Florence Falls

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  • Day43

    Darwin (Litchfield Nat. Park)

    July 29, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    Owing to our altered itinerary, our planned stop in Litchfield had to be scrapped. Luckily, it's an easy 134km drive from Darwin so we decided to make it a day trip instead.
    Our first stop were the Magnetic Termite mounds which are different to the Cathedral Termite mounds we've seen so many of up here. The Magnetic mounds are really narrow and are built to align north/south, in theory so one side is always in shade. They also only build them on flood plains. We caught the end of the ranger talk and he pointed out how to spot a "live" mound versus a "dead" one - the live ones have a jagged ridge along the top of them.
    It was Show weekend in Darwin so it was reasonably busy with lots of locals who obviously had the same idea as us! We checked out the campsites at Florence Falls where we had planned to stop and they were both pretty busy so we were glad we hadn't bothered to pack up the van to bring it down for a couple of nights.
    We headed down the 135 steps to the Plunge Pool at the bottom of Florence Falls, enjoyed some morning tea and a refreshingly cool swim in the pool (with quite a few other people!) and then walked back to the car park along the pretty Shady Creek Walk which meanders along next to the creek and then up through the drier Savanna Woodland before joining up to the creek again. In the lower section, the trail is lovely and shady and green like a Queensland rainforest, however it's called monsoon forest up here. There were some great little picnic spots along the creek near the car park which would be perfect to stop and have something to eat and a dip in the cool water but we decided to head to Buley Rockhole for lunch.
    We drove the couple of kms back down the road and joined a LOT of other people for a refreshing swim in the cool clear water. It's so naturally beautiful at this spot with the water cascading into pools down the hillside. The crowds began to thin out in the early afternoon and we had our own rock pool to sit and relax in. The kids also enjoyed jumping into a really deep rock pool at the top of the pools - a bit like a swimming pool except prettier!
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  • Day195

    Litchfield Nationalpark

    August 22, 2016 in Australia ⋅

    En schöne Park mit ganz anderer Vegetation als i dene wommer bis ez gsi sind. Und me chan i Krokodil sichere Pools mit Wasserfall bade :)

    I de erste Nacht hemmer de Josh und Garreth, zwei jungi Australier, kenneglernt und es Bierli zämme trunke :) druff abe simmer direkt as Gebifest vom Josh iiglade worde - voll cool!!

    Litchfield National park is a very nice park with a completly different vegetation. We went swimming in crocodile-safe pools.

    During the first evening we met Josh and Garreth, two "young" australians and had a beer together. After that Josh invited us to his birthday party on friday at his place in Darwin.
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  • Day40

    Litchfield National Park

    May 18, 2018 in Australia ⋅

    Two people on the way recommended going to the Litchfield National Park. While investigating what's there to do we couldn't find anything particularly interesting.
    Even more were we surprised by this beautiful place with waterfalls, swimming holes and termite mounds. We spent the whole day here doing some shorter walks and swimming in a waterfall.Read more

  • Day8

    Buley Rockholes, Litchfield Nationalpark

    October 11, 2016 in Australia ⋅

    Wunderschöner Tag im Litchfield national park. Leider war der Florence pool bei den Florence falls gesperrt. (4 wochen noch) Dennoch konnte man bei den Buley Rockholes und den Wangi Falls gut schwimmen. Der ganze park ist aber voll mit fliegen die dich keine sekunde verschnaufen lassen 😆

    Trotzdem ist es einer der wenigen Orte in der umgebung wo das Wasser noch kühl und ohne tödlichen besuchern ist 👍
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  • Day183

    Litchfield National Park

    June 8, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    We loved Litchfield and it's spectacular waterfalls, gorges and swimmimg spots. We also loved that it was free (take note Kakadu).

    We stayed 3 nights at Florence Falls campground ($13.20 pn) which had toilets, hot showers, kitchen, fire pits and only a short walk to the falls. We were surrounded by trees so it proved a bit difficult to catch sun for the solar panels, but we survived.

    Loved Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole, Tolmer Falls, and Wangi Falls, although we didn't swim at Wangi (dozens were) as crocs had been sighted.

    We spent a lot of time cooling off in the various swimming spots as it was warm during the day, but thankfully it cooled off at night.

    Temperature 21-31°
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  • Day17

    Litchfield National Park: Florence Falls

    July 4, 2016 in Australia ⋅

    We drove 130klm south of Darwin to Litchfield NP this morning and set up tent. This is our 5th camp site since leaving just over 2 weeks ago. Litchfield was declared a NP in 1986 with its monsoon rainforest, waterfalls and sandstone outcrops. This was home to the Wagait peoples. It is named after a European explorer, and has been used for tin and copper mining. The falls are near or camp ground so an afternoon dip was in order filed by camp coffee and a drive to Buleys Rockhole and along a 4WD track to The Lost City (formation of weathered sandstone blocks and pillars...a little underwhelming after Kakadu).Read more

  • Day22

    Litchfield National Park

    May 23, 2018 in Australia ⋅

    Litchfield National Park is a must-see if you're in the Top End.
    It's home to several stunning waterfalls that cascade into crystal clear pools, iconic magnetic termite mounds and clusters of weathered sandstone pillars at the Lost City.
    Swimming under the falls and relaxing in waterholes is a favourite pastime for visitors and locals alike.Read more

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