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Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park (Australia)

Practical information on Litchfield National Park

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Countryside
  • River
  • Lake
  • Waterfall
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
One hour away from Darwin by car.
When to go
During the dry season (April to November)
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Litchfield National Park

Timothée D. Seasoned Traveller
271 written opinions

Located about a hundred kilometres north of Darwin, Litchfield National Park is a superb natural reserve with magnificent waterfalls and lush vegetation.

My suggestion:
Just like in the rest of Australia's Northern Territory, come during the dry season from April to November.
My review

I have been well and truly seduced by this place, with its magnificent waterfalls, its tropical vegetation, its clear waters and its remarkable fauna and flora. However, for those who don't have much time in the region, I would recommend focusing their time on the Kakadu National Park, which is more impressive in my opinion.

For others who decide to stay longer in this far north region of Australia , Litchfield National Park is unmissable. Just as with all other areas in the region, look carefully at the signs before going for a dip in the water. If not, you run the risk of finding yourself face-to-face with a crocodile that won't necessarily be friendly!

Alicia Munoz Seasoned Traveller
87 written opinions

Situated in the Northern Territory, 100 km to the south of Darwin, Litchfield National Park is a magnificent park comprising numerous waterfalls, rainforests, magnetic termite mounds and Aboriginal sites.

My suggestion:
The park is spectacular all year round, but for the most part the trails accessible in a 4x4 are closed during the wet season. Be careful if you have to drive after heavy rains.
My review

Built by termites, large mounds follow one after the other forming a kind of natural cemetery and an astonishing kingdom of infinitesimally small arches, tunnels and chimneys... The highest termite mound, comparable to menhirs, exceeds 2 metres. These mounds are aligned north to south to minimise exposure to the sun. I recommend the "Magnetic Termite Mounds Boardwalk" to immerse yourself in this unique landscape.

FlorenceFalls is my favourite waterfall in the park. You can swim in the natural pool (no crocodiles!) or enjoy the view of the waterfall from a lookout at the top.

If you do not feel like driving, there are organised day trips from Darwin. For a richer experience choose a tour of the indigenous community, where you will have access to private lands. You will discover the fascinating history of pioneers and the rich Aboriginal traditions. On the Menu for lunch: barramundi, crocodile and kangaroo Typical!

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