Litchfield National Park: Termite Mounds & Falls

DRW-150 | Darwin, Australia | See Special Notes

from $229.95 (AUD)*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Litchfield National Park Litchfield National Park
You will see:

Strenuous Includes meal

Excursion Length:
Approx. 8 hours

Max. Group Size: 42

Tour Overview

Board your air conditioned motorcoach, and get 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 Caf. 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.

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Detailed itinerary

Depart from ship for a guided tour of Litchfield National Park viewing the Termite Mounds, Wangi and buffet lunch included

Travel time: 02:00 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):42
Time at site:04:00 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):300
Total number of steps:15
Wheelchair accessible?:No Notes

Not suitable

Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):60 Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Travel time: 02:00 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):42

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


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 (October to March), swimming will 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.

Child Price:

12 years and under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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