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Litchfield Tourist Park can be reached from Darwin or Katherine via very good sealed roads.

 

Once here, most of the roads in the area and to the major attractions in Litchfield National Park are sealed and easily accessible by all vehicles. 4WD enthusiasts can also have a bit of fun with dirt tracks leading to the more out-of-the-way sights. At the right time of year, you may even get a water crossing or two.

 

May to October is called the Dry Season as there is very little rain during this time of year. This is the most popular time of year for visitors as the weather is a little cooler and traditionally very predictable. Daytime temperatures range from 27 to 32 degrees Celsius with low humidity levels.

 

The low rainfall at this time of year makes it easier to access all attractions as some walks and waterfalls may be closed during the rainy months.

The Wet Season is - you guessed it – the wet season. It's the time of year we get the majority of our rain. This is our favourite time of year as the attractions are not so busy, the wildlife is abundant, the landscape is lush and green, creeks and waterfalls are in full flow and the evening lightning storms are better than fireworks over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on New Years Eve.

 

Whilst the 4WD tracks and some walking tracks close due to flooding, the majority of the Park remains open year round as much of this is by sealed road.  Some attractions like Wangi Falls close for swimming but remain open for viewing. And what a view, the water comes over the edge with such force that it can be heard from a great distance and makes for excellent photos. Generally Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole, which are the closest to us remain open for swimming year round.