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Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin

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icon11 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Explore a landscape of ancient rock formations, monsoon forests, and cascading waterfalls on this full-day tour from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. Marvel at massive termite pillars, take a dip in natural swimming holes, and explore rock pools at the base of the sparkling falls. Enjoy lunch at the Litchfield Café and learn of the Aboriginal legends that surround this pristine landscape.
  • Full-day guided tour to Litchfield National Park from Darwin
  • Take in the amazing scenery of the Tabletop Range
  • Visit several popular spots including Florence Falls, Tolmer Falls, and Wangi Falls
  • Swim in gorgeous rock pools fed by waterfalls
  • Learn from your knowledgeable guide about the plants, animals, and history of the region
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch at Litchfield Cafe in the national park
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Lunch
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Live commentary on board
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
National Park fees
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Food and drinks, unless specified

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Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. Please refer to your voucher for your hotel pick-up time or call the operator. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list. If you wish to change your pick-up location, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the dropdown list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
Take a break from the urban bustle on a full-day escape to Litchfield National Park. After morning pickup at your Darwin hotel or a central meeting point, soak up the scenery and listen to your guide’s narration on the drive to the park. As you approach, you are greeted by inspiring views of Tabletop Range, a sandstone plateau adorned with a curtain of cascading waterfalls. 

Inside the park, marvel at giant cathedral termite mounds and learn how these astonishing structures are built by armies of tiny insects. Continue on to Florence Falls, where a 135-step stairway leads to an enchanting natural swimming hole. Take a refreshing dip if you like, and enjoy the surrounding monsoon forest.

Rest and recharge with a cold buffet lunch at the Litchfield Café, where you can indulge in a slice of famous cheesecake. After lunch, travel to nearby Wangi Falls, where year-round currents pour into a large swimming hole. Go in for another swim (during drier months), or simply admire the lush rain forest scenery if water levels are too high. Finally, visit one last glorious cascade, Tolmer Falls, which empties into a deep rock pool. 

On the return drive to Darwin, relax in the late afternoon light and listen to local Aboriginal legends about the park’s ancient attractions. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your Darwin hotel in the evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Florence Falls
View the double waterfalls of Florence Falls from a high vantage point before making your way down to take a dip in the plunge pool below.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tolmer Falls
Continue to the spectacular Tolmer Falls, home to several colonies of rare ghost and orange horseshoe bats.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Wangi Falls
Wangi Falls is the most accessible of rock pools and is the perfect place for you to take a final dip today
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Stop for a photo at the Termite Mounds, the work of local termites, standing upright like magnetic compasses
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Howard Springs Nature Park
Visit Howard Springs Nature Park, a great place to see wildlife including turtles, barramundi and freshwater fish
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please bring sun protection, insect repellent, water bottle, swim wear and towel
  • Please note: during the wet season your itinerary may differ slightly
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • During the booking process you will be required to choose your hotel pick-up details. If your hotel does not appear in the drop down list the supplier does not pick-up from your hotel and you will be required to contact the supplier to arrange a suitable alternative
  • Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on our tours providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle. Wheelchairs will be stored under the vehicle whilst in transit. If travelling with a wheelchair, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure your wheelchair can be accommodated.
  • If travelling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure the can be accommodated.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY AAT Kings
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin.

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  • "A perfect option for those who wants a one day trip and doesn’t have two or three days to visit kakadu." See review
  • "The tour is a must do and you need to experience the natural pools." See review
  • "No USB or Power Outlets on the bus as advertised." See review

