13 Best Litchfield Camping Spots & Caravan Parks

Camping at Litchfield National Park is a great way to explore this popular Northern Territory attraction near Darwin. There is camping at Litchfield near Wangi Falls and Florence Falls. There are 4WD access sites in the Central Valley and on the Reynolds Track at Surprise Creek. You can also stay at caravan parks near Litchfield like Litchfield Safari Park.

Camping is a great way to the see the many waterfalls and swimming holes at your own pace. You can also see popular locations like Wangi Falls and Buley Rockhole before they get busy. Camping in Litchfield also gives you time to see more remote features like The Lost City and Surprise Creek.

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Litchfield National Park

Litchfield Camping – Facilities & Prices

Campgrounds in the Northern Territory are rated from A to D grade depending on their facilities and location. A Grade campgrounds differ from B Grade campgrounds by possibly having showers, rubbish bins and a basic camp kitchen.  Both have toilets, picnic tables, BBQs and tap water that you need to boil.

D Grade campgrounds have similar facilities to B grade sites but are in more remote locations.

The grade of the campground affects the price, but not as you might think. D Grade sites are the most expensive. You pay a premium for their ‘exclusive and exceptional’ location. Those are NT Parks words, not ours.  A Grade sites are more expensive than B Grade sites.

We mention what Grade each campground is in our description.

Litchfield Camping – Booking, Park Pass & Dogs

  • All campground sites at Litchfield National Park need to be booked in advance through the NT parks website.
  • All interstate visitors to Litchfield National Park need a park pass.
  • Dogs are not permitted in Litchfield National Park or the campgrounds within the park. Dogs are allowed at some caravan parks just outside Litchfield. We mention those later on.

Find out more about Litchfield National Park Waterfalls & Waterholes

Litchfield Camping Areas

Florence Falls Campground
Florence Falls Campground
Florence Falls Campground
Florence Falls Campground

Florence Falls – 2WD & Old 4WD Campgrounds – Category A

There are two campgrounds near lovely Florence Falls. Both are on sealed roads. The main difference between the 2WD and 4WD campground is that there is a steep hill down to the 4WD campground which might make it hard for caravans and some trailers.

Otherwise, the campgrounds are quite similar. Both have good sized, partially shaded sites and fire pits. From the 2WD Campground there is a walking track to Florence Falls Lookout. From the lower 4WD Campground there is a track to the plunge pool at the base of Florence Falls.

In both campgrounds there are unpowered sites only, generators are not permitted and there is patchy phone signal.

Florence Falls is a beautiful spot as well as the waterfall views and swimming spot at the base of the falls, you can also explore the Shady Creek loop walk through the forest. There is also a 1.7km track to nearby Buley Rockhole.

Wangi Falls Campground
Wangi Falls Campground
Wangi Falls Campground 2
Wangi Falls Campground

Wangi Falls Campground – Category A

In many ways, Wangi Falls is the heart of Litchfield National Park. It has the best facilities in terms of the café and picnic grounds. This extends to the campground which is also the best equipped in Litchfield.

This big, shady campground at Wangi Falls has sites for everything from tents to motor homes. It is all unpowered camping and generators are not permitted here. There is phone signal along with showers (with disability access). This is a drive in campground, but you can still reserve a site if you have a favourite spot.

It is only a short walk to Wangi Falls, the swimming area, Wangi Café and the starting point to the Wangi Loop Walk that features the Tree Top viewing area. Best of all, if you stay at Wangi Falls, you get to enjoy the place after all the tourist buses have left for the day.

Walker Creek Walk & Camp
Walker Creek Campsite

Walker Creek Campground – Category B

If you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Litchfield’s busier spots, then Walker Creek Campground might be for you. Walker Creek is located near the western entrance to Litchfield National Park. You can drive to the Walker Creek picnic area – a lovely spot for lunch – but you need park there and walk to your campsite.

There are 8 campsites dotted along Walker Creek which has swimming holes and cascades along its length. The closest site to the carpark, Rocky Falls, is 600m from the day use area. Campsite 8, named Long Creek, is 1.8km from the day use car park.

Facilities here are limited. There are toilets at the carpark and near campsites 6/7/8. The NT Parks website says there is also a block near Campsite 3, but we couldn’t spot them as we walked along. Otherwise, you get a fire pit and picnic table. There is no water or phone signal.

Walker Creek is lovely spot to unwind. You might want some bug spray but otherwise the beautiful setting is humming with wildlife and the creek and rock pools are a stunning spot to cool off.

Reynolds River 4WD
Historic Blyth Homestead © Tourism NT & Shaana McNaught

Sandy Creek-Tjaynera Falls – 4WD Only – Category B

This is the first of two campgrounds along the 4WD only Reynolds Track. The track comes off Litchfield Park Road between Tolmer and Wangi Falls. Sandy Creek Campground is near Tjaynera Falls which is 9km along Reynolds Track.

There are 14 unpowered sites at the Sandy Creek Campground. You get drop toilets, shower, unfiltered tap water and fire pits. Generators are not permitted and there is no phone signal. Sites 6 to 9 are closest to the toilets, and you can select these when you book. The campsite has lots of big trees so there is lots of shade.

