Magnetic Termite Mounds

Magnetic Termite Mounds, Litchfield National Park: Address, Magnetic Termite Mounds Reviews: 4.5/5

Magnetic Termite Mounds
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Geologic Formations
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One of Litchfield National Park’s most impressive sights is the hundreds of Cathedral and Magnetic termite mounds, some stand as high as two metres. Up to 100 years old these structures are unique to northern parts of Australia and Litchfield National Park in particular. There is a dedicated viewing area with a short boardwalk within the national park.
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Colin M
Adelaide, Australia596 contributions
Fascinating
Jun 2021 • Couples
Just off the road and easily accessible is a 50 year old termite mound. There is also a great story board on how they are formed and a platform overlooking a whole stack of them in the flood plain below. Really interesting stuff
Written June 13, 2021
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Debbie A
Buderim, Australia406 contributions
Unbelieveable
Jun 2021
You just cannot imagine how large these mounds are until you are standing next to one. Well worth pulling off the road to view them. The area is signed from the road.
Written June 10, 2021
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ashc_g
Sydney, Australia153 contributions
See nature up close
May 2021
This would be the first Litchfield journey if you're coming from Batchelor or Darwin. It's worth spending a quick 10-15 mins to observe these termite mounds at reasonably close distance. The carpark is close to the viewing platform and you'll be able to take some good photos from the platform.
Written May 22, 2021
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Roojesh/Prasila
Darwin, Australia11 contributions
litchfield termite mounds
Apr 2021
Pretty spectacular. Have visited this place for more than 20 times I think. Very easy to access. While visiting other popular destinations of Litchfield national park, you can just spend about 15-30 mins extra to see hundreds of termite mounds from viewing platform. However, tall bushes can easily cover and make these mounds totally invisible during the wet season (especially Feb-April).
Written April 21, 2021
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oztravelsandkids
Sydney, Australia143 contributions
Great place to stop in the park
Apr 2021 • Family
Great stop in the park and photo op the mounds are huge and the information signs very interesting.

We would visit again if in Litchfield.
Written April 17, 2021
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Vicki J
Woodend, Australia442 contributions
Nature at its amazing best
Feb 2021
Well set up viewing area with easy access to the mounds. You really have to admire the busy little ants. Worth a look I particularly love seeing nature at work everything has it s place.
Written March 8, 2021
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Melanie S
New South Wales, Australia46 contributions
Very interesting
Nov 2020 • Friends
Very interesting site to see and amazing how small creatures work. Very short walk from car park so definitely worth the stop in and view.
Written November 20, 2020
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Ron780
Sydney, Australia491 contributions
Very Cool to See!
Feb 2020
Well in Litchfield National Park we checked out the magnetic termite mounds. This was our first stop while driving through the area. It is well worth seeing and spending 30 minutes or so walking around. Very enjoyable 😊
Written February 15, 2020
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Culinary-Consultants
Ferrara, Italy3,463 contributions
It Is Amazing What These Littl' Fellas Can Do.
Aug 2019
As the title of our review says; It is amazing what these little fellas can do. Each and every termite mound is a piece of art. They come in different shapes and even colors, depending on the color of the soil, the termites take their material from.

The magnetic termite mounds rise to as much as three meters in height, look relatively flat and they all face the same direction with their thinner edges facing the north and south like the needle of a compass. That's why they call them "magnetic" indeed.

The structures around 100 years old, and are unique to this part of Australia. In the national park, you can see hundreds of these mounds scattered all over the place.

These fascinating creatures are right at home in this part of Australia, and prove to be a popular attraction for visitors. Just avoid touching them as their ecosystem is fragile and they are not yours to upset.

This is a must go pace and here also you should follow our simple rules when visiting nature sites.

As we always recommend in all our nature reviews: Just remember when you leave; pick up your garbage and "Do not litter" this place, as it is not yours, neither ours; it belongs to nature and it needs to be kept as is.

Do not feed animals with your human food as this ecosystem has and must be preserved as is.

Be polite and respectful with nature and the Australian Aboriginal peoples that live in surrounding areas avoiding to put annoying and loud stupid music, that noone needs to hear. This is a place to be at peace with yourself and others, not to party. there are enough night clubs in the city to act stupid. Other than that have fun.

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Written February 8, 2020
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Janine P
Red Deer, Canada2,438 contributions
Quick stop
Jan 2020 • Couples
This can be a short stop as you can only get close to two of the mounds in this area. Read the info about the termite mounds, very short easy walk from free car park, take some photos and you are on your way!
Written January 13, 2020
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