The Wangi Falls is a segmented waterfall on the Wangi Creek located within the Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Wangi Falls
Wangi Falls in the Litchfield National Park
Wangi Falls is located in Northern Territory
Wangi Falls
LocationLitchfield National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Coordinates13°09′49″S 130°41′07″E / 13.16361°S 130.68528°E / -13.16361; 130.68528[1]
Elevation84 metres (276 ft) AHD
Total height41–52 metres (135–171 ft)
Number of drops1
WatercourseWangi Creek

Location and features edit

The waterfall descends from an elevation of 84 metres (276 ft) above sea level via a series of segmented tiers that range in height between 41–52 metres (135–171 ft).[2] Accessed by sealed road, the falls are found near the western boundary of the park, approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Darwin.

The plunge pool at the base of the falls is a popular swimming spot, however is often closed following significant rainfall due to sightings of crocodiles in the area.[3][4]

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References edit

  1. ^ "Wangi Falls (NT)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ "Map of Wangi Falls, NT". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  3. ^ Beverage, Alison (9 March 2014). "Potential killer crocodile caught at popular swimming hole in Litchfield Park". Northern Territory News. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  4. ^ Gibson, Jano (27 May 2013). "Croc fears close popular swimming spot". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 17 May 2014.

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