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Blythe Homestead

Get a feeling for the trials and tragedies of remote pioneering life with a visit to the restored homestead of the Sargent family.

The historic Blyth Homestead is found within Litchfield National Park, and is also the location of an old tin mine, which is now in ruins. The homestead site serves as a reminder of the tough conditions faced by pioneers in remote areas.

Built by the Sargent Family in 1929, the homestead was abandoned in the early 1960s. It has recently been restored and an interpretive display presents the trials and tragedies of this remote site. 

Blythe Homestead
Built by the Sargent Family in 1929, the homestead was abandoned in the early 1960s.

Tjanera Falls - Sandy Creek

There is a 1.4 km walk to the pool at the base of the falls. A small campground is available with toilets and showers. The car park is on the site of a timber cutting camp used during the mid-1900's when Paperbark & Cypress trees were felled for timber.

Surprise Falls

This water fall is the most southern falls on the 4WD track to Daly River Road. A small basic camp ground is available. A walk of approximately 300 metres from the carpark to a series of rock holes linked with small waterfalls.