Litchfield National Park - Wangi Falls, Wangi Falls Walk

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26.05.2014

After we visited termite mounds and Buley Rockhole, we went to the Wangi Falls - Litchfield’s most popular and easily accessible attraction with a cafe, an art centre, a campground with all amenities including toilet, shower, and barbecue facilities. We stayed for a night and walked Wangi Falls walk next day.

Where to stay: Darwin, Litchfield, Nitmiluk and Kakadu National Parks Campsites Review

Wangi offers a place for a magic swim having two high waterfalls flowing into the pool. There is a wide grassy area near the pool where everyone can sit down and relax. Personally, I liked Wangi pool more than Florence Falls pool, mainly because it is easy to walk into the water (no slippery stones, just sand and steps).

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The only thing that worried me a little bit was this sigh saying that freshwater crocodiles can be found there.

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OK, for those who do not know anything about crocodiles: there are two types of crocs living in this area: freshwater crocodiles and saltwater crocodiles. Freshwater crocs are usually (usually, but not always!) shy and do not like when someone very noisy is swimming around. Saltwater crocodiles are dangerous - they are much bigger and can be aggressive all the times. So the sigh was saying that some freshwater crocodiles can be found there, near Wangi Falls, but haven’t seen any of them (thanks God!).

Next morning we went to the Wangi Falls Walk: short 1.6 km return walk, starting at Wangi Plunge Pool (see map of the walk here). The walk took us to a viewing platform at the base of the falls, through a monsoon forest, then via stairs up to the escarpment so we could enjoy the peace of the stone country above the falls. We went back and saw some butterflies and spiders near the walk.

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It took about 1.5h for us to complete it, as we stopped a lot to look at the surroundings.

We went further to the Lower Cascades Walk, Tolmer Falls and then back to the Florence Falls later in the day, see my other posts about that.

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