Florence Falls, Litchfield NP. Pic: Shaana McNaught/

Famous for its signature monolithic termite mounds, Triassic flora, ritual grassfires and hidden oases, Litchfield National Park is the real deal.

A bona fide Top End treasure, this park is barely an hour out of Darwin, and is a must-see destination for visitors to the Territory.

Sightseers can visit the famous Wangi Falls and cool off with a refreshing dip in the marked swimming areas.

There’s plenty of varied terrain within the park as well as a number of challenging 4WD tracks that should be checked off.

Take the time to venture out to the clusters of weathered sandstone pillars at the Lost City to take some memorable holiday snapshots.


4WDING: A number of offroad tracks open up sections of the park unavailable to other visitors, including the 4WD only camping areas at Tjaynera Falls, Surprise Creek Falls and Florence Falls.

The Reynalds Track offers 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 not allowed.

SWIMMING is allowed in the park, but only 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.

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