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  • Address: Australia
  • Admission: Free. There is a fee for camping

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Litchfield National Park Tours

With its waterfalls, waterholes, and lush rain forests, Litchfield National Park has no shortage of spectacular scenery. Just a short drive from Darwin, it’s also known for its magnetic termite mounds that tower up to 7 feet (2 meters) tall. These sculptural cairns were built by termites.
 
The Basics
It's possible to take in the highlights of Litchfield National Park on a day trip from Darwin. Most tours include photo opportunities at Wangi Falls and Florence Falls, a visit to the Cathedral and Magnetic Termite Mounds, and chance to swim at the Buley Rockhole. Many day trips also include a crocodile-spotting cruise along the Adelaide River or lunch at Litchfield Café.
 
Devote a couple of days to Litchfield to have more time to hike, spot wildlife, visit the Blyth Homestead museum, and camp out in the rain forest. Multi-day tours from Darwin often include a tour of Top End, including Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land, and Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge).
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There are no entrance fees or permits required to enter the park, although many campsites do charge a fee.
  • Many trails and attractions are only accessible by 4WD.
  • Bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and water.
  • Crocodiles are common throughout the park, so it’s important to only swim in designated areas.
  • Many attractions are wheelchair accessible.
 
How to Get There
Litchfield National Park is in the Northern Territory, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of Darwin. There’s no public transport to Litchfield, so it’s best to join a guided tour unless you have your own transport. By road, the easiest entry point is via Batchelor. In the dry season, access is also possible through Cox Peninsula Road.

When to Get There
It’s possible to visit Litchfield National Park year-round, but the most popular time to visit is during dry season (May to October). Wet season (November to April) offers impressive views, with the waterfalls at their most powerful, but high water levels also mean many 4WD tracks are closed and some attractions are inaccessible.
 
Litchfield National Park Waterfalls and Waterholes
Litchfield has plenty of photo-worthy scenery, but it's the waterfalls—cascading from the Tabletop Range sandstone plateau—which really draw the crowds. Don’t miss Wangi Falls, a large fall and swimming spot; Florence Falls, surrounded by monsoonal forest; and Buley Rockhole, where you can lounge in rock pools as if in a cool Jacuzzi. The hike to Tolmer Falls is full of photo opportunities and wildlife sightings.

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Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin, Darwin, null
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Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin

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Escape from the bustle of city life and spend a full day exploring the waterfalls, rainforest and rock formations in beautiful Litchfield National Park. ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin With Waterfalls And Buley Rockhole, Darwin, Day Trips
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Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin With Waterfalls And Buley Rockhole

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Enjoy a small-group guided tour of the Litchfield National Park, on day tour from Darwin. Visit the incredible Wangi Falls, Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Litchfield National Park Waterfalls Day Trip From Darwin Including Termite Mounds and Lunch, ... 
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Litchfield National Park Waterfalls Day Trip From Darwin Including Termite Mounds and Lunch

A beautiful wilderness exists just an hour out of Darwin offering plenty of activity for adventurous travelers as well as a relaxing escape for those just ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
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Small-Group Litchfield National Park Day Trip from Darwin, Darwin, Day Trips
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Small-Group Litchfield National Park Day Trip from Darwin

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Spend a day in the outback on a small-group tour to Litchfield National Park from Darwin. From giant termite mounds to rugged sandstone escarpments, you’ll see ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Litchfield and Jumping Crocodiles Full Day Trip from Darwin, Darwin, Day Trips
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Litchfield and Jumping Crocodiles Full Day Trip from Darwin

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This day trip combines all the best parts of Litchfield National Park; including Jumping Crocodiles, Waterfalls, Termite Mounds and an amazing sunset ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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3-Day Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land Camping Tour from Darwin, Darwin, Day Trips
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3-Day Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land Camping Tour from Darwin

Uncover natural and spiritual charms in Australia's north. Head into the heart of the Northern Territory’s rugged Top End on a short but sweet three-day ...  Read more

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Duration: 3 days (approx.)

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5-Day 4WD Camping Adventure Including Kakadu, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Parks, ... 
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5-Day 4WD Camping Adventure Including Kakadu, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Parks

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Experience the ultimate Top End Adventure. Swim in the clear rock holes and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, explore Kakadu National Park by small group ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

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3-Day 4WD Small-Group Litchfield and Kakadu Camping Adventure, Darwin, Multi-day Tours
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3-Day 4WD Small-Group Litchfield and Kakadu Camping Adventure

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Experience the rugged beauty of the Australian outback on a three-day 4WD camping safari to Litchfield and Kakadu national parks. Your outback safari takes you ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

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5-Day Tour of Australia's Top End from Darwin, Darwin, Multi-day Tours
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5-Day Tour of Australia's Top End from Darwin

This ultimate 5-day Australian 'Top End' adventure is a must-do for those seeking an indigenous experience. Explore Kakadu National Park by 4x4, swim in the ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

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4-Day Top End Explorer: Kakadu, Litchfield, and Arnhem Land Gems, Darwin, Multi-day Tours
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4-Day Top End Explorer: Kakadu, Litchfield, and Arnhem Land Gems

The ultimate Top End Adventure awaits for those seeking an Indigenous experience. Explore Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks by small group 4 x 4, get up ...  Read more

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