What Is The Best Time To Visit Litchfield National Park?

Is Kakadu or Litchfield better?

Go to Lichfield. It's more compact and the attractions (and there are many) are therefore closer together. It's also closer to Darwin, so less travelling means more time to enjoy the park. Kakadu you pay a fee now to enter, Litchfield is free.

What is the best time of year to go to Darwin?

Best time to visit Darwin

To have the most comfortable trip, the dry season between May to October is going to be the best time for you. You'll also find most of our famous events such as the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and Darwin Festival happen during this time.

How many days do you need in Kakadu?

Ideally three days are required, though seven days or more will reward you with an experience that you will never forget. We have come up with some itineraries that will help you build your 'Kakadu Experience'.

Do you need a 4WD for Litchfield?

It's an impressive sight but you'll need a 4WD to make it over the rough track. It's best to leave the driving to a local expert and sign up for a tour. AAT Kings has a great full-day tour of Litchfield with lunch provided, taking in the termite mounds, as well as Florence, Tolmer and Wangi falls.

Is Litchfield worth visiting?

Litchfield is spectacular, and completely worth the effort you'd make to get there. Everything is so close, so easy to get to and stunning. It is busy, but that's the price you pay when everything is so easy to get to, and so beautiful. We visited Kakadu first, and were really impressed with it.

Can you do Litchfield in a day?

A day exploring Litchfield National Park. Jump in a swimming hole, marvel at a termite mound and swim beneath (or soar above) waterfalls during a day in Litchfield. But if you're short on time, you can discover Litchfield's highlights with this one-day itinerary.

What is the best time to visit Kakadu?

Kakadu National Park In The Dry Season

The dry season (May - September) is considered the best time for travel. Most roads are open and the weather is reliable. Sometimes you hear that June to August is the best time, because it is the coolest time of the year.

Do you need a pass for Litchfield National Park?

You don't need a permit to enter Litchfield National Park. If you're looking to stay in one of the camping areas, you may need to pay a fee on site.

Do I need a 4WD for Kakadu?

We'll be honest, to access the best parts of Kakadu National Park, a 4WD is essential. Many great spots are accessible in a 2WD. However, you won't be able to access any waterfalls, gorges or swimming holes as they are all located on unsealed roads. If visiting in the wet season 4WDs must also be fitted with a snorkel.

Where can I base myself in Kakadu?

Kakadu covers nearly 20,000 square kilometres, making it one of Australia's largest national parks. Distances between sites in the park can be long so allow plenty of time for driving. Darwin is the perfect place to base yourself for adventures in the Northern Territory.

What is the hottest month in Darwin?

Darwin has dry periods in June, July, August and September. The warmest month is November with an average maximum temperature of 33°C (91°F). The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 30°C (86°F).

How long does it take to drive from Darwin to Kakadu?

From Darwin to the Kakadu National Park entry it's 152 kilometres, which will probably take you about one hour and 45 minutes.

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