1 Day Private Litchfield Tour – Off The Beaten Track

Delve into the stories and natural wonders of Litchfield National Park and witness the uniqueness of our tropical ecosystems and hear how we have worked with the land and the elements in the Northern Territory for centuries.

1 Day Private Litchfield Tour – Off The Beaten Track

Private tours are subject to a quote

This Top End Experience will immerse you in Australia’s spectacular North. The day includes Bushwalking through monsoonal forest and open savannah woodlands to scenic lookouts and swims in the crystal clear creeks and plunge pools, four wheel driving and exploring some of the historical pioneering landmarks, Cathedral and the Endemic Magnetic Termite mounds. You will allow delve into the stories and natural wonders of Litchfield National Park and witness the uniqueness of our tropical ecosystems and hear how we have worked with the land and the elements in the Northern Territory for centuries. Offroad Dreaming share their knowledge of combined decades of experience in the area to provide specific cultural, geographical and historical information of Tropical North Australia.


  • Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds
  • Reynolds River 4WD Track
  • Sandy Creek (Tjaynera Falls)
  • Blyth Homestead
  • Green Ant Creek (Tjaetaba Falls)
  • Tolmer Falls
  • Florence Falls

Private single day tour details

  • National Park entry fees
  • Permits
  • Chilled drinking water and snacks
  • Picnic lunch
  • Pick up from your Darwin accommodation at the start of the tour
  • Return to your accommodation at the end of the tour
  • Transport in a private, fully licensed, and permitted tour vehicle
  • Private and public activities as per itinerary
  • Guided tour of each location on your itinerary
  • Swimwear
  • Swim towel
  • Walking shoes
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sun hat and Sunscreen 30+
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Day pack for walks
  • A warm light jumper for cool mornings/nights
  • Lightweight waterproof clothing during the Shoulder Wet Season months (typically March, April, September and October)

Transport in a well-maintained air-conditioned vehicle, with tinted windows for comfort and UV protection

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Incidentals, e.g. fresh coffee at comfort stops
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Flights to and from Darwin
  • Pre and post-tour overnight accommodation
  • Travel Insurance
1 Day Private Litchfield Tour - Off The Beaten Track
Leaving the city behind, we make our way southwest towards the beautiful Litchfield National Park, using one of the lesser-travelled roads.
At our first stop, we view an impressive stand of the endemic Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds and hear about the important role they play in our unique Top End ecosystem. Continuing on, we make a brief comfort stop before heading further into Litchfield and turning onto the Reynolds River 4WD track. This leads us to the Off the Beaten Track locations in the southern part of the park which are only accessible by four-wheel drive. Now off-road, the track leads us to Sandy Creek Falls (Tjaynera Falls). From the parking area, the natural path is a one point six kilometre trail along the edge of the creek. This luxurious swimming spot hosts a pristine waterfall and plunge pool. Here, you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Litchfield National Park.
After a freshly prepared picnic lunch, we visit the Old Blyth Homestead. Built by the Sargent Family in 1928 and abandoned in the 1960s, it has recently been restored and serves as a reminder of the trials and tragedies of the earlier pioneering days in the region.
Our travels then take us into the central region of Litchfield where we visit Green Ant Creek (Tjaetaba Falls). Here, the two point seven kilometre path surrounded by Carpentaria Palms, Paperbark and Fig trees follows the creek, then climbs steeply to Tjaetaba Falls Lookout and to cooling waters where we can lounge and relax in the rock pool atop the waterfall.
After a refreshing afternoon snack, we start our journey back towards Darwin. On our way, we visit Tolmer Falls, one of Litchfield’s most spectacular waterfalls, and Florence Falls from the easily accessible lookout. We then head back north towards Darwin, returning early in the evening.

Guidelines for your travel with us here in Australia’s Top End:

Offroad Dreaming will host your visit through the Northern Territory.  Offroad Dreaming Guides will use their knowledge, training and experience, along with our exceptional customer service standards, to share some of the quality experiences and activities the Top End offers.  Our Guides are fully licensed and accredited, and first-aid qualified. They hold knowledge certification and Ochre cards where required.  All our Guides are hand selected, with appropriate experience and references.  We will work with you to find the right Guide for your group.

You will not need to bring any food with you.

We provide fresh snacks and meals based on whole food ingredients, which can be amended to cater for special dietaries when required. Chilled, filtered drinking water is provided. Please bring a refillable water bottle.

Itinerary Changes

Throughout the day, if you would like to amend the itinerary or spend more or less time at each location, please consult with your Guide, who can restructure the day as you go.


Please be aware of the walking distance of each trek and take a full water bottle with you each time. You will walk on bush tracks with loose dirt, sticks and stones. Suitable supportive footwear is recommended.

Travel Distances

Distances between locations in the Northern Territory can be vast. Itineraries are designed to minimise driving times as much as possible. Your drive will be broken up with regular comfort stops, and you are welcome to discuss additional stops with the Guide at any time. Some of our larger vehicles also have onboard toilet facilities.

The Vehicle

Offroad Dreaming has a variety of their own 2 Wheel Drive and 4 Wheel drive vehicles available for your transport. We will allocate you the most suitable vehicle depending on your group size and itinerary. We also work with other local vehicle providers when additional or extra sizes of vehicles are required. All vehicles are fully accredited, licensed, and insured to carry passengers and fitted with specific tour vehicle plates and are maintained to a high standard. Our vehicles are not wheelchair accessible.  Small walking aids can be stored in the back of the vehicle or trailer, depending on group size or vehicle.


Wildlife, such as wallabies, birds, snakes, frogs and lizards, can be spotted and observed throughout the region, which is made up of Savannah Woodlands, Monsoon Forest and sandstone formations.  We do not approach wildlife but will have the opportunity to observe them in their natural habitat.  Most of our wildlife is not naturally aggressive and generally does not approach humans unless provoked. Many species of snakes inhabit the Top End of Australia. Not all are venomous. Your Guide is fully trained to manage any health and safety requirements. Spider bites can cause mild sickness. Their bites are not fatal. Estuarine crocodiles do inhabit our waterways. Regular water surveys are carried out in designated swimming spots. Please observe swim safety signs at all times. Your Guide will also be available with safety updates.

Subject to change

Your itinerary may be subject to change due to cultural, seasonal and/ or environmental conditions. We aim to replace unavailable activities and locations with suitable alternatives.


Our Dry Season runs from May to October, and the weather is typically dry with light winds. Daytime temperatures average in the mid-30s, with low humidity and mild nights ranging from 15-25°C. November to April is the Wet Season in the Top End, tropical storms bring long-awaited rain, and the bush comes alive. Days can be sunny and dry and not adversely affected; however, it is monsoon season, and the rains can cause localised flooding, resulting in temporary road closures.  We are given advance notice of upcoming weather events and will make appropriate amendments to your itinerary.  In extreme cases, we may have to cancel.  Temperatures can range from 20-30°C overnight and up to the high 30s and 40s during the day.  Humidity levels often reach 80% or more, causing the temperature to feel hotter than it is.