Litchfield National Park - Day Tour

Explore Litchfield National Park, take a dip in crystal clear waterfalls and watch out for wildlife along the way!

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Full Day
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
7:00 am
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
5 yrs
AUD $95
ValueAUD $99SAVE 4%
Children: AUD $95
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What's Included

  • Explore the waterfalls and landscape of Litchfield National Park
  • Check out Magnetic and Cathedral Termite mounds on your journey
  • Swim in sparkling waterfalls at Buley Rockhole
  • Enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch
  • Travel in air-conditioned mini-bus with a professional guide 

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"We love this tour because it's jam-packed with desert action! You'll explore all the highlights of Litchfield National Park and see some spectacular landscapes full of waterfalls, rainforest and rock holes." 


Enjoy all the sights of the desert, from waterfalls and rock holes to rainforest and sandstone on this incredible one-day trip. 


Your day starts in Darwin at 7:00 am from there, your adventure to Litchfield begins! Keep your eyes out for Magnetic and Cathedral Termite mounds along the way - you won't be disappointed. These domes are an amazing natural feat full of arches, tunnels and chimneys that can stand as high as 6 metres! You might also be able to spot wildlife like kangaroos and eagles if you look closely. 


Once you arrive at Litchfield National Park, it's time to get exploring. Take your pick of a swimming spot from the stunning waterfalls, streams and rock pools throughout the park. Swim in crystal clear water and marvel at the rugged sandstone cliffs that surround you. Hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls and enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch before taking another dip in the cascading waterfalls of Buley Rockhole. This sparkling oasis consists of a series of waterfalls and rock-holes so you'll be able to find your own peaceful spot to swim and relax. Once you dry off, it's time to say goodbye and head back to Darwin before nightfall. 

This is a one-day tour departing from Darwin at 7:00 am and finishing in Darwin at 5:30 pm.

What to bring: 
Wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, swim wear, towel and camera. 

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In the warmer months there are quite a lot of flies around in Central Australia. A lot of people find these to be quite annoying. It is advisable that you bring along a fly net so these little guys don't drive you crazy!

In summer shorts and a shirt is all that is really needed. We would also recommend light weight long sleeve shirts and long (zip off) pants. Our temperatures can be excessive and this can impact fair skinned people. A jumper/pullover is recommended for the early morning if it happens to get a bit chilly. Swimwear is recommended as there will be swimming opportunities - don't forget a towel! Also bring a broad brimmed hat (not a baseball cap), sunglasses and sunscreen.

Our winter days are generally mild and most of the time you can still wear shorts and a shirt during the day. However, the nights and early mornings can be very cold. You will need to bring warm clothes - long pants, a good jumper, wind breaker, a beanie, scarf, gloves and good woollen socks are recommended.

Regardless of the time of year that you are travelling you will need to bring a hat, preferably wide-brimmed.

This is very much governed on where your tour commences and where it concludes. For those returning to their starting location (e.g. Darwin to Darwin, Alice Springs to Alice Springs) we recommend that you bring only one small bag per person with the things you will need for the duration of your tour. Suitcases are not recommended. You should be able to store your excess baggage at your accommodation while you are away.

We do make exceptions for people that book one way journeys however, this needs to be discussed with us prior to booking. There is a baggage lifting limit of 20kg. You may be required to assist the guide with loading and unloading.

Sunscreen, torch (preferably hands free head light), camera (plus spare fully charged batteries), mosquito repellent (summer), towel, toiletries, any medication required, water bottle (1.5 litre is best). Fresh water supplies for refilling bottles will be available throughout the tour. If you have walking/trekking poles/sticks these can also be handy in some of the undulating terrain.

No. All you need to bring is a water bottle. We recommend a minimum 1.5 litre bottle. We will be carrying large containers of chilled water that you can fill at the commencement and conclusion of all walks. Most walks have water replenishing facilities. For those warmer locations and walks (Kakadu/Central Australia) we recommend that an additional 1 litre of water is carried, particularly during our warmer months.

Our tours are active adventures that include a fair amount of walking, hiking and water based activities. Walks can extend to 4 hours duration in warm to hot conditions, so a reasonable level of fitness is required, We don't expressly set any age restrictions. Our tours are a mix of true outback adventure camping to soft camping. Less demanding treks/walks are available at most locations for those less active. Regardless, good health is important but ultimately, it is an open and positive attitude that matters. It is very important that any pre-existing medical conditions are discussed with our staff at time of booking.

Our tours depart most locations early each morning (before 6.30am). We will pick you up from your place of accommodation on the first morning of the tour. You must advise us your accommodation a minimum 24 hours prior to departure. Failure to do so could result in you missing the departure. Those flying in to other locations must advise this at time of tour booking.

Warning: Should you not advise your accommodation or air flight connection times, sleep in, etc, and miss departure you may be required to pay an additional relocation fee to meet your tour. Should you need re-allotment to another tour on another date you will be required to pay an additional tour cost. All or any costs associated with additional accommodation, changing flight schedules, etc is your responsibility.

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  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility

  • Dates, itineraries and prices are valid from 1st April 2017 until 31st March 2018. All prices are in Australian Dollars and include GST. All prices and conditions are subject to change without notice.

  • At times the supplier may have to cancel a tour or service. In the event the supplies does have to cancel, every effort will be made to offer a suitable alternative. If the alternative is not suitable the supplier will refund your tour price in full. 

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations more than 30 days before departure: 25% of the total cost
  • Cancellations between 14 and 29 days of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • Cancellations between 8 and 13 days of departure: 75% of the total cost
  • Cancellations within 7 days of departure: 100% of the cost

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