Is Wangi Falls swimming open?

Is Wangi Falls swimming open?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 10/08/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

Litchfield National Park, although not as instantly recognisable as Kakadu, is just as jaw dropping, with stunning waterholes and surreal sites dotted across its rugged wilderness!

Swimming at Wangi Falls

From the eerie, gigantic termite mounds to the far out Lost City, to the utterly gorgeous Florence Falls, Litchfield National Park is an astoundingly beautiful and fascinating trip for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the true untouched beauty of the Top End.

One of the national park’s most treasured sites is Wangi Falls, a sublime cascade that truly encapsulates Litchfield’s rugged beauty. Easily accessible from one of the numerous walking tracks, Wangi Falls is the perfect place to relax and unwind this gorgeous part of the national park!

Swimming is possible at Wangi Falls, however it can be called off when water levels get too high, but this just makes it even more enjoyable when you can, as you can experience the surrounding beauty whilst enjoying a super refreshing dip…

Wangi Falls is probably the most popular attraction in the ever-incredible Litchfield National Park, but what else awaits you in this wonderful natural wilderness?

Let’s take a look at these joyous adventures below…

Termite mounds

Termites have a fascinating way of doing things: they are all about self-preservation and protection and so build giant mounds where they can look after themselves and the colony.

Well, maybe the reason behind it isn’t amazingly fascinating, but the end results are nothing short of surreal: the giant termite mounds found in Litchfield National Park are really just one of those bizarre structures that only a creature with no known sense of architectural style could create, and this is what makes them so incredible.

The Lost City

The Lost City is an enchanting part of Litchfield, made even more so by the fact that you have to hop a 4WD to get to this mysterious enclave. The Lost City comprises hundreds of sandstone outcrops that seem to have miraculously formed in the area.

Don’t be deterred by the time it takes to get out there: you will feel truly satisfied and happy that you took the time to visit this special part of the national park!

Buley Rockhole

Another absolutely pristine swimming spot, the Buley Rockhole isn’t too far from Wangi Falls and is another great place to refresh your senses after a day’s exploring!

Related article: How do you get to Wangi Falls?

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.