Photo: Wangi Falls, Litchfield NP Note: Closed during and after heavy rains - Photographer: Ellenor Argyropoulos Tourism Australia
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Located South West (approx. 100kms) of Darwin near Batchelor, this park harbours lush rainforests in the deep gorges formed by rivers over the eons and eucalypt forests on the central plateau.
Great for families, this stunning park has waterfalls and safe places to swim (marked), historic and scenic places to visit and plenty of wildlife to spot.
Native Animals found within the park include walleroos and wallabies, sugar gliders, possums, flying foxes and dingoes.
There is also plenty of Australian birdlife, as well as migratory birds during their season.
Within the park, there are a number of waterholes that are perfect for swimming such as Buley Rockhole, Florence, Tjaynera Falls and Wangi (see photo). No swimming is allowed in the Reynolds River.
There are marked trails to walk of varying length and difficulty, exploring different aspects of this region. You will find an information centre at each of the major sights and there are available emergency call devices, disabled access and toilet facilities.
You will need a hat, extra drinking water, energy snacks, a good sunscreen, suitable footwear and plenty of time before dark. For extended walks, you need to obtain a permit from the Parks and Wildlife Office such as the one in Batchelor.
There are camp sites available, both walk in and 4WD.
Camping permits can be acquired from the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Service at the Great Sandy Information Centre Phone: +061 7 5449 7792. Access to the island is by ferry, embarking from Urangan, River Heads and Inskip Point and there are cruises available from Hervey Bay.
There is limited access for vehicles, but only high clearance 4 Wheel Drives are allowed and permits are needed.
You can get to the park via the town of Batchelor, located some 100km south west of Darwin. There are sealed roads from there. In the dry season, you can go via the unsealed Cox Peninsula Rd as well.
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You can find out more information about the many NT parks and reserves throughout the rest of the Territory here http://www.nretas.nt.gov.au/.
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Main Photo: Wangi Falls, Litchfield NP Note: Closed during and after heavy rains - Photographer: Ellenor Argyropoulos Tourism Australia
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