Litchfield National Park: Termite Mounds & Falls
DRW-150 | Darwin, Australia |
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Tour at a Glance
You will visit:
- Litchfield National Park
You will see:
Approx. 8 hours
Max. Group Size: 42
Board your air conditioned motorcoach, and great ready for a day long journey exploring one of Australia's great treasures: Litchfield National Park.
Travel approximately two hours south from Darwin past abandoned WWII airstrips and the town of Batchelor for the approximately one hour journey through the Litchfield National Park. Ascend the rocky Tabletop Range where dry woodlands and forests dominate the huge sandstone plateau. Arrive at Litchfield National Park. This fascinating, uniquely beautiful area was originally the home of the Aboriginal Wagait people.
Travel through the park to the famous Termite Mounds. One of Litchfield's unique sights, this collection of hundreds of termite mounds standing over six feet high in a wide swathe of empty ground has the appearance of a graveyard. The mounds are like enormous magnetic compasses with their thin edges pointing north south and broad backs east west, minimizing their exposure to the sun. This ingenious design keeps the mounds cool for the termites inside.
After exploring the giant Termite Mounds reboard your coach for a well deserved lunch.
A casual buffet lunch is served at the Litchfield Café. After lunch, drive to Wangi Falls. The falls flow into a large, easily accessible swimming hole surrounded by lush monsoonal rain forest making them Litchfield National Park's most popular attraction. Depending on the weather, you may be able to swim at the base of the falls.
The journey from Darwin to Litchfield National Park is approximately two hours in duration each way.
Swimming at Wangi Falls is subject to weather conditions; if flooded and at the discretion of the local guide, swimming will not be permitted. During Darwin's wet season (April to November), swimming may not be possible and adjustments to the itinerary may be required.
To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, and bring along a swimsuit, towel, insect repellent, sunscreen and bottled water. Bring along some local currency if you wish to purchase drinks with lunch.
Some of the walking at the park will be over uneven ground.
12 years and under only