Welcome to Batchelor
The little town of Batchelor was once so sleepy the government gave blocks of land away for a time to encourage settlement. That was before uranium was discovered and the nearby Rum Jungle mine developed (it closed in 1971 after operating for almost 20 years). These days, Batchelor is an important gateway and service centre for neighbouring Litchfield National Park
Top experiences in Batchelor
Litchfield National Park Waterfalls Day Trip From Darwin Including Termite Mounds and Lunch
Pickups from Darwin based accommodation start at 7am before the group begins the journey out of Darwin. Your first stop is Charles Darwin National Park where you can enjoy a great view of Darwin's sun rise as you look back over the city. You’ll learn all about the city’s history and visit the old ammunition storage bunkers used in World War II. Continue driving south passing through Batchelor, an old uranium mining town, before arriving in Litchfield National Park. Stop at the intriguing Magnetic and Cathedral termite mounds; you’ll be able to see how the Magnetic termites align their mound with the magnetic north and observe the Cathedral termites known for building the largest mounds in the world. Then, put on your swimmers and head to the beautiful Florence Falls as well as Buley Rockhole for a refreshing swim and some lunch. Your final stop is Wangi Falls for one last swim before making the journey back to Darwin.