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
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Magnetic Termite Mounds Reviews
This can be a short stop as you can only get close to two of the mounds in this area. Read the info about the termite mounds, very short easy walk from free car park, take some photos and you are on..... more »
You can take photos of termite mounds anywhere along the side of the road. It doesn’t have to be where the sign tells you to. Some of the mounds along the road are more natural without the well worn..... 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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