The views certainly don't get any better than from a helicopter. Litchfield Helicopters operate a range of tours, from shorter, more affordable trips to longer, more comprehensive tours. The deluxe option is a 60-minute flight to your own private waterfall for a quick dip. That's a surefire way to blow your work colleagues' holiday stories out of the water.
The Territory bush is beautiful and delicate. This means being environmentally conscious is very important. Indigofera Ecotours are developing an international reputation for both the quality of their tours and their commitment to environmental awareness and sustainability. Experience Litchfield National Park while learning about the essential environmental balance in the park.
It's all in the name – Litchfield Tours do a number of great tours that cover all the essential aspects of the park. Litchfield Tours are famous for their one-day option, which includes a pick up from your Darwin accommodation and a number of important sights – including Wangi and Florence Falls, along with a jumping crocodile cruise, which needs to be seen to be believed.
Ethical Adventures – Litchfield Wanderer
Another tour operator gaining a reputation for outstanding tours with a commitment to sustainable operations is Ethical Adventures. Their Litchfield Wanderer tour takes you through all the must-see areas of Litchfield National Park, while explaining their core message of ethical tourism – both from an environmental standpoint and also culturally.
Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin - AAT Kings
AAT Kings run tours across the Northern Territory, from the Top End to the Red Centre. Although there are a number of day tours to Litchfield National Park which run out of Darwin, few are more action-packed than these pros. AAT Kings have a wide variety of tours throughout the Top End which suit every budget and timeframe.
Do it yourself
Litchfield National Park's excellent location means that it’s just a short drive to and from Darwin or Katherine. If you're on a road trip, we recommend taking your time and spending at least a night in each place you visit.
Whether you're heading back to Litchfield National Park at the end of the day, or continuing on your journey elsewhere, a DIY trip in and around the area is easy.
Berry Springs Nature Reserve
While there are no shortage of swimming spots in Litchfield National Park, Berry Springs should also be on your list. Berry Springs Nature Reserve is under an hour from Litchfield National Park and has a number of pristine waterholes situated in secluded rainforest. Incredibly popular with locals, Berry Springs swimming hole is a great place to cool off or just lie down under the trees and let that stress melt away. Grab yourself some lunch from the Berry Springs kiosk before finding that picturesque picnic spot.
On your way back to Litchfield National Park, pop in to the Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Petting Zoo to see some delicate Aussie wildlife up close. If you're hungry, the Butterfly Restaurant has some great local dishes, along with a number of Indonesian specialties.
Nature's Way is one of the NT's most popular self-drive routes that takes in Litchfield National Park, Kakadu National Park and Katherine Gorge. We suggest a seven-day itinerary to make sure you don't miss out on anything. After heading south from Litchfield National Park, your first stop is Katherine, from where you can explore Katherine Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park. Whether you canoe or cruise through the gorge or sit back and enjoy one of the many other tour options, we recommend getting to Katherine early and staying for at least a couple of nights.
The 3.5-hour drive from Katherine to Jabiru in Kakadu National Park is replete with spectacular scenery that will ensure you never get bored. See the red dirt and rocky outcrops transform into full wetlands, with rainforest quickly surrounding you. Once in Jabiru, check out the Bowali Visitor Centre, before travelling 40 minutes to Ubirr to check out Aboriginal rock art sites and to watch a spectacular sunset over the wetlands.
When you're looking for a place to rest, one of the more popular accommodation options is Cooinda Lodge, next to the world renowned Yellow Water Billabong and near the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Just outside of Jabiru are a number of excellent tour options, including the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise or the Yellow Water Cruise, both of which let you kick back and take in the sights and sounds. Nearby spots to check out include Nourlangie Rock, Maguk, Gunlom Plunge Pool and Jim Jim Falls. After a meal at the Barra Bistro at Cooinda, have a good night's sleep before heading out early the next day for the 2.5-hour drive to Darwin.