Litchfield National Park

Darwin's playground, Litchfield National Park is close enough to visit simply to swim in a cool waterfall rock pool and enjoy beautiful tropical forests.

Wangi falls rainforestMore than just swimming - Rain forest walk at Wangi Falls

The park is accessed by sealed road from the Stuart Highway through the town of Batchelor, about an hour's drive (112k) south of Darwin.

A cool swim at Wangi FallsA cool swim at Wangi Falls

And many people from Darwin do just that, packing an esky with snacks and drinks and heading off to Wangi Falls, Florence Falls or any of the other swimming spots in the park for a day of adventure and recreation.

While heavy thunderstorms can sometimes close roads and swimming at the peak of the wet season, most popular picnic and swimming areas are accessible by sealed roads from the Batchelor entrance to the park.

The road from Wangi Falls to Darwin via Berry Springs is not sealed and can only be used in the dry season. Look for the advisory sign at Wangi Falls to see if Finniss River crossing is open or closed

Check latest information on access here.

Swimming at Florence FallsSwimming at Florence Falls

Florence Falls is another popular swimming pool, you can see swimmers as a couple of small specks at the base of the waterfall on the right.

There is a staircase leading down to the base of the falls, with toilets and an information board at the car park.

It is a long climb, but worth every step if you love swimming in cool, clear water in a beautiful bush setting

Park Information BoardPark Information Board

Enjoy these for Free;

  • Entry to Litchfield is free
  • Magnetic Termite Mounds boardwalk
  • Buley Rockholes swimming and bushwalk
  • Florence falls swimming and bushwalk
  • Wangi Falls swimming and bushwalk
  • Tolmer Falls bushwalk (no swimming)
  • Walker Creek swimming and bushwalk
  • Surprise Creek Falls (4WD) camping & swimming
  • Lost City Rock Formations (4WD)
  • Bamboo Creek Tin Mine
  • Greenant Creek bushwalk and swim
  • Sandy Creek (4WD) swim, bushwalk

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Accommodation in Litchfield Park is limited, however there are several caravan and camping parks within a few minutes drive, and some have quite comfortable cabin style accommodation.
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