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To enlarged - Map of Litchfield National Park in Northern Territory Australia - courtesy of NT Tourism - NTTC

Lost City in Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

To enlarged - Map of Litchfield National Park in Northern Territory Australia - courtesy of NT Tourism - NTTCTo find the Lost City road access click on the map.

The Lost City 4WD only check road conditions. The Lost City, Litchfield National Park Free entry The Lost City is a spectacular sight, but the track into this section is extremely rocky and rough, and only people experienced in handling four-wheel-drive vehicles should attempt the journey to the Lost City. The only facilities is a car park. The Lost City is a collection of rock formations that have left behind as the softer sandstone cap of the table top range eroded away. The Lost City became famous with the old wagon road used by early pioneers passing through this rock formation. The last couple of kms of the current road follow the old wagon road that joined the homestead of Stapleton Station near Adelaide River to the outstation (Blyth Homestead). How to get there - Near Batchelor, 100 km south-west of Darwin, the Park is generally accessible all year (sealed roads) via Batchelor. In the dry season it is also possible to get to the Park via Cox Peninsula Road (which is unsealed). When to visit - This Park is spectacular at any time, though most 4WD tracks are closed during the wet season. Generally open from May to November, and admission is free.
The approach road is only a unsealed single lane track and that leads past numerous termite hills and low lying bushlands with an occassional inquisitive frilled Necked Lizard looking on.. The track into this section is very rocky and uneven and considered by us as very rough so allow plenty of time to get there and look out for oncoming driver's. The Lost City can be access by horseback, trail bike, mountain bike or to the hardy bushwalker. Only people experienced in handling 4WD vehicles in uneven terrain should consider attempting the track to the Lost City, and their vehicle will need plenty of ground clearance due to high rock ledges and sandbank drifts. The track starts wide as in the photo's we took but narrows and one-way for the most part then on. You'll need to watch for oncoming vehicles and be prepared to pull off the track to let them pass. After visiting the Lost City try some bush walking, swimming and relaxing around the surrounding plunge pools below the magnificent Florence, tolmer and Wangi Falls of Litchfield Park. Beyond the lost City are sandstone blackened weathered escarpments and black soil plains, occupied by numerous incredible magnetic termite mounds, Then in patches with contrast of pockets of monsoonal rainforests. Other remote locations accessible on four wheel drive tracks are Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek), the road to Blyth Homestead accessible on four-wheel drive tracks.
The Lost City is a natural formation narrow passages and domes of freestanding sandstone rocks. Formed from rentless wet seasons rains and storms over millions of years. One glance and you wonder who who built and many of the formations resemble middle eastern hill towns or ruins of medival cities. Every one see the formations differently. It;'s the size of a small village and be careful to get your bearing as you venture thru the narrow alleys and pages between the rock formations.
There are three known Lost Cities icons in Northern Territory, Australia.
  • Lost City in Litchfield National Park
  • Lost City at Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park. Visitors can take a four-hour walk to these unusual rock formations along a track off the main road in the Watarrka National Park, 330km southwest of Alice Springs.
  • Lost City at Cape Crawford, about 250km from the Queensland border and 150km inland from the east coast. Here, sandstone pillars rise 25m from the ground, in stark contrast to the surrounding landscape. The only way to see this Lost City is by helicopter. You can do a two-hour tour, which includes a 1.5km walk around the Lost City, or take a scenic flight.
Blyth Homestead - 4WD accessible. Access to the homestead is by four wheel drive only. Accessible via an 7.5 to 10.5 km four wheel drive track that becomes rather difficult as you approach the this rock formation. <<<<< Example: The road will be subject to closure during Wet Season. Warning many 4WD hire companies do not allow hires permission to access Lost City in Litchfield with their vehicles. We have no selfdrive hire vehicle allowed for this area.

Darwin 100 kl or 90 min drive from the  Litchfield regionDarwin 100 kl or 90 min drive from the  Litchfield regionDarwin 100 kl or 90 min drive from the  Litchfield regionSurprise Creek Falls Litchfield National ParkTjaynera Falls Sandy CreekBlyth Homestead RuinsThe Lost CityTolmer FallsWalker Creek TrailWangi FallsBuley RockholeFlorence FallsMagnetic Termite MoundsBamboo Creek Tin MineAdelaide River townshipDaly River RoadBatchelor RoadLitchfield Park RoadBatchelor township the gateway to Litchfield National ParkDarwin 100 kl or 90 min drive from the  Litchfield regionDarwin to Litchfield Stuart  Highway  RouteDorat RoadMt Bundy StationCompass MineLitchfield Safari Camp (Wangi Tourist Park).

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