One of mother natures’ finest works is free to enter and easy to explore. Swim underneath stunning spring-fed waterfalls that flow all year round, relax in crystal clear rockholes, try some of the walking trails through native woodlands and monsoon forests, be amazed by the fields of magnetic termite mounds and visit historic ruins. No wonder Litchfield National Park is the local’s favourite.
And guess what? It used to be cattle country. It started in 1984 when the Townsend family initiated talks with the NT Government to create a Territory Park. The following year a section of their Stapleton lease was surrendered to the Conservation Land Corporation and in 1986 was declared Litchfield National Park. Since then the park has doubled in size with the addition of Tipperary Station and parts of Camp Creek Station. The park was named after Frederick Henry Litchfield who was a member of the 1865 Finnis expedition who had been sent to the Territory to find areas suitable for settlement.