Litchfield National Park is located just two and a half hours south of Darwin, right at the northern edge of Australia's top-end. Litchfield is a great location for camping and hiking as there are heaps of trails throughout the national park where you can enjoy a variety of different wildlife. You'll be able to spot goannas, lizards, frogs, and bats while you're out walking - just be careful not to disturb them!
Litchfield National Park is host to a number of stunning waterfalls including Florence Falls, Tjaynera Falls, Wangi Falls, and Tolmer Falls. This pocket of paradise is the perfect holiday destination for exploring nature, walking around scenic paths and river crossings, taking in cultural heritage, or even camping under the stars. Make your top end holiday an unforgettable one with a Litchfield National Park day tour.
Australia's Top End and the Kimberley await with adventures to be had, dreamtime culture to enlighten and glorious nature to explore. Marvel at the termite mounds of Litchfield National Park, see Rock Art and cruise the Yellow Water wetlands in Kakadu, discover Katherine Gorge and the Ord River, soar above the Bungle Bungles, see the Derby Boab Tree for yourself, then finish with a camel ride on stunning Cable Beach.
This epic adventure heads into the heart of the Red Centre starts with 1 night in Adelaide before travelling overnight in Gold Service onboard the mighty Ghan. Enjoy a night in Alice Springs visiting the West MacDonnell Ranges, then see the wonders of Uluru with 3 nights at Yulara including the stunning Sounds of Silence dinner. Re-board the Ghan for another night before finishing with 1 night in Darwin.
Delve into Darwin and the Northern Territory’s epic Top End on this 8 day journey of discovery. From exploration on Tiwi Island, dreamtime legends to an Arnhem Land scenic flight, we have everything covered. We’ll marvel at the termite mounds of Litchfield National Park, see the Aboriginal rock art site of Burrungkuy and cruise the Yellow Water wetlands in Kakadu, take a thrilling Tom Curtain’s Katherine Outback Experience cruise and get a real taste of life at Seafood on Cullen Bay in Darwin.
Litchfield National Park is home to many of Australia's most unique sights. From the many hiking trails to waterfalls and gorges, there is something for every nature-lover.
One of the first things you should do in Litchfield National Park is visit The Lost City which is a series of large sandstone outcrops that remain monuments to an ancient civilisation. The city is spread across the size of a small town. It’s worth spending an afternoon exploring these 500-million-year-old sandstone walls.
If you’re looking for history to explore, take a four-wheel-drive to Blyth Homestead. Established in 1928, this homestead had been recently restored to show what life was like back in the early years of pioneers in this remote area.
If you’re looking for a bit more culture and history, you can explore the old Bamboo Creek Tin Mine. As one of the first tin mines in Australia, this is definitely worth a visit.
You should also spend some time exploring the Magnetic Termite Mounds. These towering structures are made by thousands of small termites as they dig through the earth collecting iron particles from below ground. Take a walk around these two-metre-high impressive mounds!
Get the most out of Litchfield National Park by taking your time exploring this beautiful holiday destination. There is so much to see all within easy reach from Darwin so, make sure not to miss anything on your Litchfield park tour.
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Litchfield National Park covers an area of approximately 1,500 square kilometres. It is a relatively compact size compared to some of the larger national parks in Australia, making it accessible for day trips and shorter visits.
Litchfield National Park is home to a number of walking trail circuits that allow you to explore the park’s diverse landscapes and natural beauty. Popular walking trails include:
Take your time exploring some of these trails to get a feel for what Litchfield National Park is really about.
The best time to visit Litchfield National Park is between May and September. In this dry season, the weather is comfortable, waterfall levels are higher, there are excellent swimming opportunities, active wildlife, and better road accessibility. The wet season (November to April) is characterised by heavy rainfall and potential flooding, which can limit accessibility to some areas.
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