What’s open at Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory?

Have you been here? Hands down, it is such a favourite for us. 

We loved coming up in the wet season – or near the end! There was still a lot open this time of year, BUT and it is a BIG but, it was so quiet on the tourist front. At Tjaebata Falls, there was no one else there. We had it all to ourselves!

Locals have told us it’s been a late wet up Darwin way this year. But there was still plenty open for us to check out. Gates were mostly locked to the 4WD roads – here’s what we saw over 3 days, based at Litchfield Tourist Park:

  • Magnetic Termite Mounds
  • Florence Falls
  • Buley Rockpools
  • Cascades (upper pools only)
  • Tolmer Falls (only the lookout is open – at any time)
  • Wangi Falls – viewing platform and walk open – no swimming
  • Greenant Creek/ Tjaebata Falls – swimming only at the top of falls – open as well

So plenty to camp, do and swim! Check in with Parks to see what’s open when you are there.

(We were asked, why is so much shut? Well, one waterfall is due to bats- they’re protected, the lower Greenant creek area is a sacred site – but ok to swim up high, other areas at this time of year the current is huge and crocs! The 4WD areas are closed only because of the wet season.)

Down the road at Berry Springs – note it is closed for swimming at the moment, too. The waters levels were such a difference and so much higher than our winter trip!

Before you know it, the dry season will be on us again and much more will be open in The Top End of NT.

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