Litchfield National Park NT
Jan - Dec
$192 per adult
$173 per concession (Aust. or NZ Senior or Pension Card holder)
$ 96 per child (2 – 15 yrs inclusive)
Departure Days: Daily (Apr – Nov) Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun (Dec – Mar)
Departure Time: 7:25am
Return Time: 6:00pm
Fitness Requirements: Good level of fitness is required to complete the walk to Florence Falls Plunge Pool
What to bring: water bottle, hat, sunscreen and camera.
Recommendations: Comfortable walking shoes, swimmers and try the delicious mango cheese cake at lunch!
Litchfield National Park contains several types of typical Top End habitats including lush monsoon forests, termite mounds, unusual rock formations, waterfalls and cascades. The park encloses much of the spectacular Tabletop Range, which is a wide sandstone plateau mostly surrounded by cliffs. During the green season four major waterfalls thunder from the cliffs to tropical rock pools many metres below. During the dry season, the waterfalls flow more gently, making the waterholes the perfect spot for a cool dip. The Park’s traditional owners are the Wagait Aboriginal people, many of whom live in the area.
We follow the Stuart Highway via the township of Batchelor to Litchfield National Park where we will visit the main falls. First stop is Florence Falls, where you have the opportunity for a scenic and interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walk. There is also the chance for a swim by making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below. Travel on to Tolmer Falls for a magnificent view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole at the base of the falls. Finally we visit Wangi Falls, with its large crystal clear pool, another relaxing spot for a swim. On the way back to Darwin we make a stop in at Howard Spring Nature Park, where you will have the chance to feed the Barramundi & Turtles. A great day for taking many fascinating photos, including the amazing stand of termite mounds. Lunch is included today. L