Florence Falls

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

Florence Falls is a popular swimming hole in Litchfield National Park.

It shares the same access road as Buley Rockhole. The falls flow year round, but are most spectacular during the wet season and start of the dry.

Two pathways lead to the swimming hole. The shortest path is down 160 steps. The other is a 1km monsoon walk along an uneven cobble path with some steps.

Check if the park is open

Florence Falls

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Florence Falls Lookout Open  -
Swimming Open  -
Shady Creek Walk Open   -
Florence Creek Walk Open   -
2WD campground Open              -
4WD campground Open   -


Florence Falls has a large plunge pool for swimming. It's possible to swim right up to the falls.

You can enter the water from the rocky edge or down the steps that lead into the deeper water.

You can also swim in Florence Creek at the top of the falls.


Both the 2WD and 4WD campgrounds at Florence Falls are rated category A. Read about campground categories.

They offer more facilities than other sites in Litchfield National Park.

Find out more about camping in NT Parks.

Book and pay online

You must book and pay online for designated campsites and some multi-day walking trails. Do this before you go.

You can't pay at the park.

Find out more about how to use parks booking system.

If you are ready, book now.

2WD and caravan campground

Florence Falls 2WD and caravan campground is accessible to all vehicles.

You must camp in the designated camp sites and use the fire pits available.

Toilet block and showers are close by.

There is a walking track that leads from the campground to Florence Falls.

4WD campground

The road to the 4WD campsite is sealed.

If you decide to take a 2WD, there are sections of the road that are steep.

The drive may not be suitable for caravans or trailers.

A toilet block and showers are close by.

A walking track leads from the campground to Florence Falls plunge pool.


Shady Creek and Florence Falls

Length of the walk
Distance 1km one way
Time 30 minutes
Grade Grade 3 - moderate

Start at Florence Falls picnic area or the plunge pool.

This beautiful walk along Shady Creek is an alternative to the main track to the plunge pool. It has 160 stairs. Along the way is monsoon forest and open woodland.

Florence Creek

Length of the walk
Distance 3.2km
Time 1.5 hours
Grade Grade 2 - easy

Start at the upstream picnic area or Buley Rockhole.

This walk follows Florence Creek between Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole.

Park your vehicle in one of the car parks at Florence Falls as parking is limited at Buley.

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

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  • Disabled access
  • Information signs
  • Showers
  • Water
  • Public toilets
  • ECD
  • Gas BBQ
  • BBQ
  • Caravan
  • 4WD
  • Walking
  • Camping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming

Sites nearby

Buley Rockhole

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



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


Central Valley

Secluded 4WD campground next to East Reynolds River


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: 17 March 2022

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