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Approximately 8 Hours
Meals not included
Board an air-conditioned motorcoach for a day-long journey exploring one of Australia's great treasures -- Litchfield National Park.
A two-hour panoramic drive south from Darwin takes you past abandoned World War II airstrips and through the town of Batchelor. Entering Litchfield National Park, you'll drive another hour, ascending the rocky Tabletop Range, where dry woodlands and forests dominate the huge sandstone plateau. This fascinating, uniquely-beautiful area was originally the home of the Aboriginal Wagait people.
Travel through the park to the famous termite mounds. One of Litchfield's most fascinating sights, this collection of hundreds of termite mounds occupies a wide swathe of otherwise-empty ground. Some stand more than six feet tall, creating the appearance of a rather poorly maintained cemetery. Each mound is like and enormous magnetic compass, with its thin edge pointing north-south and its broad back facing east-west, minimizing their exposure to the sun. This ingenious design keeps the mounds cool for the termites inside.
After exploring the giant termite mounds, re-board your coach and head to the Litchfield Café (or similar) for a well-deserved lunch.
An afternoon drive brings you to Wangi Falls. The falls flow into a large, water hole surrounded by lush monsoonal rain forest, making them another of Litchfield National Park's most popular attractions.
Please note: The journey from Darwin to Litchfield National Park is approximately two hours in duration each way. To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, insect repellent, biodegradable sunscreen and bottled water. Bring along some local currency if you wish to purchase drinks with lunch. Some of the walking at the park will be over uneven ground.