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Litchfield National Park | Northern Territory, Australia

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13° 4' 49.8828" S, 130° 44' 34.0728" E
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Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park - Tolmer Falls - Photo: Serendigity

Litchfield National Park, with its lush woodlands, spectacular waterfalls, sparkling plunge pools and tall termite mounds is an increasingly popular trip from Darwin. In Northern Territory terms it’s just a short two-hour drive away. What’s more all the main natural attractions – including Buley Rockhole and the dramatic Florence, Tolmer and Wangi falls - are easily accessible from Litchfield’s main road. Check out the cleverly-constructed termite mounds, swim in pandanus-lined pools and take scenic walks on a day trip.  Or stay, camp and hike or 4WD to the more remote reaches of the park.

Just a few kilometers after the park’s entrance you’ll see the surreal, tombstone-like field of giant termite mounds. Million-strong armies of tiny termites have built these on a north-south axis to protect the interiors from intense sun. Marvel at their intelligently designed buildings - many of which are more than 6,5 ft (2 m) tall – from the nearby boardwalk.

More infos: Wikipedia

Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park - Florence Falls - Photo: rjcox

Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park - Lost City - Photo: Thibaut en NZ

Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park - Wangi Falls - Photo: rjcox

Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park - Magnetic termite mounds - Photo: Natasha von Geldern

SUBMITTED ON 05.05.2014.