Your Guide to the 6 Best Spots in Litchfield National Park
Litchfield National Park provides visitors with a vast variety of outdoor activities, including swimming, hiking and camping. Here are some of the top attractions:
Take a swim in a natural, fresh water 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 glass wear in the car as glass is not permitted near the water.
Accessibility: 7/10 – good roads, might flood during the wet season.
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.
Accessibility: 7/10 – might flood during the wet season.
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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 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. Wangi Falls is accessible year round, however swimming may not be permitted during the wet season due to the water levels and flooding.
Accessibility: 8/10 – prone to flooding during the wet season.
Read our blog post Breathtaking Beauty: Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park
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 meters 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.
Read more about the Magnetic Termite Mounds in our blog post here.
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. 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.
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 regularly inaccessible during the wet season. However, once you reach there is a 0.4 km walking loop that takes you around the structures.
Litchfield National Park is an escape from your everyday city life. It is filled with wonders, termite mounds and waterfalls as well as natural flora and fauna. Whether you want to come for a one day trip or an overnight adventure, Litchfield is the place to do it as it is the second most popular national park in the Northern Territory. Come and see what all the fuss is about!
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