Tolmer Falls
  • Length: 1.6km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Tolmer Falls Lookout

  • End: Tolmer Falls Lookout

  • Closest Town: Batchelor

  • Location: Litchfield National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 154km

  • State: NT

  • Latitude: -13.202763

  • Longitude: 130.714216

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Tolmer Falls is a 1.6km, grade 3 Return hike located in Litchfield National Park Northern Territory. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Summary

A spectacular viewing platform to view the water cascading into a deep plunge pool, and walking track to rock pools above the falls.

Tolmer Falls is one of the most spectacular falls in the magnificent Litchfield National Park. It cascades over two high escarpments into one deep plunge pool.

A short walk takes you to a viewing platform at the top of the most spectacular waterfalls in the park. This marks the starting point of the 1.6 kilometre return Tolmer Falls Walk – an easy walk (that is rocky in parts) that takes about 45 minutes. Follow the path through typical Top End sandstone country and along Tolmer Creek and a tributary, past pristine small rock pools. Swimming is not permitted above the falls.

Explorer Frederick Henry Litchfield named the falls after his late father’s colleague in the South Australia Police, Alexander Tolmer.

Getting there

Tolmer Falls, Litchfield Park Road, Litchfield Park, Northern Territory

About the region

Litchfield National Park

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.

Swimming under the falls and relaxing in waterholes is a favourite pastime for visitors and locals alike.

It is a popular day tour destination from Darwin or Katherine, but many visitors choose to stay overnight in one of the campgrounds.

Beautiful walks leave from most popular sites.

 


For more information on these trails please visit the Do the NT.