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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  • Interesting to read about and see close up. Enjoyed the tombstone type layout. Something to do anyway. 
    Interesting to read about and see close up. Enjoyed the tombstone type layout. Something to do anyway.  more »
  • Easiest viewing is at the large magnetic termite mounds adjacent to the road into the park from Batchelor. They are almost adjacent to the paved parking lot so not particularly natural surrounds... 
    Easiest viewing is at the large magnetic termite mounds adjacent to the road into the park from Batchelor. They are almost adjacent to the paved parking lot so not particularly natural surrounds...  more »
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  • Amazing natural environment
  • Amazing mounds. Quick stop off the side of road. Not to miss if driving in Litchfield NP.

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