The Lost City Tour from Darwin

great looking rock formations aerial shot from The Lost City

Visiting the Lost City is one of great things to do in Darwin and is available on many tour packages. The Lost City showcases impressive ruins depicting the long lost/forgotten civilization, with its freestanding sandstone blocks and pillar formations. It can only be accessed by a 4-wheel drive.

Camping can be done in the park, with designated campsites all over. Different fees apply such as camping fees and park fees. Wildlife fact sheet should be available too from Tourism Top End, to be well-informed on what are there and what to expect.

The climate is a semi–arid tropical savannah climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. Around 24 to 37 degrees Celsius, reaching over 40 from late September to late November. Monsoon period brings large thunderstorms and heavy downpours.

During the dry season, which comes around June and July, temperatures at night are cooler dropping at 7 degrees. June and August are the most popular time for visitors to come since levels of humidity are lower, offering a perfect time to explore the region. Roads and parks are accessible during the dry season, as opposed to during the wet season when there are accessibility restrictions.

Katherine’s leisure and entertainment activities are often nature-based such as bushwalking, camping, caving, fishing on Daly, Victoria, Roper and Katherine Rivers, canoeing in Nitmiluk and Katherine Gorge plus swimming at Mataranka Hot springs.

Just be aware that crocodiles inhabit most of these river systems, though attempts have been made to safely relocate them.

And if you are looking for some places to visit for tours from Darwin, specifically in the Lost City, contact Adventures Beyond and we'll be glad to give you affordable and fun tour packages.

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