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.
Tours to Magnetic Termite Mounds
Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $132
Duration: 11 hours
Small-Group Litchfield National Park Day Trip from Darwin BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $92
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Magnetic Termite Mounds Reviews
These mounds abound all ovr the top end but this particular field shows a good sample of the termite mounds. There are so many about and the termites can make the Huge. more »
We were quite surprised by the amount and size of the termite mounds. The number of mounds facing north south mad the area look like headstones in a cemetery. Good information boards enabled you to un... 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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