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7 reviews of Litchfield National Park

See Miriam y Fernán's photos
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An ideal spot

Although it's not as famous as the nearby Kakadu, many travellers prefer Litchfield Park. Its waterfalls and trails make it an ideal spot to visit - a set of lush forests crossed by streams that flow into beautiful waterfalls. It is very nice, perfect for hiking and the chance to run into the odd wallaby or rainbow bird. Upon entering we were struck by the huge termite mounds, some up to two metres high. They all face the same direction, to minimise the impact of the sun. One of the most famous and popular sights in the park is the Wangi Falls, a waterfall flowing into a large lake where you can swim. There is a path along the lake where we spotted several flying foxes. The scenery is spectacular, with several possible routes for a walk, including the chance to visit an old abandoned tin mine. The more daring can complete the Tabletop Track, a distance of 39 kilometres around the park. Before entering the park, you can collect information and maps at the visitor center. There is a park area only accessible to 4x4s. You can find camping spots throughout the park. There is no admission charge to visit.
Miriam y Fernán
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The litchfield is in my opinion the m...

The Litchfield is in my opinion the most fascinating park of the Northern Territory, a place characterized by tropical rainforest and waterfalls. The park is located a few kilometers from the town of Batchelor, where the only possibilities for accommodation in the area. Along the way to the park, the first place you see are the Magnetic Termite mounds giants from a height of 3 meters, which resemble so impressive tombstones. The advice is to go all the way up to the most distant Wangi Falls, so you can see when the tourists have not yet arrived. Here, crocodiles permitting, you can immerse yourself in a clear pond with two beautiful waterfalls that flow from the rock wall. During the dry season the danger of crocodiles is non-existent, while during the rainy season, the park is flooded and the dreaded reptiles circulate virtually anywhere. We cross a stretch of rainforest that leads to a lookout point on the beautiful Tolmer Falls. You can make a more refreshing swim in two points: At Florence Falls, a huge pool with beautiful waterfalls, and at Buley Rockhole with natural whirlpools among the rocks.

Il Litchfield è secondo il mio parere il parco più affascinante dei Northern Territory, un luogo caratterizzato da foresta pluviale e cascate tropicali.
Il parco si trova a pochi chilometri dalla località di Batchelor, dove si trova l'unica possibilità di alloggio nella zona. Percorrendo la strada verso il parco, il primo luogo che si incontra sono le Magnetic Termite, termitai giganti dall'altezza di 3 metri, che ricordano in modo impressionante delle pietre tombali.
Il consiglio è di percorrere tutta la strada fino alle più lontane Wangi Falls, in modo da poterle ammirare quando i turisti non sono ancora arrivati. Qui, coccodrilli permettendo, ci si può immergere in un limpido laghetto con due splendide cascate che si gettano dalla parete rocciosa. Durante la stagione secca il pericolo coccodrilli è inesistente, mentre durante la stagione delle piogge il parco si allaga e i temibili rettili circolano praticamente ovunque.
Attraversiamo un tratto di foresta pluviale che conduce ad un punto panoramico sulle bellissime Tolmer Falls. Si può fare un altro rigenerante bagno in due punti: Alle Florence Falls, un'immensa pozza con bellissime cascate, e presso le Buley Rockhole, con idromassaggi naturali tra le rocce.
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See Angelo Zinna's photos
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The litchfield national park is one o...

The Litchfield National Park is one of the most beautiful natural parks in the Northern Territory, while being often in the shadow of the most famous Kakadu. Located half way between Darwin and Katherine, the park has four sets of waterfalls, of which most open to swimmers (especially in the dry months, from May to September), as well as the spectacular mounds of up to 5 meters height. Entrance to the park is free and it is possible to camp in areas used provided by the state, for a few dollars a night (about $ 5 each). Remember to fill up before entering the park, Bechelor, and bring enough cash, as the park has no ATM, and only a few shops accept non-cash payments.

Il Litchfield National Park e` uno dei parchi naturali piu` belli del Northern Territory, pur rimanendo spesso all'ombra del piu` famoso Kakadu. Situato a meta` strada tra Darwin e Katherine, il parco offre quattro gruppi di cascate, di cui la maggior parte aperte ai bagnanti (sopratutto nei mesi del dry, da Maggio a Settembre), oltre che agli spettacolari termitai che raggiungono i 5 metri di altezza. L'ingresso al parco e` gratuito ed e` possibile campeggiare nelle aree adibite fornite dallo Stato, per pochi dollari a notte (circa 5$ a testa).
Ricordate di fare il pieno prima di entrare nel parco, a Bechelor, e di portare con voi abbastanza contanti, dato che il parco non dispone di ATM, e soltanto pochi esercizi commerciali accettano pagamenti non in contanti.
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Reserve litchfield, with the kakadu, ...

