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“Took family from down south” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park
2 hours drive from Darwin, Batchelor, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Batchelor
Type: National Parks, Scenic Drives
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Owner description: Originally home to the Aboriginal Wagait people, this national park's major attractions are its monsoon rainforest, magnificent streams and waterfalls, and historic ruins.
Darwin, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
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“Took family from down south”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

What is not to like about Litchfield. Swimming at Florence falls, The beautiful clear waters of Buley Rock Hole and the Park setting at Wangi Falls for lunch. A place to feel relaxed and happy and at peace with the world.

Visited April 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Family friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

There are a number of waterfalls in the national park. I have a toddler and a baby and can't do too much walking, so Litchfield was perfect for us, as we don't need to do much walking to get to the attractions.

Florence falls - short stroll to a viewing platform and 400m walk (includes 135 steps) to the base of the waterfalls. You can have a swim there. I would highly recommend to walk down to the base of the Florence falls, it was well worth it.
Buley waterhole - 80m walk. You can also swim there.

Tolmer falls - 400m to a viewing platform

Wangi falls - 50m to a platform at the base of the waterfalls.

If you drive a 2wd like me, you can only come through bachelor, as the road from berry springs is for 4wd only

Remember to bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent.

Visited December 2012
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Nerang, Australia
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“A day of falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

There are a number of falls an watering holes to visit. They are very picturesque... The drive is fun too, but be careful when it's wet...

Visited December 2012
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The watering holes alone are worth a visit to this park, either with a tour or by yourself. It's amazing how in this heat the water falls are still flowing. The plunge pool at Florence falls is a very welcome place to cool off and safe from crocs! Whatever you do just enjoy the scenery and bring plenty of water with you because it's thirsty work walking all those nature trails if it's your thing.

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Darwin
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“Visit 3-4 times a year - or at least once if you are a visitor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

You can go for the day or camp there one or two nights to really enjoy the variety of the waterfalls and other sites, such as the 'lost city'. Swim with care, sometimes with the local water monitors! A wonderful place to take photos all year round. Camping at Wangi Falls is perfect and you can watch thousands of bats fly in just after sunset - quite a sight. Perfect for camping alone or with children. The butterfly farm is one the way to or from the Park, so drop in there too for a delightful experience and a great cuppa. Heather@staffmanagement.com.au

Visited September 2012
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