Welcome to Litchfield National Park

The only downside is that, given its proximity to and ease of access from Darwin, it's often busy, and the only road through the park can be full of tour buses. Even so, it remains a beautiful place and certainly one of the best spots in the Top End for bushwalking, camping and especially swimming.

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Litchfield National Park activities

$65.31 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Litchfield National Park Day Trip from Darwin

After an early start from Darwin, relax on the 90-minute journey to the stunning rock formations and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park. Following the Stuart Highway, you’ll pass a low-lying landscape of palms and red desert bushland.Just before entering Litchfield National Park, take a guided tour to see the massive Magnetic and Cathedral termite mounds soaring 20 feet (6 meters) into the air. These amazing insect habitats are made up of intricate arches, tunnels and chimneys, which can be easily viewed from a series of nearby boardwalks.Continuing into Litchfield National Park, you’ll explore the park’s streams and sandstone escarpments, and enjoy a swim in Florence and Wangi waterfalls (seasonal) and enjoy a barbecue lunch. Then watch waterfalls cascade into Buley Rockhole, a series of falls and holes offering ideal spots to swim and relax, before returning to Darwin in the early evening.

$101.70 Day Trips & Excursions

Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin

After morning pickup from your Darwin hotel, travel by air-conditioned coach about 60 miles (100km) southwest to Litchfield National Park, taking in the scenery along the way. As you near the park, note the numerous waterfalls that cascade from a spectacular sandstone plateau called the Tabletop Range.Your first stop is to see the magnetic and cathedral termite mounds that rise like pillars from the ground. Your guide will explain the different types of termites and point out which termite mounds are which.Next stop is to Florence Falls where you come to a 135-step stairway that descends to the fantastic natural swimming hole surrounded by monsoon forest. After spending some time swimming and taking in the beauty of Florence Falls. At midday, stop for a cold buffet lunch at the Litchfield Cafe and try some of their world-famous cheesecake.After lunch return to your coach for a short drive to Wangi Falls. The falls flow year-round, pouring into a giant swimming hole flanked by rainforest. In the drier months, the pools are great for a swim. During the wet season, the currents can be too strong for safe swimming.In the late afternoon continue to Tolmer Falls for great views of this stunning waterfall that cascades into a deep rock pool.Next your tour will head out of Litchfiled National Park and back to Darwin. On the drive home your guide will talk about the traditional owners of this land, who are the Wagait Aboriginal people, many of whom live in the area.

$131.93 Day Trips & Excursions

Litchfield and Jumping Crocodiles Full Day Trip from Darwin

Departing Darwin, you will head south east along the Arnhem Highway towards the Adelaide River where your tour group will join a private Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Have your camera at the ready as these enormous creatures launch themselves out of the water. Continue to Litchfield National Park where you will have time for swimming and sightseeing at various swimming holes throughout the park; including Florence Falls, Wangi Falls or Buley Rockhole. Conditions on the day will determine which location will be best for the group. You will also be provided with a picnic lunch to enjoy with your fellow travelers.Before your day comes to an end, complete your adventure with prawns and sparkling wine at the unforgettable Fannie Bay and Mindil Beach sunset.

$474.95 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day 4WD Small-Group Litchfield and Kakadu Camping Adventure

Day 1: Darwin - Litchfield National Park - Kakadu (L, D)Starting from your Darwin accommodation at approx. 7am you will journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls and enjoy a picnic lunch. Continue along Marrakai Road before joining the Old Jim Jim Road deep into Kakadu National Park. Traveling past billabongs and traversing water crossings bringing ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at camp with comfortable permanent tents at Cooinda and spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing. Overnight: camping accommodation at CooindaDay 2: Kakadu - Yellow Water Cruise, Nourlangie and Ubirr Art sites - Kakadu  (B, L, D)A highlight at Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise is Aboriginal owned and showcases the spectacular billabong system home to some remarkable and diverse wildlife. Spotting crocodiles is one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system. Departing camp, travel to nearby Nourlangie Rock where you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. After lunch visit the Bowali Visitor Centre. See the audio-visual presentations and Marrawuddi Gallery showcasing Aboriginal art by artists from within Kakadu and the wider region. later in the afternoon arrive at a significant Aboriginal art site of Ubirr, located within the East Alligator region of the park. Here you will view a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art which will be interpreted by your guide. Learn the story of the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond. It’s time to find a quiet spot to watch the sunset over the Kakadu escarpment before making heading to our private and permanent campsite for the night. Overnight: camping accommodation in KakaduDay 3: Kakadu National Park – Darwin (B, L)Today the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. Departing early, travel to Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Explore Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by 4-wheel drive track, a boat shuttle service and a rocky walking track and boardwalk. Once there relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. There’s more 4-wheel driving as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool which are surrounded by 150-metre cliffs. Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before heading back to Darwin and your accommodation.Please note: Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, Operational logistics and accessibility. Waterfalls may be closed by park authorities due to water levels.

