Magnetic Termite Mounds, Litchfield National Park

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Jutting skywards in a wide open swathe like giant headstones at an odd cemetery, Magnetic Termite Mounds form one of the most impressive and surreal sights at the heart of the Litchfield National Park. The towering 2 m (6.6 ft) mounds--made of saliva, sand, and termite feces--are aligned with the path of the sun in order to keep their busy little residents cool inside. Learn more facts about these intriguing bio-structures unique to Northern Australia at the information shelter. Follow the boardwalks to get close to the mounds. Use our Litchfield National Park trip builder app to arrange your visit to Magnetic Termite Mounds and other attractions in Litchfield National Park.
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  • In such a seemingly hostile environment, these termites seem to have worked out how to survive and prosper Science might not be the right word, but they seem to have got it right, both the magneticall...  more »
  • Driving through the top end termite mounds are everywhere. It was a great stop though to see the difference between species and read some information. You can pose for a photo with one of the cathedra...  more »
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  • This was an amazing experience seeing these unique ant hill constructions. Our guide was very informative and explained the different types of ants and their hills as well as their diets habits and building techniques.
  • Really cool. Public restrooms were available and clean. You can easily listen in on guided tours while you are here.
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