What are the natural wonders of Litchfield National Park?

What are the natural wonders of Litchfield National Park?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/31/2019

Reading time: 2 mins

Litchfield National Park is a paradise for Australian nature. Bursting with colourful flora, unique fauna, and countless natural wonders found nowhere else in the world.

Tourists can take a short drive from the nearby Darwin and be instantly engulfed in this natural wonderland. From epic swimming spots to massive cliff top views, Litchfield National Park has you covered. But which sites, in particular, are worth your time?

  • The Termite Mounds

    Nestled in the expansive grass fields of Litchfield National Park are the natural skyscrapers of the world. Massive, dirt peaks emerging from the sand, some measuring up to seven metres tall; they are the Cathedral Termite Mounds! The large dirt boulders are made entirely by the small ant-like creatures of Australia, using the dirt and their own saliva to create a permanent fixture. Talk a walk around these natural architectural wonders, as photos don’t do this site justice.

  • Waterfalls

    There are almost too many waterfalls to count in Litchfield National Park. With some smaller creek swimming spots to massive cascading falls. Depending on your requirements will determine which waterfalls will suit you. If you enjoy seeing the natural scenery prior or post a cooling swim, Wangi Falls may be for you. With a number of walking paths and sandstone cliff faces surrounding the waters. If you are after some peace and quiet, Florence Falls is a hidden secret within the national park. Found in the middle of monsoon rainforest, the swimming spot has plenty of quiet areas and plenty of shade. If you are into a great view for your next Instagram, try out the Sandy Creek Falls, which promises rocky outcrops, trickling falls, and stunning views of the range.

  • Lost City

    It is not an ancient civilisation’s building ruins, but in fact, made completely by nature. The ‘city’ is, in fact, a unique rock formation, with freestanding sandstone blocks and pillars spread across an area of a small town. The area is over 5000 million years old, with this extremely rocky and rough area standing tall throughout the years of thunder, rain, and wind.

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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.