Litchfield National Park is one of the most stunning destinations in the Northern Territory.

Known for its incredible landscapes, Litchfield National Park is a gorgeous destination to explore. The drive from Darwin only takes around an hour and fifteen minutes, making it perfect for a day trip!

What to see at Litchfield National Park


Litchfield National Park waterfalls

There are many gorgeous waterfalls to explore in Litchfield National Park. Some of the waterfalls are best observed, while others are great for swimming.

One of the most popular waterfalls in the national park is Tolmer Falls. This is one of the tallest waterfalls in the park, cascading about 35 metres to the water below.

Another well-known waterfall is Wangi Falls. This waterfall cascades into a swimming area, perfect for cooling off from the tropical heat!

Plunge pools

There are many crystal clear pools located in the national park, but be sure to pay attention to the swimming signs.

There is a gorgeous area called Buley Rockhole, where visitors and locals love to go to cool off and go for a swim. There is a deeper plunge pool to swim in, or you can lay out in the shallow area of the pool. Don’t forget your bathers, you won’t want to miss out!

Magnetic Termite Mounds

Magnetic Termite Mounds

The Magnetic Termite Mounds are found in the heart of Litchfield National Park. If you haven’t seen termite mounds before, be prepared to be amazed. These towering formations are a fascinating sight to take in, jutting up amongst the trees and dotting the forest landscape.

Tours to Litchfield National Park

Leave it to the experts to show you the highlights of Litchfield National Park!

This One Day Litchfield Tour is a great way to explore the national park. The day begins as we depart from Darwin and make our way to the Adelaide River. We will take a leisurely cruise and learn about the famous Jumping Crocs!

After the cruise, we arrive at the national park and explore the gorgeous landscape. We will first stop to see the fascinating Magnetic Termite Mounds. Then, we take a dip in either the Buley Rockhole or Wangi Falls. We will then view the impressive Tolmer Falls or Florence Falls as they cascade from the towering cliffs. There’s no better way to spend the day than being surrounded by waterfalls and nature!

Buley Rock Hole

If you have more than one day for an adventure, spend three days exploring both Litchfield National Park and Kakadu National Park! You can join a tour during the dry season or during the wet season, with slightly different itineraries to accommodate the weather.

The three-day tour will be spent adventuring around the Northern Territory. The first day is spent in Kakadu National Park and includes a wildlife spotting cruise and historic rock art viewing. The second day is spent hiking and swimming, enjoying the beauty of our natural surroundings. On the final day, we will visit Litchfield National Park for some swimming and sightseeing.
The Northern Territory is full of incredible landscapes and scenery, so get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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