• Length: 13km

  • Duration: 7hrs

  • Grade: 3-4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Bamboo Creek Car Park

  • End: Bamboo Creek Car Park

  • Closest Town: Batchelor

  • Location: Litchfield National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 120km

  • State: NT

  • Latitude: -13.067210270091891

  • Longitude: 130.71143914014101

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Bamboo Creek – Tin Mine – Walker Creek is a 13km, grade 3-4 Circuit hike located in Litchfield National Park Northern Territory. The hike should take approximately 7hrs to complete.

Summary

The Bamboo Creek – Tin Mine – Walker Creek circuit is approximately 13km in length and presents a wide variety of Landscapes in the Litchfield National Park. The hike commences at a small carpark along the Litchfield Park Road. The first 2.5km heads south east and off trail to meet up with the Tabletop Track then follows this until intersecting with the Walker Creek Track. Then final 1.5km is off trail and runs almost parallel to the Litchfield Park Road to return to the old mine site via the Dam.

Getting there

Bamboo Creek carpark is approximately 19.5km North of Wangi Falls in Litchfield National park

About the region

Litchfield National Park is a must see if you’re in the Top End. It’s home to several stunning waterfalls that cascade into crystal clear pools, iconic magnetic termite mounds and clusters of weathered sandstone pillars at the Lost City.

Tips

  • Best hiked between March & September
  • At the start follow Bamboo Creek at least 1.2km before crossing – this avoids a swamp in the upper tablelands
  • No Phone reception
  • Start early to avoid the afternoon heat
  • Tin Miners dam is crocodile accessible – stay on the dam wall & no swimming
  • Camping fees apply within Litchfield National Park. Contact Park Headquarters at Batchelor for a map and permit information.

 

Total distance: 13095 m
Max elevation: 194 m
Min elevation: 59 m
Total climbing: 332 m
Total descent: -315 m
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Contributed by Darwin Wagaman

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