How long does it take to drive from Darwin to Litchfield National Park?

How long does it take to drive from Darwin to Litchfield National Park?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 07/23/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

Whilst the name “Litchfield National Park ” may not instantly ring as many bells as the world famous Kakadu, it is every bit as jaw dropping.

Darwin Litchfield National Park

The stunning national park is just as wondrous as its busier NT neighbour, with wild stone formations, surreal termite mounds and cascading waterfalls all making this incredible landscape a true gem to behold.

What makes Litchfield National Park even more special is its close proximity to Darwin, being just a quick two hour drive out of the city and into this vibrant wilderness.

Now that we’ve got the distance covered, let’s take a look at some of the unforgettable adventures that await you at the stunning Litchfield National Park…

Some of Australia’s truly unique landscapes

Litchfield is so popular with nature lovers because it beholds a dreamscape like no other. Not only is it a tropical wonderland, with sprawling wilderness formed over millions of years, but is also home to some of the most astounding natural oddities in all of Australia.

Take, for example, the magnificently bizarre termite mounds. These unbelievable formations wouldn’t look out of place on the set of a Star Wars film, with the metres-high mounds towering above thrilled visitors.

Next, take your 4WD (or head with a local guide) out to equally surreal Lost City: a giant outpost of sandstone formations millions of years in the making! Marvelling at the Lost City almost makes the trip to Litchfield worth it on its own merit, but you also have some of the most gorgeous waterholes to refresh you on your journey…

It’s a swimming paradise

Litchfield National Park is beautiful, seriously beautiful. As well as its giant waterfalls and its strange treasures, nothing encapsulates the park’s beauty quite like the wonderfully refreshing waterholes that dot the landscape.

Whether you’re taking a well-earned dip in the Buley Rockhole, a beautiful collection of plunge pools and shallow water pools, or heading out to the incredible Florence Falls, you will find some incredibly tranquil and serene places to go for a swim!

Hiking is essential

To truly enjoy Litchfield National Park, it’s best to take your time to meander around its stunning landscape. Sure, a 4WD is required to get out to the Lost City, but it’s almost as if Litchfield was made for wandering – enjoy your trip and be sure to keep hydrated on your trek!

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.