Summary: A popular swimming spot and waterfall in Litchfield National Park, Wangi Falls drops about 50m into a deep and picturesque pool.

One of the best-known and most popular attractions in Litchfield National Park, Wangi Falls can get fairly busy. The waterfall drops about 50m via a series of segmented tiers into the most accessible swimming hole in Litchfield. The name of the falls dates back to about 1953, and is said to come from the name of a period in the seasonal calendar of the Nauiyu Nambiyu on the Daly River to the south of Litchfield – and it’s also the name of a local indigenous group.

It’s only a 200m walk from the carpark to the swimming hole, or there’s a 2.1km loop walk that crosses Wangi Creek above the falls. A trail also connects Wangi Falls to the Tabletop Track. The falls are accessible year-round, and while the waterfall is most impressive in the Wet Season (November-April), after heavy rain swimming can be unsafe due to strong currents or crocodiles.

Getting to Wangi Falls

Wangi Falls is reached from Darwin by a sealed road that’s accessible to all vehicle types including caravans, near the western boundary of the park – about 80km south of Darwin. The waterfall has a kiosk, toilets and a camping ground.

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