This is one of six campgrounds located within the Litchfield National Park. Non powered caravan camping sites are only available at Wangi Falls. 4WD camping areas (dry season only) are at Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek), Surprise Creek Falls and downstream from Florence Falls. Walk-in camping sites are available along Walker Creek. (dry season only).
Litchfield National Park is an aesthetically stunning landscape, shaped by water and time, culturally rich and steeped in history. Come and explore the thundering falls, the walking tracks, rainforest pockets, historic sites, the intriguing magnetic termite mounds, pandanus-lined pools and 4WD tracks.
This Park is spectacular at any time, though most 4WD tracks are closed during the wet season.
Some swimming areas such as Wangi Falls, become unsafe after heavy rain and are closed for swimming but the Wangi Falls Cafe and picnic facilities remain open.
Via Batchelor, 100 km south-west of Darwin, the Park is generally accessible all year (sealed roads) via Batchelor. In the dry season it is also possible to get to the Park via Cox Peninsula Road (which is unsealed).
Please note: GPS Co-Ordinates are approximate and provided in most cases to get you to the National Park entrance. Once inside the park there should be signs to the actual camp grounds. Failing this please check with National Parks for further directions.
FEES & BOOKINGS
Camping Fee per night: Adults: $6.60, Child (5-15 years): $3.30
Family (2 adults, 4 children): $15.40
Bookings are essential.
Facilities vary at each campsite, however most areas have an Emergency Call Device, toilet facilities and disabled access. The Wangi Falls Cafe is located at the Wangi Falls Centre. A Ranger Station is located at Batchelor and Walker Creek.
THINGS TO DO
There are many camping areas located throughout the Park, as well as picnic areas and bushwalking tracks. Some waterholes are safe to swim in. An Environmental Education Campground at Litchfield National Park has been created by Parks and Wildlife to provide a stimulating and safe place for teachers to bring young students face to face with nature. Litchfield is a haven for hundreds of native bird species. Black kites and other birds of prey are common during the Dry Season. The Yellow Oriole, Figbird, Koel, Spangled Drongo, Dollarbird and the Rainbow Bee-eater inhabit the sheltered areas close to waterfalls.
Generators are not permitted in Litchfield National Park.
Swim only where recommended, observe warning signs.
Pets are not permitted.
The rules listed above pertain to this particular camp site. For more detailed information direct from the National Parks web site, please click on the relevant links below.
FEES & PARK PERMITS, TRAVELLING TIPS, PETS IN PARKS, CROCODILES
We are still in the process of obtaining more information about this site.
Data & Photos courtesy of: Parks and Wildlife Commission Northern Territory.