Wangi Falls is the most well-known landmark located within Litchfield National Park.
Litchfield National Park is well renowned for its picturesque scenery, and National Park’s accessibility. Wangi Falls can be accessed via a sealed road, located close by to the Western Boundary of the National Park, approximately 150km from Darwin.
The surrounds of Wangi Falls provide stunning manicured lawns in the picnic area which visitors can enjoy whilst watching the two falls cascade over the rocks, into the large plunge pool below. If the weather permits, refresh yourself in the pool, surrounded by lushes’ native rainforest.
There are several walking tracks in the surrounding area, including a three-kilometre track which takes you up over the falls and back to the car park. Currents in the pool can become rather strong, which makes swimming difficult, especially throughout the months of October-March.
Wangi Falls certainly offer picturesque photo opportunities 365 days of the year, and a visit to the falls is highly recommended.
Wangi Falls may be the most revered site in all of Litchfield, but it’s one among many unforgettable experiences that make this park one of Australia’s most beguiling – let’s take a look at some of those experiences below…
The Lost City
In a far flung region of Litchfield sits one of the most bizarre and impressive sites you are likely to see in all of Australia: the Lost City. This incredible series of oddly-shaped rock formations make up the size of a small town, meaning you will want plenty of time to explore it and its otherworldly features! Just be sure to hop aboard a 4WD trek out there – it’s not suitable to try to walk to the amazing Lost City!
Go for a refreshing dip
Litchfield National Park is a watery paradise, with endless swimming options available for people looking for a soak after some serious park hiking. From Florence Falls to the Buley Rockhole, and of course Wangi when the water levels are right, Litchfield is the perfect combination of stunning walking tracks leading to picturesque waterholes!
Our pick of the bunch, though, has to be Buley Rockhole: a three-tiered series of pools that are surrounded by lush rainforests.
It’s perfect for animal lovers
Litchfield National Park is pristine, untouched and the perfect refuge for Aussie animals looking to live away from the threat of human interference. It makes for the perfect place for animal spotting, with plenty of species living in the park including wallabies, flying foxes, sugar gliders, quolls and all kinds of scaly reptiles!
The park is also home to one of Australia’s most fearsome predators, the saltwater crocodile, but the aforementioned waterholes are considered generally safe for tourists to have a refreshing soak in – just be sure to stick to the designated swimming regions!
See it all from a scenic helicopter ride
Litchfield is easily one of Australia’s most impressive natural landscapes, and so one of the best ways to experience it is via an incredible scenic helicopter flight! These flights take you above and across the mesmerising terrain, taking in some of its most awe-inspiring beauty in the process…