Tips & Articles

20
March
2018

Things to Do at Buley Rockholes

The fascinating Buley Rockholes are set around an hour and a half outside of Darwin in the stunning landscape of the Litchfield National Park. 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 […]

   
  
7
February
2018

Get to Know the Wetlands at the Wetlands Visitor Centre

The Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre in Darwin sits pretty above the Adelaide River Floodplain. You’ll find it right at the peak of Beatrice Hill, where you can marvel at the unique sprawl of the river below. If you’re on your way to the Mary River National Park or Kakadu, it marks the perfect place to stop off and soak up the fascinating flora and fauna of the region. The Adelaide River, which the centre overlooks, is just one of eight rivers in this part of Australia, all of which come together to make up an impressive floodplain filled […]

   
  
28
December
2017

Getting to Know the Darwin Botanical Gardens

The Darwin Botanical Gardens are set just two kilometres outside the hustle and bustle of Darwin’s city centre, making them an easy and pretty place to escape the crowds. While there, you can wander through 42 hectares of tropical plant species and colourful flowers. The gardens have been an important part of Darwin for over a century, and are now home to a collection of fascinating ancient species, including an impressive canopy of rain trees and tall, exotic palms. Once there, it’s easy to combine the visit with a trip down to the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, especially in the […]

   
  
25
October
2017

Things to Do at Wangi Falls

Australia’s Northern Territory is full of natural wonders, providing a unique and beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Litchfield National Park is one of the more popular attractions, promising visitors a sprawling expanse of natural scenery dotted with picturesque waterfalls and crisscrossing walking trails. In the heart of it, you’ll find Wangi Falls, which is one of the national park’s most-visited waterfalls thanks to its easy accessibility and stunning surroundings. The falls are open all year, but swimming is not always an option due to the fluctuating water levels. In the wet season, the falls […]

   
  
27
September
2017

The Wetlands Eco-System of Darwin

The landscape surrounding Darwin is a patchwork quilt of diverse habitats, covering everything from rugged coastal scenes and lush mangrove backdrops to monsoon rainforests and picturesque woodland areas. One of the most prominent landscapes in the area are the wetlands, which sprawl out seemingly endlessly for miles in every direction. Here, the unique ecosystem promises visitors the chance to see plenty of unique and native flora and fauna. The Top End, as this part of Australia is known, is characterised by its rich wetlands. Here, you can find permanent and temporary lakes and surreal bodies of water that crop up […]

   
  
25
August
2017

The 5 Best Swimming Spots in Litchfield National Park

The Litchfield National Park is home to a vibrant show of nature and boasts some of Australia’s most incredible scenery. As well as lush rainforests that break away into sprawling grasslands, there are plenty of swimming spots where visitors can cool off in the hot Australian sun. Here are some of the best in the region. 1. Buley Rockhole This is a firm favourite amongst tourists and visitors alike. Buley boasts a cascading collection of rock pools that provide the perfect pretty backdrop to relax against. And, at just a one-and-a-half-hour journey from Darwin, the rockholes are easy to reach […]

   
  
27
July
2017

Where to See the Saltwater Crocodiles of Darwin

The tropical climate of the Northern Territory makes Darwin the perfect backdrop for the resident saltwater crocodiles. In fact, this part of Australia is home to more crocodiles than anywhere else in the world, so it’s well worth a visit if you want to learn more about these magnificent, prehistoric creatures. The Saltwater Crocodile Salties, as they are locally known, are the largest species of reptile in the world and have sat at the very top of the food chain for over 100 million years. They can grow to an impressive seven metres long and can easily weigh more than […]

   
  
7
July
2017

The Bats of Tolmer Falls

The sprawling plains of Darwin and beyond promise visitors an eclectic mix of scenery, from Red Desert landscapes to cascading waterfalls and vast scrubland. If you’re in the area, there’s plenty of wildlife to spot and stunning scenery to soak up. At Tolmer Falls, one of the best-loved waterfalls and natural wonders in the region, there is a lot to see and do. Here, an incredible lookout point juts over the tumbling water that drops into a deep, refreshing plunge pool at the base. Around the edge, there is a picturesque walking track that takes you right up to the […]

   
  
26
June
2017

The Wildlife of the Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park is located around 100km from Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. The expansive area covers more than 1,500 square kilometres and has retained its national park status since 1986. It was named after Frederick Henry Litchfield, a keen explorer who travelled much of the Northern Territory back in the mid-1800s. The region has been inhabited by Aboriginal tribes for thousands of years, and the plants and animals that call the area home remain important parts of the park for many different reasons. The Plant Life of the Litchfield National Park At the heart of the park, […]

   
  
7
June
2017

Exploring Litchfield National Park

Found just to the south of Darwin, Litchfield National Park sprawls out in a picturesque display of cascading waterfalls, crystal clear swimming holes, and intriguing termite mounds. Amongst it all, there are some incredibly historical sites and stunning natural scenery, like the impressive sandstone Tabletop Range, and the lush greenery of monsoon rainforests. There are plenty of things to get stuck into while you’re in the park, regardless of whether you’re looking to enjoy the wildlife, the stunning views, or more adventurous pursuits. Things to Do in Litchfield National Park Go for a Swim There are numerous spring-fed waterfalls that […]