Located an easy 90-minute drive from Darwin, Litchfield National Park encircles the Tabletop Range, which is known for stunning waterfalls, naturally formed swimming holes, sculptural cliffs, monsoon forest and massive sculptural termite mounds.
Leave Darwin early to make the most of your day. After hotel pickup, travel by air-conditioned minivan along the Stuart Highway through red desert wilderness. Before entering Litchfield National Park, stop for a guided tour of the Magnetic and Cathedral termite mounds, massive structures that rise 20 feet (6 meters) high like miniature skyscrapers. Termites form tunnels and chimneys and intricate arches in the mounds, which can be viewed from nearby boardwalks.
Next up, continue your drive into Litchfield National Park and spend the day discovering several scenic spots. Swim in natural rock pools formed at the base of Florence Falls and Wangi Falls (seasonal) and enjoy a barbecue lunch. In the afternoon, head to Buley Rockhole, where a series of waterfalls and swimming holes are perfect for a refreshing dip and exploring on foot.
Your tour ends with return to Darwin in the early evening and drop-off at your hotel.