Litchfield National Park
A spectacular viewing platform to view the water cascading into a deep plunge pool, and walking track to rock pools above the falls.
Tolmer Falls is one of the most spectacular falls in the magnificent Litchfield National Park. It cascades over two high escarpments into one deep plunge pool. Accessed by sealed road, the falls are located near the western boundary of the park, 85 kilometres south of Darwin as the crow flies.
A short walk takes you to a viewing platform at the top of the most spectacular waterfalls in the park. This marks the starting point of the 1.6 kilometre return Tolmer Falls Walk – an easy walk (that is rocky in parts) that takes about 45 minutes. Follow the path through typical Top End sandstone country and along Tolmer Creek and a tributary, past pristine small rock pools. Swimming is not permitted above the falls.
Explorer Frederick Henry Litchfield named the falls after his late father’s colleague in the South Australia Police, Alexander Tolmer.
One of the most spectacular falls, Tolmer Falls cascades over two high escarpments into a distant, deep, plunge pool. The bottom of the Falls is home to several colonies of rare Ghost Bats and Orange Horseshoe Bats. Open year round. No camping is available. Additional Tolmer Falls walk (start at Tolmer Falls lookout), approx 1.6kms return, 45mins duration, level (easy, however rocky in parts) The carpark and toliet with more information.
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— Litchfield National Park