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star-5
Fantastic tour
Sylvia_S
, Aug 2022
We went to the waterfalls and termite mounds. There was plenty of time to swim at the falls. The bats at Wangi Falls were a wonderful highlight. The guides were fantastic. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Paradise Found
helen_c
, Jul 2022
Wangi Falls was a standout location. Waterfalls..... gorgeous rock formations and a huge swimming area. The most amazing place to swim that I've ever visited. The rest of Litchfield was equally fascinating. Wonderful places to swim and wander. The giant termite mounds were also fascinating.
star-5
The swimming in the ponds...
elizabeth_d
, Jul 2022
The swimming in the ponds at the falls and the information given Well run and pleasant tour with good guide
star-5
Stimulating and fun
Doz_W
, Jul 2022
Graham the driver was excellent, wonderful experience, learning more about our beautiful country. Meeting fellow travellers is just the best, sharing stories.
star-4
A great day trip.
Bernadette_K
, Jun 2022
This tour is really good. Litchfield Park has some beautiful waterfalls just a pity we didn't get to swim at Wangi Falls due to Crocodile sightings.
star-4
Interesting Trip to Litchfield
Laura_S
, Jun 2022
We enjoyed the trip! It was well planned. The tour guide was very nice. We could swim in one pool! That was great. The food was also very good!
star-2
would not recommend
Sara_M
, May 2022
Swimming under the waterfall was a lovely experience but the organisation of the tour was a shambles.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Sara, Thank you very much for your feedback. Jess from AAT Kings
star-1
Over priced, underwhelmed
Rob_G
, May 2022
Very little. An overpriced experience I would rather forget. Tour guide lacked accurate knowledge and failed to point out many obvious points of interest.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Rob, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience. I'll pass it on to relevant teams. Jess from AAT Kings
star-1
Don’t trust Viator with your travel arrangements!
Joanna_W
, Apr 2022
Viator gave us incorrect pickup times for the hotels so the trip went without us. There were no contact details to message either the tour operators or Viator. Never trust Viator to book your travel arrangements. Do it yourself.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Joanna, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'll double check that contact details and pick up times are noted for our guests. Jess from AAT Kings
star-4
A long day worth having
William_C
, Apr 2022
Comfortable coach Very experienced knowledgeable and friendly driver Plenty of very cold water offered Lunch was just ok. The staff in the cafe were unfriendly and virtually pushed us out before we had finished Disappointed that we were unable to have a swim as the stairs to the one pool offered were not able to be managed by either of us The Termite nests were fascinating as was the Barramundi Farm
star-4
Enjoyed every part of...
alan_g
, Apr 2022
Enjoyed every part of this tour, the tour guide is quite informative, enthusiastic and very kind. The only part I didn't enjoy was during the booking period where the lady at the admin was very rude when I was confirming my booking details. She said there is now only 1 pick up location being the Mantra hotel in the city (though it didn't state this online), yet people were getting picked up from other locations. So she not only clearly lied to me over the phone but also had a bad attitude about it all. I would have rated this experience all stars if it wasn't for her rudeness.
star-4
Good day out in Litchfield
Michel_H
, Apr 2022
Good one day trip from Darwin. Stopped at a number of rather excellent waterfalls. Didn’t feel too rushed. Arrangements such as pickups and drop-offs and lunch were very well organised. Tour guide Shane gave enough but not continuous commentary. Online bookings was easy and worked.
star-4
The swimming holes and...
Luba_P
, Apr 2022
The swimming holes and waterfalls were spectacular- would have liked to stay at one spot for longer rather than stop at 2
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Luba, many thanks for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your visits to the amazing waterfalls of Litchfield National Park. There are quite a few stops we make to ensure that guests with limited time in the Top End are able to make the most of visiting this incredible destination, we will be sure to pass on your feedback to our operations team. Kind Regards, Jacob from AAT Kings
star-5
Awesome
Jacqueline_B
, Feb 2022
Amazing day and our driver was amazing. Sites were incredible. Day was very well organised. Will definitely come back and do it again in the dry season so I can have the full experience and swim.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hi Jacqueline, many thanks for your kind words & we are so glad that you enjoyed your time out in Litchfield National Park. I must agree, visiting in the dry season is the perfect way to experience the Top End waterfalls, we hope to welcome you on board very soon. Kind Regards, Jacob from AAT Kings
star-5
Litchfield National Park Tour
Charlotte_B
, Feb 2022
Had an amazing day with our tour guide/driver Shane who was extremely knowledgeable and most unselfish in sharing his knowledge and wit. The tour is a must see in the NT the waterfalls are amazing and the park wonderous a definite visit to nature
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hi Charlotte, thanks very much for the positive feedback on your tour to Litchfield with Shane, such an amazing destination to travel to. I will be sure to pass this on to our team in Darwin along with Shane himself. Kind Regards, AAT Kings
star-5
Unforgettable
Bert
, Sep 2021
Everyone in my group enjoyed ever part of it. Driver Calem was very knowledgeable on all areas we visited would recommend him to our friends.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Bert, Thank very much for your review and we are delighted to ready you enjoyed touring Litchfield with us. We will pass your comments onto our Guide Calem, and he really enjoys sharing his knowledge with our guests. We hope to welcome you back on board an AAT Kings tour again in the future. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
star-4
Great Day
MsJoanne_V
, Aug 2021
Tour was really interesting. Even more so because Troy the Tour Guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. Time we spent in each stop was just right.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear MsJoanne_V, Thanks very much for your review of our Litchfield tour and it sounds like you had an awesome day. We will pass on your feedback to our Guide Troy, and at AAT Kings we pride ourselves on our guides and their ability to bring the destination to life for our guests. Hopefully welcome you back on board an AAT Kings tour again in the future. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
star-5
Professionally run along with a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide
Alan_R
, Jul 2021
Tremendous tour with a passionate tour leader that enjoys his job. Especially the advice on a swimming hole no-one knew about. Considering the amount of vehicles and people at the tourist sites this was an excellent way to see Litchfield National Park.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear MrsToni_R, Thanks for your review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed touring Litchfield with AAT Kings. We are so glad that you enjoyed the swimming and it is a really fun aspect of our trip and really brings you back to nature and the wonderful delights of our country. Thanks for touring with us and hopefully see you soon on another AAT Kings tour. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
star-5
Great knowledge
Fern_M
, Jul 2021
Shane was great. He had so much knowledge and Experience. We felt like we got a lot out of the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Fern_M, Thanks for taking the time to review our tour, and we are delighted to read you enjoyed touring with our guide Shane. We hope you enjoyed your time in the Top End and thanks for choosing AAT Kings. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
star-4
Interesting day
Bruce_W
, Jul 2021
Litchfield tour was very interesting. Enjoyed the falls, so disappointing that Wangi was not swimmable but unavoidable. Howard Springs Nature Park stop off proved to be delightful. Guide very knowledgeable. Thank you for a good day.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Bruce_W, Thanks for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed exploring Litchfield National Park with AAT Kings, and thanks for your understanding in regard to the closure at Wangi Falls on that particular day. Our guides really enjoy bringing the destination to life for our guests and we appreciate the feedback. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Top End and see you soon on another AAT Kings tour. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings

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