Litchfield National Park is less than half an hour away from Batchelor.
Last Sunday all of us helpers (Anthony, Fafa, myself) and Kathy went for a day trip to this National Park.
As mentioned in my post about Darwin Mindil Beach, I had to take the pictures with my smartphone instead of a real camera, as this one unfortunately is broken…
Litchfield National Park – Termite Mounds
Our first stop was to visit the famous Termite Mounds at Litchfield National Park. Incredible what those tiny animals are able to build!
There are some amazing big termite mounds and a lot smaller ones. At first it kind of looks like a graveyard when you see all those mounds next to each other, but glad it isn’t. It’s just pure nature animal-made!
Litchfield National Park – Waterfalls
Though the Termite Mounds are really interesting, Litchfield National Park is mainly known for its 4 beautiful waterfalls.
At Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and Sandy Creek Falls you can of course just watch the Waterfall but also go swimming and camping.
TIP: If you want to go swimming, make sure you get there early in the morning or otherwise it could be difficult to get a parking-place, as there is usually a lot of tourism around here.
We went swimming at the Wangi Falls. It’s a big lake (compared to e.g. Florence Falls) with nice shallow water. You can go for a little hike around those falls if you want to. It’s about 2km and you can see beautiful nature (I heard in wet season its even prettier). I recommend to wear sneakers or hiking shoes as the trail is quite rocky and a lot up-/ and downhill. I didn’t know that and hiked the trail with thongs, which wasn’t too comfortable.
After swimming a while in the Wangi Falls’ lake, we drove to another place in Litchfield National Park: Tolmer Falls. This is just a Waterfall where you can’t go swimming or anything else, but therefore there are hardly any people around here.
If you follow the path to the observation deck, just about 15m close to the end there is another trail to your left side, a bit uphill. Follow this trail (takes about 5-10minutes) and you’ll arrive at a beautiful silent place on top of the waterfall. Just relax on one of the stones and watch the nature.
If it wasn’t forbidden you could also take a bath in this tiny natural pool and lean your back towards the small waterfall to have an enjoyable natural massage (of course purely hypothetical :)).
More Sights at Litchfield National Park
We didn’t have anymore time to go visit the other sights like the Buley Rockholes or The Lost City (you need an 4WD here). But I guess these are also nice places to see.
If you have already visited them, let me know how you liked it!
For further information about Litchfield National Park, visit: www.litchfieldnationalpark.com