Litchfield is a popular National Park in the Northern Territory, which is about 1500 kilometres square in size. The area was declared a National Park in 1986 and is named after Fred Litchfield an early explorer of the Northern Territory.
The aboriginal people have lived in the area of Litchfield for thousands of years, as the area is abundant with wildlife and nature. Litchfield is so popular that every year over a million people come to visit the national park.
Litchfield National Park also contains Aboriginal sacred sites and visitors are recommended to check with the National Parks and wildlife as camping fees also apply for those wanting to spend some time in the outback.
There are several hotspots to Litchfield form bushwalking trails to stunning waterfalls. Two of the best waterfalls to are Florence Falls and Tjaynera Falls, which is also known as Sandy Creek. Both waterfalls feature some excellent rock pools and make a perfect place to relax and go for a swim.
Litchfield National Park also features The Lost City that is a series of shaped sandstone rock formations. It is named the lost city as the area looks like the ruins of a lost civilisation from the past, which is not the case as it was created by wind and rain erosion.
Blyth Homestead in Litchfield is of significant heritage and a great attraction for tourists visiting the area. Harry Sargent established the homestead in 1928 as an outstation. It is constructed out of corrugated iron and pine trees and is a typical example of early day settler buildings in the outback.
Another great attraction not to miss in Litchfield National Park is the massive wedge-shaped termite mounds. The termites feed on plant debris from the flooding season and the mounds are spectacular as they are all aligned in a North to South direction.
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