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Trek #1: A special place in Litchfield National Park

This year ECNT invites you to join us for some bushwalks in beautiful places around the Top End. These experiences are about enjoying yourself, getting to know the landscapes and learning about their natural heritage. We’ll also discuss how we can respond to various threats to animals and plants in these places.

We have three trips in 2021, ranging from the easy and short to the more adventurous and challenging - as suits your ability or inclination. Each trip will be organised and led by Andy Peart, an experienced bushwalking tour guide, accompanied by local ecologist Dave Liddle and other experts where available.

Note that our trips are not tours, but private excursions which you’re welcome to participate. Your financial contribution will be used to help ECNT to continue and improve the work we do. Our Centre receives no funding from government for our work in environmental advocacy across a huge geographical area, so we depend on donations and income from events like these to keep going.

Spaces are limited (8 participants for the Litchfield and Kakadu trips) so if you’re keen, express your interest ASAP and someone will phone you back. We hope you can join us!

A couple of hours south of Darwin is the Tabletop Range where eons of rains have carved out gullies with magnificent waterfalls and cool pools surrounded by shady monsoon rainforest. These gullies support sensitive habitats which are the home to endangered species. Yet this ancient landscape may soon be transformed forever if African gamba grass is allowed to continue securing it's take-over bid of Litchfield National Park. You are welcome to share with us a particular place on the edge of the range that is usually out of bounds to visitors - to enjoy its quiet beauty and learn about its natural heritage and some environmental dilemmas. You’ll need good fitness for this trip. Ethical Adventure Tours have kindly agreed to help with transport from Darwin.

May be suitable for children 12 and over if accompanied by an adult.

Full day, medium grade (mainly off-track walking through rough, remote woodland, and along creeks).

Trip cost: $110 (Territory Guardians / members: $90).

This event is now fully booked.

To add your name to the waitlist in case of cancellations, email Andy Peart on [email protected] who is leading the walk. Please include your phone number. 

July 11, 2021 at 7:00am - 7pm
Litchfield National Park
Andy Peart ·