Litchfield National Park is only 100km south of Darwin, but to see everything I would have to recommend at least a weekend!
Litchfield National Park
is only 100km south of Darwin, making it a popular getaway for Darwin tourists and locals alike. Travelling to and from can be achieved in a day trip, but to see everything, I would have to recommend at least a weekend! I never get tired of visiting Litchfield because it has such a wide variety of experiences to try.
For a quiet, secluded break, nothing beats Walker Creek on the north-western side of the park. There are only a handful of camping spaces and access is by foot only but the hike is well worth it once you settle in to your own waterfront hideaway. Walker Creek runs right through the campsites providing a crowd-free, private swimming spot for the weekend. Walker Creek is a local favourite and the limited campsites fill up quickly so it’s first in, best dressed. Luckily there is an in/out chalkboard at the base of the walk to the campsites to let you know what sites are vacant before you make the trek!
If you are travelling with the family or prefer the creature comforts when travelling, I would recommend the Litchfield Safari Camp. I stayed there on my last trip to Litchfield in a spacious Safari Cabin and with toilets, hot water showers and laundry facilities; I’d have to say it is my favourite camping experience to date! The safari tents are secure and breezy with a fridge, jug, power outlets, locking door and real beds! The staff are only too happy to help with anything you need, from travel advice to lending of pots and pans and there is a great family atmosphere.
The Safari Camp is only 4kms from Wangi Falls so it was a convenient base for our adventures. Wangi Falls is my favourite waterfall in the park, the water is warmer than Florence Falls and the campsite there is huge and equipped with a kiosk, bbq’s, shady picnic grounds, the park’s only payphone and modern toilets and showers. However, my favourite thing about Wangi is the view! Check out my photographic work!
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