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Litchfield National Park is just an hour-and-a-half drive from Darwin and features a myriad of diverse environments including rugged sandstone escarpments, perennial spring-fed streams, monsoon rainforest, magnetic termite mounds, waterfalls and historic ruins.

This 1,500 square-kilometre park is an important area to the Koongurrukun, Marranuggu, Werat, and Warray Aboriginal people. The Finniss exploration was the first European connection to the area and the park was named after Frederick Henry Litchfield, a member of the expedition. For 75 years until 1955, the area was the centre for tin and copper mining. It then fell under a pastoral lease until it was designated a national park in 1986.

It’s best to stay at least two days in Litchfield to experience the true beauty. With plenty of plunge pools and rockholes to keep you busy. You can spend as little as one day in the park however to really experience the park we suggest you stay longer. 

Litchfield National Park’s major attractions are linked by a sealed road, although a four-wheel drive is necessary to access The Lost City and the Reynolds River Track. It is also possible during the dry season to travel by four-wheel drive down the Reynolds River Track to the Daly River Road.

The crystal-clear swimming holes and pleasant bushwalking trails make this park a favourite among Darwin locals. Meals and refreshments are available inside the park at Wangi Falls and you can stay overnight at a number of places in and along the road to the park that offer campsites, cabins and caravans, or in the small townships of Batchelor and Adelaide River.

While in the area why not stop into Robin Falls and enjoy a refreshing swim in the scenic surrounds.

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