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Litchfield National Park

Bring a camera to capture the streaming waterfalls, unique rock formations and clear swimming holes of this dynamic landscape in Australia’s Top End.

Litchfield National Park is where you will find Northern Territory’s stunning natural environment at its best. Walk through rainforest trails, visit intriguing rock formations and cool off with a swim beneath dramatic waterfalls. 

Established in 1986, Litchfield National Park covers 1,500 square kilometres (579 square miles) and was named after 19th-century pioneer Frederick Litchfield. Before you plan your trip, stop by the Litchfield Tourism Precinct in the park’s north, where you can find information, food and campgrounds. 

Litchfield National Park’s picturesque waterfalls are its top attraction. Stop by Tolmer Falls and watch water plunging from the tabletop plateau into the deep pool below. Explore the surrounding terrain on the Tolmer Falls walk, which is suitable for beginners.

Wangi Falls is one of the most popular attractions in the park and is particularly spectacular in the wet season. Note that the swimming hole here may be closed for swimming due to crocodiles. If you are going to Florence Falls, make sure to pack your camera. This spectacular cascade can be viewed from a number of different lookouts. 

Explore the Buley Rockhole trail, which takes you through a fragrant rainforest and past a number of isolated swimming areas. Find a shady area at the Tabletop Swamp and settle down with a picnic as you spot native birds on the water. 

Rent a four-wheel drive and head to the Lost City, a naturally occurring rock formation that resembles the ruins of an ancient civilisation. Drive to nearby Blyth Homestead, which was abandoned in the 1960s, for a glimpse into the tough life of Australia’s pioneers.

Take a stroll past the field of Magnetic Termite Mounds. Admire these enormous wedge-shaped formations, which were all built facing a north–south direction.

Litchfield National Park is located 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of Darwin, just west of the town of Batchelor. Get there on a tour bus and take a guided trip through the park. Otherwise, explore at your own pace by four-wheel drive. Note that certain areas may not be accessible in the wet season, from November to April. Check flood warning levels before travelling.

Litchfield National Park Hotels

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Batchelor Holiday Park

Batchelor Holiday Park

37 Rum Jungle Road, Batchelor, NT
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.1 out of 5 (10 reviews)

    Situated in Batchelor, this campground is within a 10-minute walk of Karlstein Castle and Bicentennial Park. Coomalie Cultural Centre is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) ...

    Batchelor Holiday ParkAU$75

    24 Jul - 25 Jul

    Batchelor Holiday ParkAU$75
    Litchfield Tourist Park - Campground

    Litchfield Tourist Park - Campground

    2916 Litchfield Park Rd, Finniss Valley, Rum Jungle, NT
      2.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.4 out of 5 (91 reviews)

      Situated in Rum Jungle, this campground is within 9 mi (15 km) of Karlstein Castle, Bicentennial Park, and Coomalie Cultural Centre. Adelaide River Railway Museum ...

      Litchfield Tourist Park - CampgroundAU$154

      20 Jul - 21 Jul

      Litchfield Tourist Park - CampgroundAU$154
      Litchfield Motel

      Litchfield Motel

      49 Rum Jungle Road, Batchelor, NT
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        3.9 out of 5 (126 reviews)

        Situated in the historical district, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Karlstein Castle, Bicentennial Park, and Coomalie Cultural Centre. Adelaide River ...

        Litchfield MotelAU$170

        31 Jul - 1 Aug

        Litchfield MotelAU$170
        Batchelor Butterfly Farm

        Batchelor Butterfly Farm

        8 Meneling Road, Batchelor, NT
          3.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.1 out of 5 (62 reviews)

          Situated in Batchelor, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Karlstein Castle and Bicentennial Park. Coomalie Cultural Centre is 0.6 mi (1 km) away.

          Batchelor Butterfly FarmAU$180

          20 Jul - 21 Jul

          Batchelor Butterfly FarmAU$180
          Mount Bundy Station

          Mount Bundy Station

          315 Haynes Road, Adelaide River, NT
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.3 out of 5 (22 reviews)

            Situated on the riverwalk, this resort is in the same region as Litchfield National Park.

            Mount Bundy StationAU$120

            8 Aug - 9 Aug

            Mount Bundy StationAU$120
            Lake Bennett Resort

            Lake Bennett Resort

            Chinner Road, Lake Bennett, NT
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.0 out of 5 (58 reviews)

              Situated in Lake Bennett, this golf motel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Coomalie Cultural Centre, Bicentennial Park, and Karlstein Castle. Adelaide River Railway ...