls between December and April (wet season) which can cause flooding and road closures in the region.

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    Where should I go next from Limmen National Park?

    After Limmen National Park head back to the Stuart Highway. Just south of Katherine is Elsey National Park which is home to the natural thermal pools of Mataranka and Bitter Springs. Enjoy some tucker at the infamous Daly Waters Pub. Continue further south to discover the Red Centre and iconic outback towns such as Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.

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