Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek)

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Overview

Highlights

Escape to the serenity of Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek) in the magnificent Litchfield National Park, 90 kilometres south of Darwin as the crow flies. The carpark here was the site of a timber cutting camp in the mid-1990s. Walk the 1.4 kilometres through the open valley lined with paperbarks to relax in the clear waters of the plunge pool at the base of the falls. Enjoy the stunning views of the open valley, sit down to a picnic lunch and relax by the waterhole.

Accessible only by four-wheel drive vehicle, these falls attract less traffic than the readily accessible waterholes elsewhere in the park, and with campground facilities, make for an idyllic spot for a weekend away. The Falls are located 1.7 kilometres south of Blyth Homestead, a structure built in 1929 and serves as a reminder of the tough conditions faced by the early pioneers.

Activities

  • 4WDing
  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Bush walking
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Sight-seeing

Facilities

  • 4WD track
  • Camping grounds
  • Picnic area
  • Car park

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions. Ensure to check for any updates relating to any warnings that may be issued for the area, and check for the opening and closing times.
  • Always enjoy waterfalls from trails and marked viewing points. Do not climb over barriers as cliff edges and slippery surfaces may cause injury or death.
  • Only swim where permitted. Don’t jump from cliff edges into water bodies.
  • Swimming near or under waterfalls can be dangerous due to strong currents, submerged hidden rock ledges and other dangers. The force of a waterfall can be incredibly strong and unfortunately, many people have drowned. Follow warning signs and take caution.
  • Wear suitable footwear and always ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements when exploring the Northern Territory.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • National Park fees and camping fees may apply. See parks website for more details.
  • Do not feed the wildlife.
  • Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but memories.

Photo & content credits: NT Government


Location & Supplier

Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek)

Address: Tjaynera Falls Walk, Litchfield Park NT

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