Magnetic Termite Mounds, Darwin

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  • The magnetic termite mounds at Litchfield National Park are amazing. The mounds are aligned north to south to minimise the exposure to the sun. There is a great boardwalk and viewing platform for peop...  more »
  • We took a tour to see these incredible termite mounds on our recent trip to Australia. It is an amazing sight to see and we would highly recommend this excursion.  more »
  • Fabulous to see from the boardwalk, and well documented info hut for travelers to enjoy. Quite amazing to think these little ants can build homes to keep themselves shaded from the hot NT sun. All the...  more »
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  • This stop shows Termite mounds (both magnetic and cathedral). The “magnetic mounds” are narrow, facing north south. Cathedral mounds are huge standing over 5 m tall. The area has some information boards explaining the mounds. There is car parking and toilets.
  • We have waited a long time to see these amazing wonders of nature. They are surely amazing in size and beauty. There are many termite mounds around this area, however the magnetic ones a truly special. Worth a visit and easy access.
  • 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.

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