Holidays in Litchfield National Park

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Litchfield National Park showing landscape views, a cascade and swimming

Bring a camera to capture the streaming waterfalls, unique rock formations and clear swimming holes of this dynamic landscape in Australia’s Top End.

Litchfield National Park is where you will find Northern Territory’s stunning natural environment at its best. Walk through rainforest trails, visit intriguing rock formations and cool off with a swim beneath dramatic waterfalls.

Established in 1986, Litchfield National Park covers 1,500 square kilometres (579 square miles) and was named after 19th-century pioneer Frederick Litchfield. Before you plan your trip, stop by the Litchfield Tourism Precinct in the park’s north, where you can find information, food and campgrounds.

Litchfield National Park’s picturesque waterfalls are its top attraction. Stop by Tolmer Falls and watch water plunging from the tabletop plateau into the deep pool below. Explore the surrounding terrain on the Tolmer Falls walk, which is suitable for beginners.

Wangi Falls is one of the most popular attractions in the park and is particularly spectacular in the wet season. Note that the swimming hole here may be closed for swimming due to crocodiles. If you are going to Florence Falls, make sure to pack your camera. This spectacular cascade can be viewed from a number of different lookouts.

Explore the Buley Rockhole trail, which takes you through a fragrant rainforest and past a number of isolated swimming areas. Find a shady area at the Tabletop Swamp and settle down with a picnic as you spot native birds on the water.

Rent a four-wheel drive and head to the Lost City, a naturally occurring rock formation that resembles the ruins of an ancient civilisation. Drive to nearby Blyth Homestead, which was abandoned in the 1960s, for a glimpse into the tough life of Australia’s pioneers.

Take a stroll past the field of Magnetic Termite Mounds. Admire these enormous wedge-shaped formations, which were all built facing a north–south direction.

Litchfield National Park is located 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of Darwin, just west of the town of Batchelor. Get there on a tour bus and take a guided trip through the park. Otherwise, explore at your own pace by four-wheel drive. Note that certain areas may not be accessible in the wet season, from November to April. Check flood warning levels before travelling.

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11 Cheap Hotels Near Litchfield National Park

Litchfield Outback Resort
Litchfield Outback Resort
3.5 out of 5
49 Rum Jungle Road, Batchelor, NT
The price is AU$160 per night from 29 Dec. to 29 Dec.
Situated in the historical district, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Karlstein Castle and Batchelor Museum. Bicentennial Park and Coomalie Cultural Centre ...
3.8/5 Good! (265 reviews)
"A beautifully renovated property. Great size rooms overlooking the pool. Friendly helpful staff."

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2021

Litchfield Outback Resort
Litchfield Tourist Park - Campground
Litchfield Tourist Park - Campground
2 out of 5
2916 Litchfield Park Rd, Finniss Valley, Rum Jungle, NT
Situated in Rum Jungle, this campsite is within 9 miles (15 km) of Karlstein Castle, Batchelor Museum and Bicentennial Park. Coomalie Cultural Centre is 8.5 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (174 reviews)
"Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful location and facilities"

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2021

Litchfield Tourist Park - Campground
Banyan Tree Resort
Banyan Tree Resort
2 out of 5
455 Litchfield Park Rd, Rum Jungle, NT
Situated in a rural location, this campsite is within 9 miles (15 km) of Karlstein Castle, Batchelor Museum and Bicentennial Park. Coomalie Cultural Centre is ...
Banyan Tree Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Litchfield National Park Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Batchelor Holiday Park
Batchelor Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
37 Rum Jungle Road, Batchelor, NT
The price is AU$80 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Batchelor Holiday Park
Litchfield Outback Resort
Litchfield Outback Resort
3.5 out of 5
49 Rum Jungle Road, Batchelor, NT
The price is AU$160 per night from 29 Dec. to 29 Dec.
Litchfield Outback Resort
Litchfield Tourist Park - Campground
Litchfield Tourist Park - Campground
2 out of 5
2916 Litchfield Park Rd, Finniss Valley, Rum Jungle, NT
Litchfield Tourist Park - Campground
Banyan Tree Resort
Banyan Tree Resort
2 out of 5
455 Litchfield Park Rd, Rum Jungle, NT
Banyan Tree Resort
Batchelor Butterfly Farm
Batchelor Butterfly Farm
3 out of 5
8 Meneling Road, Batchelor, NT
The price is AU$152 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Batchelor Butterfly Farm
Mount Bundy Station
Mount Bundy Station
3 out of 5
315 Haynes Road, Adelaide River, NT
The price is AU$237 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Mount Bundy Station
Lake Bennett Resort
Lake Bennett Resort
3 out of 5
Chinner Road, Lake Bennett, NT
Lake Bennett Resort
Lake Bennett Resort
Lake Bennett Resort
769 Chinner Rd, Lake Bennett, NT
Lake Bennett Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.