1 - 5 days
Darwin to Darwin
Best in Dry Season June - September
Only 1.5 hours from Darwin, Litchfield National Park is the perfect day trip, weekend or week-long adventure from the Northern Territory capital. So get the best Darwin car hire deal with Gecko and get exploring!
The park is home to a number of awesome waterfalls and natural plunge pools, often the two together. There’s plenty of worthwhile bush walks and front row seats to enjoy a cold beer, with good company, watching the sun set on outback Australia.
This trip begins at Wangi Falls, arguably the most popular place in Litchfield National Park (and for good reason). It’s a beautiful swimming hole along Wangi Creek with a segmented waterfall showering down into it. Relax and swim surrounded by cliffs and greenery. There’s a campground nearby with great facilities, so you can spend a night or two and really soak up this marvellous outback gem.
A short drive from Wangi takes you to another waterfall, powerful and full of energy, Tolmer Falls. Take the Tolmer Falls Walking trail past small rock pools and sandy red Northern Territory country to this special spot.
The falls flow over two high rock escarpments into a plunge pool below. There’s a viewing deck that gives you a cracking view of the place where you can snap a photo or two.
Time to kick the feet up and relax in these natural cascading rock pools. Find your own spot to float about and chill out. This is a perfect spot to set up camp and explore the nearby walking trails including Florence Falls.
You can take a short walk from Buley Rockhole to another beauty of a waterfall and plunge pool, Florence Falls, which is worth checking out if you have the time. Get out of the heat and take a dip in the refreshing water and bask on the surrounding rocks as you round out a great trip to Litchfield National Park.
If you love waterfalls and swimming holes, Litchfield National Park is going to be a place you cannot miss. There is great accessibility throughout the park, particularly in the dry season, with plenty of roads and walking trails. Happy travels!
This trip is in partnership with @traveltracksaus.