At only 1,500 sq kilometers, Litchfield National Park is jam packed with wondrous natural sites, despite being only 7.5 % the size of Kakadu National Park. Situated 130km's southwest of Darwin, it's an easy drive for a day trip.
Litchfield was established in 1986 by Frederick Henry Litchfield, a member of the Finniss Expedition from South Australia. This expedition had already been exploring for more than 30 years in a bid to start a settlement at the mouth of the Adelaide River.
Litchfield National Park is also home to the majestic Magnetic Termite Mounds. Some of which tower more than 4 metres high. These amazing architectural feats can be found all throughout the Northern Territory. Here in Litchfield, you can view a major batch of these mounds from a formal viewing area. Located 17 kilometres from the Eastern Boundary of the Park and 2WD accessible, you can view some of the largest Termite mounds known as Cathedral Termite Mounds.