Litchfield National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Darwin: Litchfield Park Tour & Jumping Crocodile Cruise

1. 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.

Litchfield National Park: Full-Day & Lunch from Darwin

2. 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

3. 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.

Darwin: Litchfield National Park and Berry Springs Day Tour

4. Darwin: Litchfield National Park and Berry Springs Day Tour

Litchfield National Park is one of the Top Ends' most popular parks, due to its opportunity to save swimming (where indicated) and its closeness to Darwin. We travel in small groups of between 6-10 guests only in a comfortable minivan and we will make sure you will be spoilt for the whole day. We will pick you up at your hotel at 8.00 am and will make our way to Litchfield National Park. Just sit back and enjoy the views through savanna woodlands and ancient sandstone country. We will break at the only small township of this region, Batchelor, a place of a rich mining and pastoral history. Litchfield offers pristine creeks, water holes, and cascading waterfalls. We will be visiting Wangi Falls, and Florence Falls and have time for walks and a swim at the Buley rock holes, or just enjoy the beautiful scenery. Due to our small group size, we can tailor the day to your liking. Litchfield National Park is the home of the Cathedral and Magnetic Termite Mounds and we will stop and learn about these natural architects of the bush, the termites. Our professional and experienced guide will share the colorful regional history, of settlers, Aboriginal locals, and the first pioneers in the region with you. We offer a healthy Picnic Lunch (We contact you before the tour), or you can bring your own, or purchase a sandwich on the way to Litchfield. We offer fresh fruit, snacks, and iced water, for you all day. You will be traveling in a comfortable, air-conditioned Toyota Minivan and we have sunscreen, insect repellent, and swim noodles available for you. At the end of the day, on the way home we stop at Berry Springs for another swim and the option to drift down the warm stream of waterways at Berry Springs. Please note that Berry Springs has a limited swim season, usually from May/June to October.

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.

From Darwin: 3-Day Kakadu and Litchfield 4WD Camping Tour

6. From Darwin: 3-Day Kakadu and Litchfield 4WD Camping Tour

Join an exclusive 4WD outback adventure from Darwin, showcasing the very best Kakadu and Litchfield National Park has to offer. Look for crocodiles, swim in rockpools, admire ancient rock art, and sleep under the stars at a bush camp. Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu National Park Start your adventure from Darwin heading to the Wetlands Region for a Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruise, a great opportunity to spot a huge range of Top End wildlife. Journey on to Kakadu National Park, visiting the Bowali Visitor Center, which offers an introduction to the park’s landscape and wildlife. After relaxing at camp, head north to Cahills Crossing (conditions permitting), the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Visit one of the best-preserved collections of Aboriginal Rock Art in the world at Ubirr Rock, and enjoy the sunset overlooking the Nadab Floodplain. After a big day, head to camp to prepare dinner and get to know your fellow travelers. Meals: L, D Camping: Jabiru Campground - Permanent Tents or Bush Swags (communal bathroom facilities) Driving Distance: 420km Hike Distance and Grading: 1km loop Grade 2-3 Day 2: Kakadu Waterfalls and Plunge Pools It's an early start on day 2 to head south to Kakadu National Park. Spend the day soaking up the spectacular natural beauty, hiking through lush monsoon rainforests, and swimming in pristine plunge pools surrounded by steep escarpments. Depending on conditions, you may visit Motor Car Falls, Moline Rockhole, Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), or Jim Jim Falls. Time permitting, stop at Nourlangie Rock, a rock art site where archaeologists uncovered works dating back over 20,000 years. Explore the evolving cultural and environmental changes to the area, before returning to camp for dinner and a well-earned rest. Meals: B, L, D Camping: Jabiru Campground - Permanent Tents or Bush Swags (communal bathroom facilities) Driving Distance: 150km Hike Distance and Grading: 1.5km - 4km Grade 6 Day 3: Litchfield National Park to Darwin An exciting day awaits as you head out of Kakadu National Park and travel towards Litchfield National Park. Spend the afternoon immersed in Litchfield’s natural oasis of waterfalls, spring-fed streams, and rugged sandstone escarpments. Visit Buley Rockholes, Wangi Falls, or Florence Falls for a refreshing soak in picturesque rock holes and waterfalls. Discover the unique magnetic and cathedral Termite Mounds before heading back to Darwin, arriving at around 7 p.m. Meals: B, L Driving Distance: 500km Hike Distance and Grading: 1 - 2 km Grade 2-3

From Darwin: Litchfield National Park Full Day Tour

7. 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: Litchfield Day Tour and Private Crocodile Cruise

8. 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.

One Day Litchfield Park Adventures Tour

9. One Day Litchfield Park Adventures Tour

Itinerary, Pick up Optional Jumping crocodile cruise Magnetic and Cathedral tour and lesson Swim hole Florence Falls, Buley Rock hole, Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls (seasonal) Batchelor Town Drop off ( Mindil beach market or accommodation)

Darwin: Litchfield & Jumping Crocodile Cruise/small group

10. 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.

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4.7 / 5

based on 565 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.

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.

Very enjoyable trip. Good commentary mixed with Australian music. Long day, but lots of different stops. Every stop was unique in its own way, even my 8yr old enjoyed it.

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.