Magnetic Termite Mounds, Litchfield National Park

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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 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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  • Very interesting to see the height of some of these mounds Some are taller than your average male. There is a boardwalk to view some mounds as well. Toilets available and were very clean  more »
  • Interesting to have a quick stop and look at the termite mounds. It's funny to realise termites live in mounds and aren't just a nuisance destroying panels in your home.  more »
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  • 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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