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Litchfield National Park: Full-Day & Lunch from Darwin

1. Litchfield National Park: Full-Day & Lunch from Darwin

Enjoy a full-day trip to Litchfield National Park from Darwin. See lush monsoon forests, termite mounds, unusual rock formations, waterfalls, and cascades. Experience a park that includes the spectacular Tabletop Range, a sandstone plateau surrounded by cliffs. During the green season, 4 major waterfalls thunder down to tropical rock pools below. They flow more gently in the dry season, making them perfect spots for a refreshing swim. Follow the Stuart Highway to reach Litchfield National Park. Visit park waterfalls like Florence Falls, where you’ll enjoy a scenic and interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walk. Go for a swim by making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below. Continue on to Tolmer Falls and see water cascading down into a deep waterhole at the base of the falls. Visit Wangi Falls, which features a large, crystal-clear pool that’s a perfect spot for a cool dip. Finally, enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by the park’s natural wonders.

From Darwin: Litchfield National Park Day Trip

2. From Darwin: Litchfield National Park Day Trip

Get panoramic floodplain views, see sandstone pillars, picturesque waterfalls, and discover the thriving plant and animal life at the Litchfield National Park. Leave Darwin and make your way towards the world-class Litchfield National Park, just over an hour's drive from the city. Be surrounded by thick pockets of tropical rainforest, a cool respite from the top-end heat. Jump on the famous Jumping Crocodile Cruise (optional extra) on the Adelaide River, alternatively visit the Fogg Dam Conservation Centre. Explore the traditional lands of the Limilngan-Wulna people and discover the diverse wildlife, home to numerous species of birds, turtles, water pythons, and the iconic Saltwater Crocodile. Visit some incredible monolithic Magnetic Termite Mounds, then have an opportunity to cool off in one of Litchfield’s beautiful natural plunge pools like Buley Rockholes or Wangi Falls. Go to a thundering waterfall-like Florence Falls or Tolmer Falls and marvel at the sheer beauty carved out amongst the rocky escarpment. After a day in the stunning tropical national park, travel back to Darwin.

From Darwin: Litchfield Park Tour & Jumping Crocodile Cruise

3. From Darwin: Litchfield Park Tour & Jumping Crocodile Cruise

Spend a day in the natural habitat of fascinating wildlife creatures at Litchfield National Park. After being picked up from your accommodation, ride to the famous Adelaide River. There, you'll board your private boat and cruise up the river. Feed the crocodiles from the boat that teem in the water and see an abundance of wildlife all around you. You may even see a crocodile launching itself out of the water with the power of its tail. At the famous Litchfield National Park, you'll visit three waterfalls – the Wangi, Florence and Buley rock holes – and get the opportunity to swim in all three. Lunch is prepared in the park by your guide – a big bush picnic with an array of wraps, cold meats, bread, salad and fruit. Snacks are also included along the way if you're ever feeling peckish. Local and knowledgeable guides will give you thorough commentary throughout the day and stop for lots of photo opportunities. Marvel at the magnetic and cathedral termite mounds, and take time to visit the butterfly farm. Return to your accommodation in Darwin, or on Sundays and Thursdays, at the famous Mindil Beach Markets.

From Darwin: Litchfield National Park Full Day Tour

4. From Darwin: Litchfield National Park Full Day Tour

Join a group tour perfect for families, groups, and adventure-seekers alike and spend a full day exploring the Litchfield National Park in an air-conditioned minibus. Leave Darwin's heat behind as you make your way to the cooler climes of the park.    Enjoy your journey into the Litchfield National Park with a professional guide who will lead you to 3-4 of the most amazing spots in and around the park, including the incredible, century-old Magnetic Termite Mounds, and Litchfield's natural plunge pools where you can hop in to cool off. Watch magnificent saltwater crocodiles jump high in the air to grab food during an optional Jumping Crocodile Cruise on the famous Adelaide River. Alternatively, visit the Fogg Dam Conservation Center where you can learn all about the wetland protected area and its incredible flora and fauna. Hear stories and information about the region's formation, history, animals, and ancient inhabitants. After arriving at each destination or overlook, you will have plenty of time to explore and capture memories in photographs.

Darwin: Premium Litchfield Regional Small Group Day Tour

5. Darwin: Premium Litchfield Regional Small Group Day Tour

Your Top End adventure begins with pickups in the city at your accommodation doorstep before heading out for an early morning dip and morning tea in the crystal clear thermal waters of Berry Springs. Paddle around and watch the many fish, look for turtles, or sit casually under the waterfall - it's your decision to make. Having set the tone for the day it is then off to Litchfield National Park. Visit those that shine for you on the day and suit the guests on board the most. You guided will tweak the schedule to bring you the best that is on offer on the day. Some of the gems include the iconic Cathedral and Magnetic Termite mounds, Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole, Cascades, Green, Ant, and Tabletop Wetland. There is also ample opportunity to go for short strolls or just sit and relax. If bush survival is of interest to you, you can be shown some of the native plants and their uses by knowledgeable guides.

