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.