Keen walkers can take advantage of the tranquility and choose from 2 swimming spots

Cascades is divided into 2 sections, upper and lower.

To access either section you need to walk along rugged bushland.

The walks are graded moderate to difficult.

Cascades is considered a quieter and more tranquil swimming hole than other locations in Litchfield National Park.

Visitors often comment that they had the place to themselves or with only a handful of other visitors.

There are picnic tables and toilets close to the carpark.

Camping is not allowed.

Check if the park is open


Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Lower section swimming Open                                   -
Upper section swimming Open               -
Cascades Loop Walk Open   -


There are 2 swimming locations that form part of the upper and lower Cascade walk in Litchfield National Park.

Visitors enjoy Upper Cascades for its shallow rock pools, often referred to as a natural spa.

Lower Cascades has deeper rock pools and waterfalls to explore.


The Cascades walks are in rugged bushland - the path is steep, uneven, rocky and often in full sun.

The track is best suited to fit adults and older children who come prepared for the challenge.

You must have appropriate footwear, be sun smart and take water.

Lower Cascades

Length of the walk
Distance 2.6km return
Time 1.5 hours
Grade Grade 4 - moderate to difficult

Start at the car park. The quickest way to Cascades Creek is by this shady walk.

This walk is closed in the Wet Season due to flooding and an increased risk of crocodiles.

Upper Cascades

Length of the walk
Distance 3.3km loop in the Dry Season
3.6km return in the Wet Season
Time 2 hours
Grade Grade 4 - moderate to difficult

Start at the car park. This walk takes you up onto the Tabletop Plateau where several lookouts have sweeping views of the lowlands below.

The walk is exposed and can be hot, so take water with you.

Litchfleld National Park, Litchfield Park Road, Batchelor
08 8999 3947
Safety information

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  • Public toilets
  • Walking
  • Picnic
  • Swimming

Sites nearby

Buley Rockhole

A popular swimming spot with a series of shallow and deep holes


Central Valley

Secluded 4WD campground next to East Reynolds River


Florence Falls

Picnic at the plunge pool and take a walk along Shady Creek


Greenant Creek

Take a shady walk upstream to the Tjaetaba Falls lookout


The Lost City

Take the 4WD and see the sandstones structures that resemble a lost city


Reynolds Track

Take the 4WD and explore the track to Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek Falls) and Surprise Creek Falls


Tolmer Falls

Take the trail walk around the rim of the falls or the accessible path to the viewing decks of Tolmer Falls


Walker Creek

Picnic and swim by the creek or stay longer in one of the 8 camp sites nestled along the creek


Wangi Falls

A large plunge pool with shady grassed areas


Last updated: 23 February 2022

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