Buley Rockhole, Litchfield National Park

Litchfield Park, Northern Territory 0822

The fascinating Buley Rockhole is set around an hour and a half outside of Darwin in the stunning landscape of the Litchfield National Park.

Buley Rockhole

The rockholes boast a collection of ancient rock pools that provide the perfect backdrop for kicking back, relaxing, and enjoying the tranquillity of the natural surroundings.

The rockholes themselves are flanked by a swathe of lush greenery, pretty waterfalls, and a mass of hiking routes with stunning views that let you deep dive into the local wildlife. On-site visitors can choose to splash around in the selection of deep plunge pools or chill out in the sun in the shallow rock pools. Elsewhere, fast-moving natural rapids offer free massages.

How to Get to Buley Rockhole

Buley Rockholes is easy to reach. Located in the sprawling expanse of the Litchfield National Park, visitors can find it by heading down the short side street that turns of the main road to Florence Falls. There is a designated car park not far from the rockholes.

Camping is permitted at Buley Rockholes and offers a great way to experience everything the natural wonder has in store. There are also cold showers, toilets, and a wooden fireplace onsite.

Things to Do at Buley Rockhole

Buley Rockhole, NT

The rockholes and the surrounding landscape boast plenty of activities to keep you busy.

Swimming is the most popular past time in the area, and the plunge pools and shallows were made for splashing around in. There is a network of layered pools that are well worth exploring, the cool waters of which provide the perfect respite from the Australian sun.

Surrounding the rockholes, the vibrant selection of forests, waterfalls, and weaving walking trails provide a stunning backdrop with jaw-dropping views. Keep your eyes peeled for resident wildlife while you explore.

Litchfield National Park is a hiker’s paradise, and the area surrounding Buley Rockholes is no different. With a host of winding hiking trails, the routes here take in some of the best views in the whole of the park. They’ll take you past scenic bushland and open out into pretty glades filled with a colourful array of plants and flowers.

But the absolute best way to enjoy Buley Rockholes is to simply kick back and relax. Pack yourself a picnic and experience a day spent lounging by the picturesque pools. With plenty of private spots on hand, the peaceful surroundings of the rockholes are a great play to enjoy lunch.

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