Reserve Litchfield, with the Kakadu, one of the most coveted tourist destinations of Darwin. Many organizations offer "tours" of one to five days on site, camping under the stars and closer to this special kind. It is indeed a unique experience: the park is flooded with water from the monsoon half of the year, many water falls and natural pools to remain dry in winter (dry season). Among Aboriginal Litchfield, you will meet many insects (especially spiders and mosquitoes), pythons, ant colonies and nests of leaves, termites and towers of mud, freshwater crocodiles and their cousins ​​water salt, bandicoots (kind of rodent), giant bats, birds of all kinds ... And not to mention the plants of the rainforest! A must place that deserves the title!

La réserve de Litchfield est, avec celle de Kakadu, l'une des destinations les plus convoitées des touristes de Darwin. De nombreuses organisations proposent des "tours" de un à cinq jours sur place, en camping à la belle étoile et au plus près de cette nature si spéciale. C'est en effet une expérience unique : ce parc étant noyé sous les eaux de la mousson la moitié de l'année, de nombreuses chutes d'eau et piscines naturelles subsistent à la sécheresse de l'hiver (saison sèche). Parmi les autochtones de Litchfield, vous pourrez rencontrer de nombreux insectes (araignées et moustiques surtout), des pythons, colonies de fourmis et leurs nids de feuilles, termites et leurs tours de boue, des crocodiles d'eau douce et leurs cousins d'eau salée, des bandicoots (genre de rongeur), des chauve-souris géantes, des oiseaux de toute sortes... Et sans parler des espèces végétales de la forêt tropicale ! Un lieu incontournable qui en mérite le titre !
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See France Dutertre's photos
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A small kakadu

At about 1am Darwin, this national park boasts magnificent waterfalls, gorges, giant termite mounds and vegetation of all kinds. "Which is better: Litchfield and Kakadu?" This redundant question, opinions differ. The best is yet to see the two then, and make his own opinion! In the meantime, here are some facts: Litchfield is closer to Darwin Litchfield is smaller than Kakadu and can be visited in a day Litchfield is free while Kakadu costs $ 25 per person

Un petit kakadu

A environ 1h de Darwin, ce parc national arbore magnifiques cascades, gorges, géantes termitières et végétations en tout genre. "Lequel est le mieux: Litchfield ou Kakadu?" Sur cette redondante question, les avis divergent. L'idéal est encore d'aller voir les deux donc, et de se faire sa propre opinion! En attendant, voici quelques faits:
Litchfield est plus proche de Darwin
Litchfield est plus petit que Kakadu et peut se visiter en une journée
Litchfield est gratuit alors que Kakadu coûte $25 par personne
France Dutertre
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A park area much less frequent but also magical tabletopswang

This place seems dnu dintrt but certainly not for photographers, this wetland is beautifully flowered

Un endroit du parc beaucoup moins frequenté mais aussi magique tabletopswang

Cet endroit semble dénué d’intérêt mais certainement pas pour les photographes,cette zone humide est magnifiquement fleurie
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Litchfield national park

It's always great when someone picks up travelers. In Australia it works very well, at least when the tourists take the backpacks. The path of the park, we passed a gas station where we took breakfast / breakfast and guide blonde today gave us a shirt with a drawing of a vehicle with four-wheel drive to cross Australia. It is this vehicle that we do today's trip, crossing the road to the Stuart Litchfield Park, through the picturesque town of Batchelor, the gateway to the park. On the road eastwards happened us something quite unpleasant. We saw a lizard-of-collar and we stopped to photograph it. Suddenly, when we were about to do so, he warned about something, craned his neck, his mouth opened and unfolded its characteristic membrane around your neck. As we contemplate this spectacle during tenths of a second, because suddenly a car coming in the opposite direction hit the animal that passed under that and stood on the roadside in agony. The car did not even stop, and our guide, very much affected by it, ran up to the animal and killed it so it does not suffer no more. We continue our journey toward the park in silence, because I believe that what had touched them all. Upon arriving at the park, we took a bath in a river, drink and eat pasta. Then we visited two cascades / waterfalls (Florence and Tolmer) and went to the Lost City. The farmer Lindsay Crawford was the first to discover the so-called Lost City (Lost City), at the time of the Abner Ranges in 1880. The Lost City is characterized by its high rocky spirals, dotting the landscape in an area of ​​8 km ². To me, these stones of strange shapes reminded me a bit our Enchanted City of Cuenca, to give you an idea. Then we gave a dip in the natural pool of the falls / Waterfalls Wangi. This is the most famous area of ​​the park. At the base of the falls / waterfall there is a thermal lake naturally heated by the sun, near the base of the falls / waterfall to the left. You can make yourself walking down a trail that leads to a bridge in the rain forest, which rises to the top of the cascade / waterfall and descended the other side, a belvedere. From this area, you can go to the South with veícluo 4x4 until other cascades / waterfalls nearby: Sandy the Surprise Creek Falls and the Falls. As it started to rain, we stopped our bath and we protect our things, not to get wet. On the way back to Darwin, we had a barbecue, which is the quintessential Australian food. The barbecue (barbecue, BBQ or Barbie, as they say in Australia) is usually done outdoors on a plate gas or electric. And what begins to bake? Especially sausages and steaks. A curiosity is that each guest brings their own meat and drink, but as we had paid for the trip, others brought and we just ate whatever they put in the dish. Much water gave us very hungry. Our journal in Australia and New Zealand: ''

