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
国立公園に入って最初にマグネティック・ターマイト・マウンズ がありました。道路の片側には巨大な蟻塚、反対側には、数え切れないぐらい多くの蟻塚が、墓標の様に同じ方向を向いて立っていました。壮観でした。この他にも、公園のなかの色々な場所で蟻塚を見ることができました。 more »The first time I entered the national park was the Magnetic Turmite Mounds. On one side of the road stood in the same direction, with a huge mound on one side and countless mounds on the other side, like a tomb marker. It was spectacular. In addition to this, I was able to see the mounds in various places in the park.
On se croirait à Carnac ou dans un immense cimetière. Ce qui frappe c'est la surface occupée par toutes ces termitières. Près du parking, il y a deux termitières cathédrales. more »It's like Carnac or a huge cemetery. What is striking is the surface occupied by all these termite mounds. Near the car park, there are two termite cathedrals.
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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