Northern Territory is packed full of jaw-dropping natural beauty—the only problem is picking which corner to check out first. Let us save you the headache and point you directly to the Top End, and in particular the incredibly dreamy Florence Falls.
Located in the heart of bucket-list-worthy Litchfield National Park—home to cultural sites of the Marranuggu, Koongurrukun, Werat, and Warray People—it’s just a 90-minute drive from Darwin.
While there are many stunning spots to check out in Litchfield (Berry Springs, Tjenya Falls and Walker Creek to name just a few), it’s Florence Falls that you want to make a beeline for.
Just an easy three-minute walk from the nearest car park, you’ll descend through lush green woodlands, where the trees make way to a stunning waterfall and natural plunge pool of crystal clear water. Trust us when we say it will be one of the best swims of your life.
Made up of two streaming falls, the area is encased by lush greenery and rugged rock face giving it a truly magical feel. Bring a picnic, soak up the rays on the exposed rocks and zen out to the sound of the bubbling water.
If you want to make a night of it (why not?), camping is available nearby at Florence Falls 2WD or Old 4WD campgrounds. Or if you want to bliss out (you really do), set up shop for the night at the stunning Hideaway Litchfield. Just 7km away these private, luxury cabins are set in tranquil native bushland and will allow you to tune out from the rest of the world and bask in our stunning backyard thanks to the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. There’s a private kitchen and outdoor deck too so you just need to bring the wine and cheese.
Prefer to leave the organising up to a local who knows their way around? Us too. This full-day Litchfield Park tour will show off the natural splendour of the area starting with the iconic Florence Falls. After taking a dip you’ll also get time to explore Tolmer Falls, Wangi Falls and feed the turtles at Howard Springs Nature Park. The tour includes lunch and return transport from Darwin. Keen? Head here to book.
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