Litchfield National Park
Feel yourself unwind as you float in lush waterholes with misty waterfalls nestled among dramatic landscapes.
Only a 60-minute drive south of Darwin, Litchfield National Park is possibly the Northern Territory’s best kept secret.
The park is filled with stunning waterfalls and waterholes that are surrounded by monsoonal vine forests – all of which offer a cool respite on warm summer days.
A drive through Litchfield is full of contrasts and some of the most enormous termite mounds in the Top End. Cabin, camping and caravan sites are within a short drive of the park gates.
Things to see & do in Litchfield
- Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
- Coach Parking
- Family Friendly
- Food and Refreshments
- Interpretive Centre
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Four Wheel Driving
- Scenic Drives
Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
- COVID Safe
Can Litchfield be done as a day trip?
Do I need any passes or permits to visit Litchfield?
You don’t need a permit to enter Litchfield National Park. If you’re looking to stay in one of the camping areas, you may need to pay a fee on site.
How do I get around Litchfield National Park?
While you’re in the area, Berry Springs is less than an hour’s drive away and is a great spot to stop for a picnic.
How do I get to Litchfield National Park?
Litchfield is a comfortable 90 minute drive south from Darwin along a sealed road. You can also base yourself in the nearby town of Batchelor, or drive north along the Stuart Highway from Katherine.
If you’d prefer to leave the driving to someone else, there are plenty of tour companies operating out of Darwin with regular trips to Litchfield.
How far is Litchfield National Park from Darwin?
Litchfield National Park is a comfortable 90 minute drive (115km) from Darwin on a sealed road. Don’t forget to stop for a rest and refreshments at the nearby town of Batchelor.
What are the major attractions in Litchfield?
Litchfield is a great place to visit for treks, tours, swimming and sightseeing. Popular attractions include the waterfalls at Wangi, Florence and Tjaynera/Sandy Creek Falls, take a dip at Buley Rockhole, or explore the Lost City by 4WD. Walk around the giant Magnetic Termite Mounds. If you're feeling really adventurous, take a helicopter tour and see the splendour from the air.
What should I bring to Litchfield?
Bring a hat, water, sunscreen and insect repellant. A small first-aid kit can also come in handy.
The park’s swimming holes are fun for the whole family, so you may like to bring swimwear, towels, goggles, and an underwater camera. Make sure to only swim where signs indicate it’s safe to do so.
You can pack a picnic, or buy food in Batchelor and at Wangi Falls. Remember to bring a bag or two for your rubbish as there are no bins within the park.
When is the best time to visit Litchfield?
The best time to experience everything that Litchfield National Park has to offer is May to October – the weather is dry and pleasant and all roads are usually open. Litchfield is generally accessible year-round, and there’s nothing like seeing the waterfalls in all their glory from November to April.
Visit these attractions in the wider Litchfield area
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