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6 Best Things to Do in Litchfield National Park

Narrowing down the top things to do in Litchfield National Park is a challenge, as you’ll find a wide variety of outdoor activities. You can add swimming, hiking and camping to your list, or explore some of its natural wonders. Ready for your next adventure? These are some of the top attractions.

small waterfall on a cold day at buley rockhole at litchfield national park in the northern territory
IG @jandk_aussie_travel view of Buley

Buley Rockhole

One of the best things to do in Litchfield National Park, Buley Rockhole is a must-see. What makes it so special? You can take a swim in a natural freshwater swimming pool at Buley Rockhole. With multiple waterfalls and swimming holes, it is easy to find an unoccupied area for your party. To get to this gorgeous location, drive 2 km on Buley Florence which is a road of Litchfield Park Road. Then take a left on to Buley Rockhole toward the car park. Keep all glassware in the car, as glass is not permitted near the water.

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Florence Falls

Another top thing to do in Litchfield National Park, Florence Falls is the perfect place to cool down on a hot day. Florence Falls is a short walk from the car park. Interested in camping at the falls? Separate camping grounds are available for 2WD and 4WD and are only a short 2 km drive from the actual falls. This location is further up the road from Buley Rockhole. Rather than taking a left onto Buley Rockhole, continue onto Florence Falls Road to reach your destination. 

Best Florence Falls Tours:

Read More: Florence Falls: Litchy’s Hidden Oasis of Tranquility

Aerial shot of Florence Falls flowing at Litchfield National Park
IG @alikhanphotos view of Florence Falls

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wangi falls at litchfield national park on a cloudy day with no swimmers
IG @around_the_corner_adventures perfectly capturing Wangi

Wangi Falls

Wangi Falls is another serene location that is open for tourists and visitors to swim, picnic and relax. Wangi Falls also has a campground for visitors to stay at. A reservation is required if you are interested in camping. The Wangi Falls cafe is located in the same area and has coffee and a couple of food options. To get to the car park it is a short 1.6km drive that is accessible by all vehicles. Accessible year-round, this waterfall is a top thing to do in Litchfield National Park for all types of travellers. However, swimming may not be permitted during the wet season due to the water levels and flooding.

Best Wangi Falls Tours:

Read More: Breathtaking Beauty: Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park

 

Termite Mounds

The Magnetic Termite Mounds are a collection of termite mounds that share a similar rectangular shape to one another, with the two shorter sides pointing north and south. These fascinating mounds were created by termites as a ventilation and a residential system. They are made out of sand and termite feces/saliva, and some are around 3 metres tall! The termite mounds are accessible year round and by any kind of vehicle. To reach the mounds, drive a short 230 metres off Litchfield Park road, where there is free car parking.

Best Termite Mounds Tours:

Read More: Magnetic Termite Mounds: Nature’s Architectural Marvels

Man looking up, touching a magnetic termite mound in Litchfield National Park, Litchy
IG @ifnotnow_ds up close and personal with a magnetic termite mound
young blond woman sitting in a small waterfall in litchfield national park in the northern territory
IG @maddiveitch at the Upper Cascades in Litchy

Cascades

The Cascades is wide lava rock with a water flow that creates swimming pools. It is divided into the Upper and Lower Cascades. The Upper Cascades are perfect for lounging around as they are known as a natural spa, whereas the Lower Cascades are more suitable for swimming since the rock pools are deeper and include waterfalls. It’s one of the top things to do in Litchfield National Park if you’re looking for a bit of adventure. The Cascades are only accessible through 2WD and are a 1.7 km walk from the car park. The Lower Cascades are inaccessible during the wet season. However, the Upper Cascades are open year-round. 

Best Cascades Tours:

Read More: Litchfield National Park’s Best-Kept Secret: The Spectacular Cascades

The Lost City

The Lost City is a unique collection of sandstone structures that appear man-made. The Lost City is a great attraction for taking pictures. The road to access The Lost City is 10 km long and only accessible through 4WD. It is a difficult drive and is regularly inaccessible during the wet season.  However, once you reach it, there is a 0.4 km walking loop that takes you around the structures. 

Top Lost City Tours:

Read More: The Lost City – A Litchfield National Park Guide

 

IG @shore_ventures discovering the wonders of the Lost City

Litchfield National Park is filled with wonders, termite mounds and waterfalls as well as natural flora and fauna. It’s the second most popular national park in the Northern Territory for a reason. Come and see what all the fuss is about!  

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