The SpacePrivate, tropical, fully furnished, self-contained quintessentially 'Territorian' 3 bed elevated home. Has fans & A/C throughout and is set amongst a lush, green garden with abundant flowers and some fruit trees, a range of herbs for guests to help themselves to; all overlooking bushland. Pool (ready for use in Dec 16). 2 large balconies, comfortable seating, BBQ, hammock. Sleeps max of 8 using 3 QS beds & sofa bed. An additional 3 people can sleep in the retro-style caravan underneath the house (1 x dble bed & 1 x sgle bed). There is also a 3rd full bathroom with toilet, shower and sink within 10 steps of the caravan and is adjacent to a fully appointed laundry with eco-friendly drying line nearby.
Very private, spacious, secure and comfortable. A great 'getaway'....
Easy driving time from Darwin CBD (1 hour)
Close to Litchfield National Park (30 mins and you'll be swimming !)
Litchfield Tropical Retreat overlooks natural bushland which is maintained so that it is aesthetically attractive.
2 x Porta-Cots, linen and 1 x highchair on site.
There is no public transport in this regional area of the Northern Territory. Nearly everyone self-drives to discover this part of the world (or you could land at Batchelor airport if you have your own wings).
Onsite parking is available for up to 6 vehicles.
Min 2 night stay applies.
Located on the edge of Batchelor township (an easy 1 hour, picturesque drive 100km south of Darwin CBD) Litchfield Tropical Retreat is conveniently situated nearby to various attractions and activities, including:
•Only 30 mins drive to discover Litchfield National Park (1,500 sq km encompassing numerous waterfalls, breathtaking escarpments, ruins and the biggest termite mounds you'll probably ever see in your life! ) Incorporates Wangi Falls (cafe present), Buley Rock Hole, Florence Falls (mobile food van with coffee, snacks & softserve icecream) and the giant magnetic Termite Mounds. A whole day or multiple days will be needed to explore all this park has to offer.
•Batchelor Museum (interesting record of the history of this region which had significance in WW2, as a horticultural experiemental farm and a colourful history .... (find out about where Rum Jungle got it's name).
•Coomalie Cultural Centre (located at the entrance of the Batchelor Institute) - great display and retail outlet of aboriginal art from all around Australia.
•Batchelor Quiz Nights – 1st Saturday night each month at Bowls Club (7pm, bring a plate of food to share, $10 to play (or $5 for seniors)… lots of prizes.
• Batchelor "Dry Season" markets (Apr-Oct) held near Batchelor Oval every 2nd Sunday from 8am – 1pm
• Robin Falls. For many years the falls were a well kept local secret. Located within a 20 minute drive from the Litchfield Tropical Retreat aong Dorat Rd. A lovely place to enjoy a refreshing swim. The cascading water falls can be viewed following a short walk along a scenic bush track.
• Douglas Daly Hot Springs. Located 1 1/2 hours drive from the Litchfield Tropical Retreat. The DD Hot Springs offer the perfect place to swim come the winter months of the year.
• Adelaide River township – there's a lot to see in this little gem - especially if you have an interest in WW2 history, railways, markets.
• Adelaide River War Cemetery. Established in 1942, the War Cemetery is the final resting place for 63 Civilians & 434 Service personnel. In 1947 the Commonwealth War Graves Commission took control of the cemetery. It is well maintained with lush lawns & manicured gardens.
• Snake Creek WW2 Site. Used as an ammunition dump in WW2 it lies just 3.2km from the centre of Adelaide River. A visit here will reveal the old military railway line that runs within the valley, parallel to the war bunkers built into the side of the hillside. The bunkers were used to house up to 3,500 tons of high grade explosives. Sixty nine structures were built in total, one of the larger structures built being a bomb inspection laboratory still remains.
• Adelaide River Railway Heritage Precinct. Displays include photos, information articles and original equipment from the rail line originally built in the 1880’s to service the Pine Creek goldfields.
• Adelaide River "Dry season" markets (Apr – Oct) these operate from 8am - noon each Sat, Sun, Mon & Wed on the lawn adjacent to the main Stuart Highway (you won't miss them).
•Lake Bennett – swimming, canoes for hire and lunch.
•Manton Dam – swimming, water skiing and fishing
•Berry Springs – patronised by Darwin locals for lazy long days of swimming and picnics
•Territory Wildlife Park – get up close and personal with some unique animals in their habitats
•Fishing galore!! : Adelaide, Finniss and Mary Rivers, Corroboree Billabong, Hardy’s Lagoon and Dundee for ocean fishing.
•Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park) – aboriginal art, canoeing, interpretive display centre
•Kakadu National Park – aboriginal art, Twin Falls,
•Darwin City & surrounds – visit for the day and return to recover, relax and recharge.
Or you can sit back, relax and enjoy the abundant birdlife, sunsets and balmy weather…. Guest AccessEnjoy the entire house - there will be no other guests.
All bedrooms are comfortable, spacious and lockable.
The main bedroom has an ensuite, the other 2 bedrooms share the main bathroom and toilet.
The caravan is lockable and is close to the full downstairs bathroom and adjacent laundry.
A pool will be fully operational and fenced by end of November 2016 and this is adjacent to a lovely, lush lawned area; again, overlooking bushland. Interaction with GuestsWe assume that people staying at Litchfield Tropical Retreat want a 'getaway' - so we stay away. Just call or email if you have any queries or concerns. The NeighborhoodEnjoy the privacy and tranquility of overlooking native Australian bush which has a plethora of birdlife... and you might even see a possum or wallaby.
Most people come to this area to spend the day (or two!) at Litchfield National Park... with its numerous swimming spots ... very relaxing indeed... and a great favourite of Darwin locals.
But there is s(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) much more! Getting AroundThere is no public transport to or in Batchelor. Self-drive is the best way to get here and get around.
For those who wish to fly - look at Batchelor airstrip - it's adjacent to the main road however, there is no car hire options once you're here, however, there is the opportunity to arrange pick up / drop offs and there are scenic fights and helicopter tours available near the airstrip. Other Things to NoteBring a hat, your swimming costume, sunscreen and insect/fly spray.
The pool should be completed by the end of August.