Exploring Reynolds Track in Litchfield National Park

Adventure awaits on Reynolds Track. This rugged trail offers a unique opportunity to explore the park’s natural beauty and diverse landscapes. Reynolds Track is also a fantastic balance of nature and 4WD fun, which isn’t that common. It is a fantastic introduction to Litchfield National Park.

Join us as we detail our day trip to Reynolds Track! We break down how to get there, the top attractions to visit, and where to stay nearby.

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Reynolds Track by @reel_life_travels on IG

History of Litchfield National Park

The Kungarakan, Marranunggu, Werat and Warray people carry the knowledge of the Spiritual Ancestors who shaped the landscape. The Northern Territory Government acquired the Tabletop Range and some of its surrounding lowlands in 1985 to create the Litchfield National Park (named after Frederick Henry Litchfield – a member of the 1864 Finniss Expedition surveying northern Australia). The rugged ranges made life challenging for early miners, loggers and graziers, but now these natural features are what attract nature lovers and 4WD enthusiasts to the national park.

All this information was found on the signage at the start of the Reynolds Track provided by the Northern Territory Government.

Reynolds Track Essentials

How do you get there? The entry to the Reynolds track is at the southern edge of Litchfield National Park, 36km from Daly River.

When is the best time to visit? The Reynolds Track is usually open to well-equipped 4WDs in the dry season, between May and September. The creeks you cross include Surprise Creek, Mistake Creek, Reynolds River, and Sandy Creek (Tjaynera Falls). Be prepared, as some sections can be sandy and boggy. Be sure to take plenty of water and be crocwise.

What will you see? The dynamic landscape variances along the Reynolds Track are incredible. One minute, you’re driving through dense woodland, and the next, you’re out on an open floodplain scattered with tall Termite Mounds, then back into woodland. The creek crossings make for an exciting experience, and in the dry season, they are quite manageable.


Picture of a pathway surrounded by plants and trees
Shady Creek Walk by @reel_life_travels on IG

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What to See and Do on Reynolds Track

Picture of trees with towering sandstones of The Lost City
The Lost City by @reel_life_travels on IG

The Lost City

Our day trip took us to only a few spots. We exited the Reynolds Track and headed to The Lost City first, as the name intrigued us.

The Lost City is an area filled with fascinating sandstone formations, remnants of a continuous sandstone layer that capped today’s Tabletop Range. The rock exists in ‘towers’ in that area because it is more resistant to weathering and erosion than the original sandstone layer. The rest of this layer has ended up as sediment in the ocean. The signage installed by the Northern Territory Government throughout the trail at The Lost City is very good at explaining these unique geological structures.


Florence Falls

After The Lost City, we drove further for a swim at the popular Florence Falls. Florence Falls is a must-see for anyone visiting Litchfield National Park. It does not disappoint. We went down the stairs from the day-use area to the falls for our swim. Then we meandered along the Shady Creek Walk (2km walk), which takes you back to the day-use area. The Shady Creek Walk, nestled in the forest along a small creek, with ‘cobblestone’ type pathways and little bridges here and there, gives you a great perspective on the surroundings, giving you a deeper appreciation for Florence Falls.


Side view picture of Florence Falls
Florence Falls by @reel_life_travels on IG
Picture of Reynolds Track
Reynolds Track by @reel_life_travels on IG

A Memorable Adventure

After Florence Falls, we headed south along the Reynolds Track and back to the caravan. We really enjoyed going along that track twice (and it was quicker to head back to Lee and Jenny’s Bushcamp on the Daly River, where we were staying), but you could exit the park from one of the northern exits, too.

Our day of exploring the Reynolds Track and Litchfield National Park was very special and memorable. We’d go back in a heartbeat and highly recommend others to do the same.


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Cover photo by @reel_life_travels on IG.