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.
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.
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
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
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Online tour bookings can be made through local booking agent NT Standby
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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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