Highlights of the Litchfield National Park in Australia

Highlights of the Litchfield National Park in Australia

Many travelers we met prefer the Litchfield National Park instead of the Kakadu National Park, as it's not so overrun and still got a lot to offer.

Here are a few travel tips you could do when visiting Litchfield National Park.

- Wangi Falls is the one of the Park’s best swimming and picnicking spots. Its campground is complete with hot showers, toilets, barbecues,a kiosk and serves as a good base from which to explore the Park. You can swim between May to October and watch the thundering waterfalls during the monsoon period.

- Magnetic Termite Mounds about 17km from the eastern boundary of the Park is the first major batch of Magnetic termite mounds. Built by termites, they are amazing architectural feats complete with arches, tunnels, chimneys, insulation and nursery chambers. The mounds are aligned north to south to minimise the exposure to the sun.

- Adelaide River Township 112km south of Darwin, was established as a base for the Overland Telegraph Station and became the major military headquarters of North Australia’s WWII effort. It is the one of the most significant war cemeteries on Australian soil. The Adelaide River Inn is a popular rest stop serving barra and chips and other pub food.

- Waterfalls and plunge pools Florence Falls - spectacular double waterfall set amid the monsoon forest, 160 steps lead down to the plunge pool. Buley Rockhole – series of cascading waterfalls and rockholes located just 80 metres from car park and Wangi Falls – one of the park's best swimming and picnicking spots. There is even a small kiosk.

- Walking Tracks - Before setting out on a bush walk, call into the Park Headquarters at Batchelor (the gateway to Litchfield) for a map and permit information. Walks leave from most popular sites including Florence Falls and Walker Creek. Signs in the car parks and along the tracks will guide you through a range of ecosystems on walks that range from 15 minutes to five days.

- Bush walking ranging from short strolls to multi-day options

- Bird & Nature watching large variety of birds to spot plus reptiles, insects, plant life

- Swimming in fresh water plunge pools. The populuar swimming locations are Wangi Falls (most accessible for those with limited mobility), Buley Rockholes (short 5 minute walk with steps staggered along the route) and Florence Falls (15-20 minute walk along formed path with a long series of steep steps)

- 4WD driving off roading is limited to formed tracks which vary in difficulty. The Lost City would be the most challenging of 4WD drives available.