Tolmer Falls is one of the most spectacular falls in Litchfield National Park. The falls cascade over two high escarpments into a distant, deep, plunge pool. The bottom of the falls is home to several colonies of rare Ghost Bats and Orange Horseshoe Bats.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Darwin travel south on the Stuart Highway for 85km, before turning off to Batchelor (15km). From Batchelor a further 55km will take you to the signposted Tolmer Falls turn off.

It is also accessible during the Dry Season via Cox Peninsular Road (50km south of Darwin on the Stuart Highway) and then Litchfield Park Road for 70km, which has a 11km unsealed section.


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Route/Trail notes:

This circular walk starts at the car park and follows the trail down to the viewing platform and lookout. From there, take the track to the left that leads along the top of the escarpment and then meanders through the woodlands and cycads back to the car park.

There is no access to either the falls or the plunge pool at its base. There is also a natural bridge arch over Tolmer Creek just above the falls, which is also inaccessible.



Other References/Comments:

How can I find more info? Any guide books? Litchfield NP has a whole range of walks and wonders to keep you occupied for days. Further details can be obtained from Litchfield National Park . 


Sweat sweat sweat. Plenty of water folks as the Top End swelter makes a gentle walk seem challenging.

Indie on 10 Apr, 2021

Easy walk, nice view

xxxNickyxxx on 3 Sep, 2019

Just walking down to the lookout and back was just too easy, so I followed the pleasant loop walk that provided better views of the surrounding vista. Tried to find a way down to the natural bridge, but there was no track and it looked too dangerous to bush-bash.

F.A.B. on 29 May, 2018

great walk

Mackamcb on 18 Oct, 2015

Fairly easy walk, perhaps not if you are not acclimatised to NT wet season.
Always bring plenty of water on Territory walks.

NerdTrails on 7 Apr, 2013

Medium Grade Walk, to an amazing waterfall

DrummerJeff on 28 Feb, 2012


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