Darwin: Airboat Ride, Helicopter Flight, and Overnight Camp

6. Darwin: Airboat Ride, Helicopter Flight, and Overnight Camp

The Top End Safari Camp Overnight Tour is a bucket list outback adventure that tick all the boxes! Situated in an exclusive location in the Litchfield region we showcase some of the best activities and experiences the Top End has to offer. Guests will see the majestic floodplains from above in a scenic helicopter flight and spot crocodiles, birds and even buffalo on a thrilling airboat ride through the channels and into the rainforest. Our cruise boat takes guests along Sweets Lagoon billabong for a slower pace perfect for birdwatching whilst tucking into a gourmet cheeseboard. The lagoon pontoon has Australia’s only nature-based croc safe pool where guests can take a dip and get face to face with a wild saltwater crocodile. Finish off the afternoon activities with an exciting feeding and exhibition with one of our rescue monster crocodiles caught by Matt Wright himself. Guests then return to our sky deck to soak up an incredible Top End sunset over the floodplains followed by a gourmet BBQ dinner, star gazing around our fire pit and an unforgettable, bespoke outback glamping experience with a delicious cooked breakfast the next morning.

Darwin: 5-Day 4WD Kakadu Litchfield Tour & Billabong Cruise

7. Darwin: 5-Day 4WD Kakadu Litchfield Tour & Billabong Cruise

Discover the wonders of the Northern Territory Top End and Kakadu National Park as you embark on an adventurous 5-day 4WD expedition. See the best-kept collection of Aboriginal rock art, traverse across wetlands, admire waterfalls, cool off in a natural plunge pool, and uncover magnificent lookout views. Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu Travel to the floodplains of the Mary River. Continue to Kakadu National Park in Jabiru, where you'll be spending the next two nights. Go to Cahills Crossing on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Visit Ubirr Sunset to see the best-preserved collection of Aboriginal Rock Art in the world and be blown away by the lookout views over the Nadab Floodplains. Day 2: Jabiru Return Visit either the Jim Jim or Twin Falls Waterfall (seasonal access permitting) situated at the bottom of an adventurous 4WD road. Partake in an Aboriginal cultural experience. Stop at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Center and explore the culture of Kakadu. Day 3: Jabiru - Pine Creek Start at one of the best sunrise spots in the park, the Nawurlandja Lookout, before breakfast at Anabangbang Billabong. Discover Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock which houses fantastic Aboriginal Rock Art of the Bininj at the Anabangbang Gallery. Head up to Kunwarddewardde Lookout for incredible views of Kakadu’s Escarpment. A 4WD track awaits, as you travel south to the plunge pool of Maguk one of the most pristine waterfalls in Kakadu. After a 2km walk, head towards Pine Creek to relax and enjoy the local hospitality. Day 4: Pine Creek - Darwin Visit either Edith Falls or Butterfly Gorge for exploration and swimming (seasonal access permitting). Stop at Adelaide River on your way back to Darwin. Go to the Heritage-Listed Adelaide River War Cemetery and explore the impact WWII had on the area. Afterward, the vibrant Mindil Markets await, where you can grab some local food and watch the sunset. Day 5: Darwin - Litchfield Return Explore Litchfield National Park and experience thick pockets of tropical rainforest. Hop on the iconic Jumping Crocodile Cruise (optional extra) along the Adelaide River. Alternatively, visit Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. See the incredible monolithic Magnetic Termite Mounds, before cooling off in one of the natural plunge pools such as Buley Rockholes or Wangi Falls. Visit the thundering Florence Falls or Tolmer Falls and marvel at the sheer beauty carved out amongst the rocky escarpment.

