This one’s a real big hitter. Whether you’ve lived in Darwin your whole life or are just visiting for a week, there’s no denying a quick dash down to Litchfield is a seriously good weekend.
Silhouettes of its signature termite mounds are splayed across tourism brochures and guidebooks worldwide, but there’s plenty more to see.
Immerse yourself in the park for a time and you’ll be amazed at the ancient tree-scapes, smouldering brushfires and hidden jungle-bound streams. Seriously, it’s hard to believe this place is just an hour out of town.
If you’re making a weekend of it, you’ll want to scope out Wangi Falls for a couple of happy snaps and a refreshing dip. Our tip? Make the time to venture out to the Lost City to score some pics of the clusters of weathered sandstone.
STUFF TO DO
4WDING: Check out the 4WD only camping areas at Tjaynera Falls, Surprise Creek Falls and Florence Falls. The Reynalds Track offers bumpy, muddy access through the park from Daly River, to the south.
FISHING is allowed in the park’s rivers, billabongs and waterfalls, but nets, traps and firearms are all no-nos.
SWIMMING is allowed in the park, but only in marked areas.
LOCATION: 120km southeast of Darwin, access is via Batchelor and the road is fully sealed. Alternative access is possible via the partially sealed Cox Peninsula Road during the dry season, or the Reynalds Track from Daly River.
CAMPING is available at Wangi Falls, Florence Falls, Tjaynera Falls and Surprise Creek Falls. Toilets, picnic tables and barbeques are available and camping fees of $6.60 per adult per night and $3.30 per child per night apply.
FUEL is available in Darwin, Palmerston and Batchelor.
MORE INFO is available at www.nt.gov.au