Magnetic Termite Mounds, Darwin

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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 Darwin trip builder app to arrange your visit to Magnetic Termite Mounds and other attractions in Darwin.
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  • Part of Litchfield Park that you need to stop and have a look at, there is a ranger there at times with great information.  more »
  • We went here as part of our Litchfield National Park tour. The cathedral & magnetic termite mounds are amazing when you think that those small insects built them. The tombstone graveyards are well wor...  more »
  • It's definitely worth stopping for, but only to stretch your legs, take a few pics, and keep going. Fortunately, the main road goes right by the carpark for them, so that's not a problem.  more »

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