Litchfield national park

É sempre fantástico quando alguém vai buscar os viajantes. Na Austrália isso funciona muito bem, pelo menos quando os turistas levam as mochilas às costas. A caminho do parque, passamos por um posto de combustível onde tomamos o pequeno-almoço/ café da manhã e o guia loiro de hoje deu-nos uma camisa com um desenho de um veículo com tração nas quatro rodas a atravessar a Austrália. É nesse veículo que fazemos a viagem de hoje, atravessando a estrada Stuart até ao Litchfield Park, através da pitoresca localidade de Batchelor, a porta de entrada para o parque.

Na estrada para leste aconteceu-nos algo bastante desagradável. Vimos uma lagarto-de-gola e parámos para fotografá-lo. De repente, quando estávamos prestes a fazê-lo, ele, alertado por alguma coisa, levantou o pescoço, abriu a boca e desdobrou a sua característica membrana em torno de seu pescoço. Apenas pudemos contemplar esse espetáculo durante décimos de segundo, pois, de repente, um carro que vinha na direção oposta atropelou o animal, que passou por debaixo daquele e ficou na borda da estrada em agonia. O carro nem sequer parou, e o nosso guia, bastante afetado com aquilo, correu até ao animal e matou-o para que não não sofresse mais.

Continuamos nossa viagem em direção ao parque em silêncio, pois acredito que aquilo de que havia tocado a todos.

Ao chegar ao parque, tomámos um banho num rio, bebemos e comemos massas.

Em seguida, visitámos duas cascatas/cachoeiras (Florence e Tolmer) e fomos até à Lost City. O fazendeiro Lindsay Crawford foi o primeiro a descobrir a chamada Cidade Perdida (Lost City), na altura dos Abner Ranges, em 1880. A Lost City caracteriza-se pelas suas altas espirais rochosas, que pontilham a paisagem numa área de cerca de 8 km². A mim, estas pedras de formas estranhas lembravam-me um pouco a nossa Cidade Encantada de Cuenca, para dar-vos uma ideia.

Depois, demos uns mergulhos na piscina natural das cataratas/das cachoeiras de Wangi. Esta é a zona mais famosa do parque. Na base da cataratas/ cachoeira há um lago termal aquecido naturalmente pelo sol, perto da base da cataratas/cachoeira à esquerda. Pode fazer-se uma caminhada por um trilho que leva até uma ponte na floresta tropical, que se eleva até à parte de cima das cascata/cachoeira e descende pelo outro lado, por um miradouro. A partir desta zona, podemos ir até ao Sul com o veícluo 4x4, até outras cascatas/ cachoeiras próximas: as Sandy Creek Falls e as Surprise Falls.

Como começou a chover, interrompemos nosso banho e fomos proteger as nossas coisas, para não se molharem.

No caminho de volta para Darwin, fizemos um churrasco, que é a comida australiana por excelência. O churrasco (barbecue, BBQ ou Barbie, como dizem na Austrália) costuma ser feito ao ar livre, numa placa elétrica ou a gás. E o que é que se põe a assar? Sobretudo salsichas e bifes. Uma curiosidade é que cada convidado traz sua própria carne e bebida, mas como tínhamos pago a viagem, os outros trouxeram e nós apenas comíamos tudo o que nos punham no prato. Tanta água deu-nos muita fome.

Do nosso diário na Austrália e Nova Zelândia: ''
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