Batchelor, a small town which once serviced the uranium mines of nearby Rum Jungle, today marks the entrance to Litchfield National Park, one of the Northern Territory’s most beautiful and untouched parks.
Situated 98 kilometres south of Darwin, just off the Stuart Highway, Batchelor is an excellent base from which to explore the park. The Batchelor Butterfly and Bird Farm is also well worth a visit. As well as showcasing a unique range of butterflies and birds in a pleasant waterfall garden, the farm offers budget accommodation and has a licensed restaurant on site.
The most popular attraction is the Litchfield National Park. The Park contains several types of typical Top End habitats including lush monsoon forests, magnetic termite mounds, unusual rock formations, numerous waterfalls (Florence, Tolmer and Wangi Falls) are definitely worth seeing and having a swim in. Buley Rockholes is a must do!