Litchfield National Park Waterfalls
$75child ? Prices above are for departures between 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017
Boarding early for the drive to Litchfield National Park down ‘the Track’ (Stuart Highway), you’ll be entertained by your Driver Guide with tales both tall and true of the history of Australia’s longest highway.
The gorgeous town of Batchelor is the gateway to Litchfield National Park. Up until WWII, Batchelor was a sleepy little hollow. Then it became an allied air force base and the population grew quickly. When uranium was discovered near Batchelor in 1949, the town once again grew until the mine was closed in 1963. Today, Batchelor’s townsfolk love to host visitors to Litchfield National Park and it’s here that you can enjoy morning tea (own expense) at one of their local cafés.
Litchfield National Park
Established in 1986, Litchfield National Park is a truly stunning destination. Here you can take in the splendour of thundering falls, rainforest pockets and sacred historic sites. The traditional custodians of Litchfield National Park are the Wagait people, many of whom still call the area home.
The termite mounds found at Litchfield National Park are the incredible architectural works of local termites. Complete with arches, tunnels, chimneys and nursery chambers, the mounds will leave you mystified. Listen and learn as your Driver Guide explains the difference between Cathedral and Magnetic mounds.
View the spectacular double waterfalls of Florence Falls from a high vantage point before making your way down the stairs to take a dip in the gorgeous plunge pool, if you need to cool down a little. Head back up through forest and open woodland. There’s also time for an interpretive walk through the scenic bush and monsoon vine forest.
One of the three major waterfalls along the western face of the Tabletop Range, Tolmer Falls is a truly spectacular sight. You’ll marvel at the water cascading down into the deep waterhole at the base of the falls, which is home to several colonies of rare ghost bats and orange horseshoe bats.
Lunch at Litchfield Cafe
Time for a well-earned break. As part of your tour enjoy lunch at Litchfield Café. Relax, enjoy the company of your fellow travellers and recount the morning’s adventure.
Included Meals: Lunch
Full Day Tour
Approximately 11 hours
7.15am from Darwin
(or earlier from your hotel)
Darwin, 6.00pm approximately
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- Experienced Driver Guide
- Lunch (1)
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle to hold 1 litre
- Jacket in cooler months
- Swimmers & towel
Low to moderate level of fitness required.
- Florence Falls – 160 steel steps down to swimming area or walk at steady pace on the uneven base walk to viewing platform if you do not wish to swim.
- Tolmer Falls – flat steady 15 minute walk each way on established path.
- Wangi Falls – 5 minute walk through rainforest.
|9.15am||Banyan Tree Morning Tea|
|10.45am||Florence Falls (allow time for walk and swim)|
|12.30pm||Litchfield Café Lunch Stop|
|1.50pm||Wangi Falls (allow time for walk and swim)|
|3.45pm||Depart Tolmer Falls|
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
Pickup times listed below are valid for departures between 1st April 2017 – 31st March 2018. If your travel date is outside this period, please enquire at time of booking for hotel pick-up details. Please reconfirm day prior to departure as times may vary due to weather conditions.
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In 1992, Kakadu National Park was listed as a World Heritage Area and as a UNESCO site. There are only two other sites in the world that hold both awards.
Kakadu is one of the few World Heritage Areas that are listed for both their natural and cultural heritage.
In 1839, HMS Beagle sailed into Darwin Harbour and the ship's captain named the port after Charles Darwin, the British naturalist.