The Lost City - NT

  Point of Interest


DEG: -13.21479 130.746307
DMS: 13º 12' 53.25" S 130º 44' 46.71" E
UTM: 52 L 8538452mN 689234mE
Altitude: 195.29m


Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest


84.38kms South of Darwin - Driving 153 km (2 hours 34 mins)

Address & Contact

Litchfield National Park
Northern Territory 0822
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The Lost City is a natural formation, formed by thousands of years of wind and rain erosion whose walls, narrow passages and domes give the impression that they were man made. These complex freestanding sandstone block and pillar formations suggest the ruins of a long forgotten civilization of an amazing race. Spread over an area the size of a small town, they look like the ruins of a city with a maze of narrow alleys.
The sandstone rock is estimated to be over 500 million years old. Some have said that its strange sandstone formations look like buildings, castles, animals, statues, people and aborigines playing their didgeridoo. Accessible via an 8 to 10 km four-wheel-drive track that becomes difficult as you approach the formation.
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Batchelor Aero
Distance from The Lost City 35.04km NE
Mean Max. °C32.732.232.833.732.731.231.833.336.036.835.333.8
Mean Min. °C24.023.823.421.618.816.516.317.020.623.023.924.1
Mean Rain mm306.7360.7258.9101.824.

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