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Litchfield National Park

A circa 1 ora e mezza da Darwin, puoi facilmente fare una gita giornaliera o rimanere all'interno e nei dintorni di Litchfield per provare tutto ciò che offre.

Only a 60-minute drive hour south of Darwin, Litchfield National Park is possibly the Northern Territory's best kept secret.

The park is filled with stunning waterfalls and postcard-perfect waterholes that are surrounded by monsoonal vine forests - all of which offer a cool respite on warm summer days.

A drive through Litchfield is full of contrasts and some of the most enormous termite mounds that you’ll see in the entire Top End. Cabin, camping and caravan sites are located within a short drive of the park gates and provide the perfect base for those wishing to explore Litchfield’s trails and tracks.

A water wonderland

Plunge into crystal clear waterholes beneath the magnificent spring-fed waterfalls. Wangi Falls is probably the best known and most popular attraction within the park. It has the key ingredients of being both accessible and beautiful.

The spectacular Florence Falls cascade into a plunge pool set in a pocket of monsoon forest. It's a little slice of heaven and a refreshing swim.

Soak in the gentle three-tiered pols of Buley Rockhole. A picturesque area shaded by surrounding rainforest and only a short drive from Wangi and Florence. This is a really popular spot with locals and its easy to see why. If you can visit on a weekday you might avoid the crowds and enjoy the magic.

Tolmer Falls is a highlight in the park, but make sure you bring your walking shoes. The 1.6km loop walk follows the creek and you get to see the rushing water before it drops 101 meters into the pool below.

Adventure your way

Take the road less traveled. Surprise Creek Falls is only accessible by 4WD as there are two river crossings along the way. There is a short walk from the carpark through lush monsoon forest which leads you to a deep crystal clear rock pool and small waterfall.

Along the same 4WD track you will find Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek). It's a moderate 3.4km walk so make sure you bring your walking shoes. The falls are generally uncrowded and the plunge pool is shaded for most of the day and makes for a cool and refreshing swim.

Listen to the ancient lands as you set on your own adventure through several walking tracks the park has to offer. Suiting a range of different fitness levels, the walking tracks include the epic 39-km Tabletop Track and its secret waterfalls, to the more serene 3.5km track to picturesque Walker Creek.

Engage your sense of adventure and your 4WD as you head down red dirt roads on your very own 4x4 outback adventure. Be sure to see the extraordinary sandstone relics of The Lost City or gain a new appreciation for our early pioneers at the ruins of Blyth Homestead. There are many options available so sit back and enjoy the ride.

Nature at its best

Take the boardwalk to a ‘graveyard’ of two-metre tall headstones. These are magnetic termite mounds; fascinating feats of insect architecture cleverly oriented with the sun to keep the termites cool in baking conditions.

Keep your eyes peeled for hundreds of species of fauna that inhabit the park. Wallabies, sugar gliders, quolls and flying foxes are all common here, as is the dragon-like water monitor that can often be spotted basking on rocks.

Twitchers should keep their binoculars handy to spot the Yellow Oriole, Figbird, Pacific Koel, Spangled Drongo, Dollarbird and Rainbow Bee-eater that inhabit sheltered areas close to waterfalls.

Cosa da fare e da vedere nel Litchfield

  • Informazioni

    Orari d’apertura

    Open daily, 24 hours. Closure of some attractions within the park are possible during the Tropical Summer, between November and April.

    Costo d’ingresso

    Ingresso gratuito

    Strutture

    • Barbeque
    • Cafe
    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking
    • Interpretive Centre
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet

    Attività

    • Four Wheel Driving
    • Birdwatching
    • Camping
    • Swimming
    • Walks

    Accessibilità

    Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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  • FAQS

    Can Litchfield be done as a day trip?

    Litchfield National Park is an excellent day trip destination from Darwin. There's lots to see and do so it's worth spending a couple of days, or making return visits. You can stay overnight in one of the many accommodation options around Batchelor, or camp in the park.

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    Do I need any passes or permits to visit Litchfield?

    You don't need a permit to enter Litchfield National Park. If you are looking to stay in one of the camping areas you may need to pay a fee on site.

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    How do I get around Litchfield National Park?

    You'll need to drive to get around Litchfield. We recommend hiring a car or taking a tour from Darwin. If you decide to drive yourself, keep in mind that some areas can only be reached by 4WD.

    While you're in the area, Berry Springs is less than an hour's drive away and is a great spot to stop for a picnic.

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    How do I get to Litchfield National Park?

    Litchfield is a comfortable 90 minute drive south from Darwin along a sealed road. You can also base yourself in the nearby town of Batchelor, or drive north along the Stuart Highway from Katherine.

    If you prefer to leave the driving to someone else, there are plenty of tour companies operating out of Darwin with regular trips to Litchfield.

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    How far is Litchfield National Park from Darwin?

    Litchfield National Park is a comfortable 90 minute drive (115 km) from Darwin on a sealed road. Don't forget to stop for a rest and refreshments at the nearby town of Batchelor.

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    What are the major attractions in Litchfield?

    Litchfield is a great place to visit for treks, tours, swimming and sightseeing. Popular attractions include the waterfalls at Wangi, Florence and Tjaynera/Sandy Creek Falls, take a dip at Buley Rockhole, or explore the Lost City by 4WD. Walk around the giant Magnetic Termite Mounds. If you're feeling really adventurous, take a helicopter tour and see the splendour from the air.

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    What should I bring to Litchfield?

    Bring a hat, water, sunscreen and insect repellant. A small first-aid kit can also come in handy.

    The park's swimming holes are fun for the whole family, so you may like to bring swimwear, towels, goggles, and an underwater camera. Make sure to only swim where signs indicate it is safe to do so.

    You can pack a picnic, or buy food in Batchelor and at Wangi Falls. Remember to bring a bag or two for your rubbish as there are no bins within the park.

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    When is the best time to visit Litchfield?

    The best time to experience everything that Litchfield National Park has to offer is May to October - the weather is dry and pleasant and all roads are usually open. Litchfield is generally accessible year-round, and there's nothing like seeing the waterfalls in all their glory from November to April.

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    Where should I go next from Litchfield National Park?

    After Litchfield you can head east to Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land. Head north to Darwin and Berry Springs. Alternatively, head south to Katherine, where you can explore Nitmiluk National Park and Nitmiluk Gorge.

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