Litchfield National Park in Northern Territory, Australia

After visiting Kakadu National Park and Nitmiluk National Park, our family went to Litchfield National Park. We saw several waterfalls, swam in the river and observed huge termite mounds.



The national park is located within 3 hours drive from Darwin. There are several one-day tours from there. After we enjoyed kayaking in Katherine Gorge the previous day, we played in Katherine Hot Springs and then drove to a campground near Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park on that afternoon. We first passed through all the points of interest.


However, the campground was full and we stayed at Litchfield Safari Camp on that night. The next day we visited the attractions, taking the same route back.


Points of Interest

Wangi Falls

You are supposed to take a picture against the light in the early morning. Many people were swimming at 8 in the morning. I tried dipping my foot in the water. It was cold!


I wondered if they felt cold.


Falls were not good because the water was not enough. In the rainy season the falls seem spectacular owing to much water, but it is prohibited to enter the pool because crocodiles appear.


There are several BBQ ovens in the picnic area.



Tolmer Falls

We walked on the trail and reached a fork. First we went on the left path.


Soon we arrived at an observatory, but could not see any falls. This is the observatory to see savanna.

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Back to the fork, we took the right path. After a while, we reached an observatory to see falls.


This fall was short of water like Wangi Falls.

If you don’t have enough time, I advise you skip Tolmer Falls.



Buley Rockhole

This is a must in Litchfield National Park. You can play in the shallows or swim in the pools in a river. The pool depth varies from 30cm to over 3m.

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My elder son was trying to dive. The depth was more than 3m.


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You’ll know the environment and the atmosphere by taking a look at this photo.



Florence Falls

These are the falls down the river from Buley Rockhole.


Some played in the pools above the falls, and others swam in the basin. Our family were tired and just watched the falls.



Magnetic Termite Mounds

Though we saw several termite mounds on the way, we had never seen so many.

These are the huge termite mounds.


Termites lives in them now.


Going on a path, we saw a lot of termite mounds.


You cannot go near the countless mounds.


They look like tombstones or gravestones.


This is the panorama which covers about 180 degrees.



We started visiting Wangi Falls at 8 a.m. and finished seeing Magnetic Termite Mounds at 2 p.m. We fully enjoyed Litchfield National Park though we spent just 6 hours or so.


I regret that we could not visit Lost City Rock Formations, where you have to ride 4WDs.


I think that a day trip from Darwin is enough to enjoy the great nature in Litchfield National Park, so I recommend you visit there when you travel in Northern Territory.

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