Kakadu & Litchfield National Parks

Kakadu & Litchfield National Parks

We did a three day tour of the top end of Australia which included crocodile spotting on the Mary River and seeing ancient rock art sites in Ubirr. We also visited several waterfalls and swam in the fresh pools below them. Both Kakadu and Litchfield national parks have plenty of stunningly picturesque waterfalls to visit, which make a welcome stop during the heat of the dry season. The highlight for us was the top pool at Gunlom falls in Kakadu. After a long and sweaty hike to the top of the escarpment you reach a natural infinity pool. The water is refreshingly cold and perfect for enjoying views across the dusty landscape. We spent a whole morning swimming in the different levels of pools, through gorges and over rocks at the top of the waterfall.

Gunlom Falls hike

We also visited Wangi Falls and Buley Rockholes which proved to be excellent swimming spots too. The weather was so hot it was nice to have the opportunity to cool off at a natural water feature at every stop on our tour.

The region is also home to gigantic termite mounds which dot the landscape like statues.

Our tour was Buffalo Dreaming with Way Out Back, organised and arranged for us by Backpackers World Travel.

19 Responses

  1. […] best thing to do in Darwin is in fact to leave it. A trip to the many waterfalls of Kakadu and Litchfield national parks is, in our opinion, unmissable. Exploring the aboriginal rock art sites in Ubirr […]

  2. Thank you for visiting. All the best to you and in your travels.

  3. Beautiful !! Great photos !

  4. Lovely photos! I wish digital photography had been around 30 years ago when I visited some of these places. Look forward to more posts from you.

  5. I haven’t been to Australia or New Zealand yet…looks beautiful!!

  6. I remember the termite mounds when I travelled to NT about twelve years ago. Kakadu & Lichfield were spectacular. Lovely photos on your post. I look forward to reading some more of your posts which I will do now.

  7. thanks for follow and looking forward to seeing more of your posts!

  8. Those termite mounds make for a surreal landscape!

  9. Congrats on your seeing the importance of following your heart and spirit, instead of the ball and chain of material pursuits. Love your adventures and photos.
    Thanks for the follow. Dawn Starr

  10. You take really good pictures! 😊

  11. I remember meeting a park ranger at Litchfield who told me that they clear all the crocs out before opening the park every year. Good thing that! Great pics.

  12. Looks beautiful 🙂 Nice to meet you!

  13. Thanks for the follow. I like your photos.

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