Magnetic Termite Mounds, Darwin

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  • This was part of our tour and we found it fascinating. Spent a few hours in the area and the time went so quickly I am sure we didn't cover everything.  more »
  • Odd how the termite mounds. Also the very large termite nest, which besides the parking lot is. I found this attraction however not so special and Litchfield generally focused on mass tourism.
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  • loved the photo ops. expecting a giraffe to walk out wasn't crowded so you could take nice photos drove from Darwin easy drive  more »
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  • The most interesting thing here is reading the info signs that talk about how the termites and how the mounds are made. You can see bigger and closer magnetic mounds in the road there but it is still a nice spot for the 5 min short walk.
  • If it was only to be found here I would rate this higher, but it's found all over the park and even saw two other large fields like this but you have to keep your eyes out.. It exactly like pictures. Even nice info boards.
  • Very disappointing. While there is a boardwalk it is poorly positioned to allow you to see the way the mounds are oriented north south. And you are unable to get very close to them either. We saw some much better examples at the other end of the park.
  • If you've driven around Australie you've seen those termite mounts on the side of the road but I had never seen some like the magnetic ones here! Built by another kind of termite these mounts are even more impressive as they're flat to minimise their sun exposure
  • The whole park is awesome! I do not think you need to pay for a guided tour as they anyway drives you around and you do hop in/ hop off around the park's hot spots.. Just get a rental car a drive around by yourself. And stop in highlighted areas as the termits (they actually lives inside and what you could see is not the termits but the ants who may be part of the ecosystem..)

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