Darwin: 3-Day Wet Season Tour of Kakadu & Litchfield Parks

8. Darwin: 3-Day Wet Season Tour of Kakadu & Litchfield Parks

Get ready for 3 full days of doing. Treking rainforest pathways, swimming in tropical creeks, floating amongst crocodiles, tasting bushfood and favours, staring at the sky and feeling the earth shudder under the dramatic shows of thunder and lightening and plenty of surprises as well. There is not much left to do after you have done the BEST IN THE WET ! Day 1 Darwin to Litchfield Today we are exploring the unique gem which is Litchfield National Park. Home to an array of waterfalls, viewpoints, walking tracks and interesting plants and animals it is the playground of the Top End. We are going to sample those things which make it such a great place but focus on the lesser known gems which truly come alive in the Wet Season. Finishing the day off with an outback BBQ at Mt Bundy station. Sun going down and refreshments coming up ! What a way to cap of our first day. Day 2 Litchfield to Kakadu Enjoy a continental break and a bit of sleep in before we visit the Adelaide River War Cemetery. A sombre start to the day but one which brings renewed respect and appreciation for many things. From there it is down the track (Stuart Highway) to Pine Creek for a short visit to the local museum and cafe for morning tea. Pine Creek is the home of the first NT Gold Rush and has many interesting stories to tell. Following on we drive into the heart of Kakadu to Cooinda Lodge. We will be staying in the lodge rooms tonight and having dinner at the in house restaurant./ Before then however we are on the Sunset Yellow Waters Wildlife Cruise. Floating amongst the crocodiles and other iconic creatures of the north is yet another way to savour our dramatic sunsets. After the cruise you are on your own time for dinner. Day 3 After the relaxing nights sleep you can immerse yourself in the full buffet breaky to be had at Mimis Restaurant. Following breakfast we will be visiting Warradjan Culture Centre. Here you can begin your journey into understanding some of the unique cultural heritage of the local binning people. Stories, images and artefacts a plenty in Warradjan make this a rewarding and enlightening experience. Next on our list is Nourlangie Rock. An outlier of sandstone which going back 100's of millions of years was part of the escarpment now stands alone. Full of a diverse range of indigenous art works through its many galleries it is where we are going to get up close and personal with the story of indigenous Australians of the region. Note some of this art goes back 1000's of years. Next we move on to the small village found in Kakadu, Jabiru. here you have the chance to sign up for a light wing scenic flight or spend the time in the local art gallery (Murrawadi) before we head for Darwin. Expect to be dropped back at your accommodation in Darwin around 7 pm.

Darwin: Litchfield & Jumping Crocodile Cruise/small group

9. Darwin: Litchfield & Jumping Crocodile Cruise/small group

Explore Litchfield National Park with our luxury, small groups of only 4–6 guests. We pride ourselves to offer you a more personalised, exquisite experience, with plenty of time to follow your interests and desires. Walkers or swimmers can be individually catered for, and our guides will tailor the daily tours to your wishes and desires. After a morning visit to FOGG DAM, spotting thousands of birds, we make our way to the Adelaide river. Here you board a 1-hour cruise to see fearsome Australian Saltwater crocodiles in their natural habitat. Be amazed when they leap out of the water to catch the bait. After some light refreshments, we head to Litchfield National Park in our luxury 4WD. Enjoy plenty of time in the park, and discover pristine creeks, water holes, and cascading waterfalls. The park has something to offer for all fitness levels. Swim at BULEY ROCK HOLES and sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery, while you watch the surrounding bird life and plentiful small fish. For all walkers, a short walk to Florence falls will engulf you with wonderful scenery, and we all meet to admire FLORENCE FALLS, from a viewing platform. After a morning of exploring, enjoy a delicious lunch with fresh, healthy produce after your next swim in WANGI FALLS. Finally, visit the Cathedral and Magnetic Termite Mounds before relaxing on the journey back to your accommodation in Darwin.

Darwin: Litchfield Day Tour and Private Crocodile Cruise

10. Darwin: Litchfield Day Tour and Private Crocodile Cruise

Experience a full day in Litchfield National Park, and take a tour of the Northern Territory. Learn from a passionate tour guide as you see spectacular waterfalls, swim in pristine waterways, and walk on bush trails. Explore Litchfield National Park with an experienced guide, and start the nature-filled day with pickup from your accommodation in Darwin. Travel to the park with your guide, and admire the views of the termite mounds on the way in. Stop at some of the park's spectacular waterfalls to admire the views. Swim in pristine waterways in the park, and explore the park on bush walking tracks. Stop for a freshly prepared lunch and relax before moving on with the tour. Head toward the Adelaide River for the crocodile cruise portion of the tour. Look for these magnificent creatures up close and get to know them through the eyes of the local conservationist and skipper. Enjoy a private day tour catered to the individual needs of your group, and finish the tour with drop-off at your Darwin accommodation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.

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What people are saying about Litchfield National Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 523 reviews

Extremely well organised tour. Driver was incredibly positive (even at 5.30 in the morning) and was able to point out points of interest as we drove along. Crocodiles were amazing, but swimming in the pools and under waterfalls even more fun. Lunch was surprisingly good and well organised by our driver/guide and we always found interesting little snacks when we returned to our coach. All in all a really enjoyable day and the stamina of our driver/tour guide/'restauranteur' was really impressive.

I had a really good time at Litchfield. The waterfalls were very beautiful, beautiful nature. The guide was great, very friendly and had a good knowledge. Learned many interesting facts about Australia aswell.

Andrea and Jay were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable hosts and guides. My kids absolutely loved the national park experience. 5 stars for sure and a must visit for everyone.

A great trip and Will is an entertaining tour guide / leader. Not too much travelling and with the variety of a river cruise, swimming and scenery.

Had an amazing time! Our guide Andrea was very knowledgeable and friendly. Overall very happy with the tour.