Saturday, August 4, 2012

Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park

We were pleased that we arrived at the camping ground at Wangi Falls early – we pulled in around 11.15 a.m. and there were only two sites available.  We were quick to make our choice and get the caravan on site.  The reason this camp is so popular is because it is the only campsite in the national park that allows caravans, the rest of the camping areas of which there are another five only allow tents.  In addition Wangi Falls is the most popular swimming spot.  The campsite has about sixty sites and has toilet and shower facilities, gas barbeques and a large campfire is lit each night.  It is really pleasant and only 300 metres walk to the falls.
There is a large plunge pool in front of the falls and this is a designated swimming area within the park which means that the area is checked for crocodiles.  It is important to read the signs but we were fortunate that the swimming hole was open during our time here.  Both saltwater and freshwater crocodiles are found at times in the plunge pool.  The pool has a concrete step with handrail into the water and from there it gets deep quite quickly.  It was initially cold but we soon got accustomed to the temperature and is a very popular swimming hole.

There is a wooden board walk around part of the plunge pool and it continues on to a longer walk to the top of the falls.  It passes an area where a number of bats hang from the trees during the day, and at night they are in flight.  A few people have also mentioned that there is a wild pig in the area but we haven’t seen it, fortunately.

Batts Hanging in Trees

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