At 1500 square kilometres Litchfield National Park is considerably smaller in area than it’s nearby sister Kakadu National Park, but smaller does not mean less. Litchfield Park offers differing opportunities than that found in Kakadu and whilst the Aboriginal heritage of the area may not be as apparent, its relative closeness of only 140 Kilometers south of Darwin and year round swimming opportunities make this a local’s favorite.
The terrain of the park consists of a large sandstone range of which five main waterfall systems cascade. These waterfalls flow all year round courtesy of the absorption qualities of the sandstone, although to differing degrees depending on the time of year.
Year round bitumen access is available to three of the four waterfall systems which are comprised of Florence, Tolmer and Wangi Falls, with the fourth Sandy Creek Falls being 4WD access only.
Swimming opportunities predominately exist at two locations, the first Florence Falls where access to swimming requires a degree of fitness due to a twenty minute steep descent (and ascent on return), the second Wangi Falls, seasonal swimming only, being everyone’s favourite having excellent access with the added availability of picnic and camping grounds as well as a well stocked kiosk.
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