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2024 Australian Pain Society 44th Annual Scientific Meeting

2024 Australian Pain Society 44th Annual Scientific Meetingin the IASP Global Year about Sex and Gender Disparities in Pain21 - 24 April 2024 | Darwin Convention Centre, NT

Pre-Conference Tour

Litchfield Day Tour (inc. Croc Cruise)
Saturday 20 April 2024

Fully Booked

What better way to start your time in Larrakia Country than enjoy a day exploring Litchfield National Park. A passionate, knowledgeable and friendly tour guide from Offroad Dreaming will show you spectacular waterfalls, beautiful bush walks and pristine waterways. Guests will be collected at 7.30am (approx), the tour runs for 12 hours and all food is included.

Click here for further information, don’t forget to wear your swimmers!

Cost: $253.50 per person, space is limited and bookings are required

APS Delegates can enjoy a discount from the regular $270 ticket price when booking through the APS 2024 registration form

Tour Plan

1 Day Group Tour of Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park is a nature reserve made up of lush Savannah Woodlands and Monsoonal Forest.  There are various waterfalls and bushwalks, where you can explore or spend your time relaxing in the tranquillity. 

After a  90 minute drive, we arrive at the site of the Cathedral and Magnetic termite mounds.  Enjoy a light snack and a guided walk through these magnificent structures, where you will hear all about their role in our tropical ecosystem.

Your first swimming stop of the day is Florence Falls.  After a fifteen-minute drive from leaving the termite mounds, we will arrive at the Florence Falls car park, which is a short walk to the viewing platform, where you have a bird's eye view of these full-flowing twin waterfalls from above.  A walk down the steps will take you to the water's edge, where you can dip your feet into the shallow rock pools or swim in the fresh waters of this deep swimming hole.

After making our way back up the steps to the car park, we take the short drive over to Buley Rockhole.  For those who prefer, there is a moderate, approximate 25-minute bushwalking trail between the two falls, that will take you there avoiding the drive and the steps back up to the top.

Buley Rockhole is a multi-level formation of cascading waterfalls and springs.  Each pocket of water feeds into its own shallow or deep water hole.  There is time here to explore the multiple spots or find your favourite to swim and relax.  Rocks can be slippy when wet, so you will need to take care while walking around.  While you are swimming, your guide will prepare a fresh buffet-style picnic lunch at one of the picnic tables on location.

After lunch, we will make the 30-minute drive to Wangi Falls.  Wangi Falls is a vast, deep, serene waterhole, fed by two majestic waterfalls that flow down the impressive cliff face.  This is a very significant cultural location, which we have the privilege to enjoy.  You can take your time here to really enjoy your swim, or you can laze on the grassy surroundings and soak up the atmosphere.

Mid-afternoon we will drive over to the Adelaide River, for your late afternoon, private group, crocodile cruise.  The Adelaide River has the most concentrated population of crocodiles in the Top End and our skipper has one of the managed licences to travel through the natural habitat of these magnificent creatures.  The custom-made boat will take you up close to where the crocodiles are and as the skipper tells you all about their habits and survival skills, you will have multiple iconic photo opportunities.

Guests will be dropped back at their hotel in the late afternoon, or early evening.