From the campground it is a medium difficulty 1.7km hike to Tjaynera Falls where you can take a cooling dip.

Historic Blyth Homestead
Historic Blyth Homestead © Tourism NT & Shaana McNaught

Surprise Creek – 4WD Only – Category B

The perfect base for exploring the beautiful Surprise Creek Falls, the Surprise Creek Campground is 27km along Reynolds Track and 19km from Sandy Creek.

There are only 7 campsites here that form a ring around the drop toilet. This is one of the few campgrounds at Litchfield where it is recommended by NT Parks to BYO toilet paper. You will need to be completely self-sufficient here. There is no water or phone coverage, just a fire pit.

It is a short walk from the campsite to the falls. With a little rock scrambling you can access an amazing system of falls and plunge pools.

Lost City Litchfield
Lost City Litchfield

Central Valley Campgrounds – 4WD Only – Category D

There are 3 campgrounds dotted along East Reynold Creek in the Central Valley section of Litchfield National Park. Each campground has 10 – 12 sites. The road to these sites is the same track to the Lost City rock formations which lie outside this gated camping area. From the main road, it is 6km to the Lost City turn off and a further 11km to the campground gate.

There are several requirements for the Central Valley Campgrounds that differ to other campsites in Litchfield National Park. The main ones include:

  • High clearance 4WD are needed for Campgrounds 1 and 2 and a standard 4WD is needed for Campground 3. AWD cars won’t get the job done. There is steep access into Campgrounds 1 and 2.
  • No caravans or hybrid vans are permitted here, only tents and off road camper trailers allowed.
  • Booking is essential. You need a key to get through a locked gate. Key pick up is at either NT Parks Katheirne or Palmerston Office during office hours.
  • Facilities here are limited to pit toilets, There are no showers, water and only patchy phone signal if there is any at all. The sites at Campground 3 have their own private access down to the creek. However, the scenery is spectacular and there is lots of wildlife.
Litchfield Safari Park
Litchfield Safari Park
Litchfield Safari Park
Litchfield Safari Park

Litchfield Safari Camp

If you want to stay near Litchfield but like a few more creature comforts, Litchfield Safari Camp is your place. Litchfield Safari Camp is near the entrance to The Cascades and 5km from Wangi Falls.

Their accommodation ranges from unpowered and powered sites to ensuite sites and cabins. If you want to try something extra glamorous their glamping tents are beautiful. There is a full range of facilities too including hot showers, filtered water, free Wi-Fi, fire pits, new amenities blocks, a laundry and camp kitchen.

If you are travelling with a dog, Pet sitting is available with prior notice. However, dogs are not permitted in cabins or the glamping tents.

Camping Outside Litchfield National Park

There are also several caravan parks between Batchelor and Rum Jungle near the eastern entrance to Litchfield.

Litchfield Holiday Par
Litchfield Holiday Park

Litchfield Tourist Park

The closest caravan park to the Litchfield’s east entrance – Excellent range of cabin accommodation through to powered and unpowered sites for all sizes of camping set ups. Facilities include a café, BBQ area, laundry and pool. Pets are allowed here, there is even one dedicated dog cabin. While you look around Litchfield caravan park staff can do a pet check, but this must be prebooked.

Tumbling Waters Caravan Park
Tumbling Waters Holiday Park
Tumbling Waters Caravan Park
Tumbling Waters Caravan Park

Tumbling Waters Holiday Park

Located near Berry Springs and only 50 minutes from Wangi Falls. Tumbling Waters is a great choice near the western entrance to Litchfield. The grounds are amazing, you’ve never seen so many palm trees! There is a café, outdoor cinema, and their own crocodile sanctuary. It also only 10 minutes from Berry Springs Nature Park and the Territory Wildlife Park.

Batchelor Holiday Park
Batchelor Holiday Park

Batchelor Holiday Park

Located in Batchelor 15 minutes from Litchfield. Big range of villas and cabins are available. Camping options include powered sites with slabs and with or without ensuite, bush camping powered sites, unpowered campsites and covered tent sites with tables. Pets are welcome at the campsites. As well as the usual facilities there is mini golf, a free outdoor cinema and pool.

Banyan Tree Resort

Located near Rum Jungle 5 minutes from Litchfield. This is a smaller park with shaded grounds and of course the beautiful banyan tree. There are cabins, powered and unpowered sites available. There is also a bar, café, shaded pool and you might even get some live music. Dogs are not permitted here.

Sundance Farm CMCS RV Park

2km east of Batchelor. If you are a self-contained traveller after a friendly, good value, no frills camping spot this is your place. There is a dump point, freshwater and a spot where travellers can get together for happy hour. The prices are great and even cheaper if you are a CMCS member. The park is on a working farm with lake views.

Litchfield Outback Resort

Located in Batchelor 15 minutes from Litchfield. The resort offers a range of accommodation from motel rooms, apartments and non powered campsites. Set in gardens the facilities include a swimming pool, Cafe, Bar and Bistro on-site, laundry, amenities and free Wifi.

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