A massive sandstone plateau, scattered with pockets of verdant rainforest, impressive waterfalls and cool, crystal pools, Litchfield National Park epitomises the true beauty of the Top End.
The cliffs surrounding the plateau create spectacular perennial waterfalls of which the most breathtaking, hidden in a pocket of monsoon forest, are the double Florence Falls and the stunning Tolmer Falls, home to a rare colony of orange horseshoe bats.
Estuarine crocodiles skulk in some of the waters (warning signs are clearly posted where necessary) hoping to get a bite of such animals as the antelopine wallaroo, and the lush growth is filled with an array of birds that are as colourful as they are noisy.
One of the park’s unique attractions are groups of narrow ‘magnetic’ termite mounds that eerily resemble bush graveyards. Constructed by millions of termites, all are precisely aligned to catch the sun and many are over a hundred years old.
Reached in just under two hours from Darwin this is one of the Top End’s most accessible parks.
Map of Litchfield National Park
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Places near Litchfield National Park
- Darwin 58 miles away
- Bamurru Plains 99 miles away
- Kakadu National Park 119 miles away
- Katherine 126 miles away
- Nitmiluk National Park 126 miles away
- Cobourg Peninsula 167 miles away
- Bullo River Station 168 miles away
- Arnhem Land 168 miles away
- Kununurra 222 miles away
- El Questro Wilderness Park 268 miles away