$105.54 Day Trips & Excursions

Litchfield Day Tour from Darwin: Waterfalls and Buley Rockhole

After your hotel pickup from your Darwin accommodation, travel south along the Stuart Highway towards Litchfield National Park.Upon arrival we will make a brief stop to see the magnificent Cathedral and Magnetic Termite Mounds. Here you’ll learn about their unique role in our Tropical Eco-system.Then on for a stop at  Florence Falls. Florence Falls is a spectacular full flowing waterfall where you’ll have the opportunity to swim in the fresh natural waters.After taking time at Florence, we travel towards Buley Rockhole, a cascading flow of waterfalls, for a dip and swim. We will enjoy a freshly prepared picnic lunch at magnificent twin waterfalls of Wangi Falls. Here, you’ll be guided on a Bush walk and weather permitting, you’ll get a chance to swim in the luxurious waters, of the adjacent rock pool.At approximately 3pm you’ll depart the Park for the Adelaide River, where you will meet up with your Crocodile Cruise Skipper, for the Private Group Croc Spotting Experience.Your day is approximately 12 hours return.

$930.53 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Kakadu National Park, Katherine and Litchfield National Park Camping Tour from Darwin

Day 1: Litchfield & Mary River (L,D)Leaving Darwin, journey south to the beautiful Litchfield National Park where you visit waterfalls that flow all year round. Explore Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and Buley Rockholes. Enjoy a picnic lunch, stroll through steamy rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield's picture perfect swimming holes. Finish the day in the spectacular Mary River Wetlands where the exotic birds are not the only wildlife to see. Enjoy an outback Aussie pub meal before climbing into your bed for a well-earned rest at the Mary River region camping spot. Day 2: Kakadu National Park (B,L,D) Today head to Kakadu National Park where you will discover ancient First Peoples rock art at Ubirr. Here your guide will lead an interpretive cultural walk through the different rock art galleries before climbing to the top of a rocky lookout for fabulous views over the Nardab floodplain. Next head to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) where a hike is rewarded with a reviving swim in the in the beautiful clear plunge pools. Tonight relax poolside and enjoy a group dinner at the Bistro at our Jabiru campground. Day 3: Kakadu - Katherine (B,L,D) This morning you have the option of a scenic flight over Kakadu (price from AU$150 pp) the sheer size of Kakadu means the only way to truly appreciate it is from the sky. Then spend time exploring Kakadu’s other major Aboriginal rock art site Nourlangie or Burrungi as it is known to its local traditional owners. Here your guide will give you a snapshot of how the local First Peoples have lived in an area with 20 000 years of documented occupation which is reflected in some of the rock art. After lunch head south stopping to visit the historic gold-mining centre of Pine Creek before traveling further on to Katherine and settling in for the night at the private campsite on the doorstep of Nitmuluk National Park. Fall asleep listening to the chatter of the outback night.  Day 4: Katherine Gorge - Darwin (B,L) Depending on the season, this morning embark on a cruise along the inky waters of Katherine Gorge or take the chance to head out by canoe between red rock walls up to 70-meters high (both activities are optional at own expense). Formed by the Katherine River flowing from Arnhem Land to the Timor Sea, this 23 million-year-old natural marvel is one of the Top End’s true wonders. After lunch experience a truly authentic Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultural experience. This interpretive display will not only teach you about local culture of the First Peoples but will also provide hands on experiences including fire making, boomerang and spear throwing and the chance to try painting your own First Peoples artwork to take home as a unique souvenir. Hit the open road and head back to Darwin to enjoy a night on the town toasting your adventure with new friends.

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