Today, I swam under three separate waterfalls. What did you get up to?
From what I can gather, Litchfield National Park is sometimes seen as the poor man’s cousin to the much larger and well known Kakadu. I have never been to Kakadu, but it does lie further along in our itinerary. As far as national parks go, Litchfield is a great size for exploring in a short amount of time, and it is little wonder that it is a popular day trip or weekend camping spot for Top End locals.
Mark actually discovered our accommodation. Most of the accommodation options for the park are in and around the township of Batchelor. We stayed at Litchfield Safari Park on the western side. At first I thought this was madness. Surely there must be a reason why most of the places to stay were in the eastern side? Turns out the only real reason for that is Batchelor; as far as exploring the natural wonders of Litchfield, the Safari Park is the perfect base.
We set up camp (hot and sweaty work even in a Top End “winter”) and decided to pay a visit to Wangi Falls, four kilometres down the road. The falls cascade into a beautiful plunge pool at the bottom, more than large enough to accommodate us, and the hundreds of others who chose to visit that afternoon. Wangi Falls is the most developed of all of the falls in the park. There is a popular campground a short distance away and a modern kiosk. The pathways are all paved and steps have been formed to make entry in and out of the plunge pool a breeze. Well it would be a breeze, if it weren’t for all Continue reading