Trip Planner: South Pacific / Australia / Northern Territory / Litchfield National Park / Magnetic Termite Mounds
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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Magnetic Termite Mounds Reviews
Well in Litchfield National Park we checked out the magnetic termite mounds. This was our first stop while driving through the area. It is well worth seeing and spending 30 minutes or so walking... more »
As the title of our review says; It is amazing what these little fellas can do. Each and every termite mound is a piece of art. They come in different shapes and even colors, depending on the color... more »
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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