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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Australia: Litchfield

The Magnetic Anthills of Litchfield
The Magnetic Anthills of Litchfield National Park look like gravestones

After drinking Darwin dry, I struck west for Litchfield National Park, some 150km from the state capital. A lot of people rate Litchfield more highly than Kakadu, and I wasn't disappointed; what a lovely place. It's lusciously green, the rivers and waterfalls are fast-flowing and you can swim in them, the mozzies aren't that bad, and, as with Kakadu, the main roads are all bitumen (there are dirt tracks, but they're all 4WD-only).

A water monitor
A large water monitor crawling out of a refreshingly tranquil Florence Falls