Magnetic Termite Mounds
Magnetic Termite Mounds
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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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dntrip
Adelaide, Australia123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Great for a couple of pics. Got the kids next to it for comparison. Worth the trip. We opted to drive ourselves which was great, as we could do the waterfalls and swimming holes at leisure.
Written 6 October 2023
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Anna S
Australind, Australia154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
A nice walkway and viewing platform to view the mounds. These are amazing in how they are made and look like giant tombstones in a cemetery.

Well worth the stop. There is also a cathedral termite mound that you can get close to on the other side of the carpark.
Written 21 August 2023
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Virginia38,600 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Termite hills are quite prominent in this area of Australia. Some make one wonder how industrious these termites are to build such large mounds. We saw several and stopped at one for a photo op. We were in and near Litchfield National Park. Our guide said to thrive, the termites need a balance of humidity and warmth. The mounds live for about 50 to 100 years which is the amount of time the queen termite is alive. Some mounds can be as much as 6 feet tall.
Written 29 January 2023
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Peter S
Aarhus, Denmark795 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
If you are in Litchfield National Park, you must visit and see the magnetic Termite Mounds. It is very impressive how the termites build the mounds to have more constant temperature. There are also “regular” terminate mounds in the area – some of those are very tall.

Very recommendable.
Written 25 January 2023
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LisaD
Coppabella, Australia795 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
My son had told me about this place and it was on my travels so I popped in.
In a way it was eerie, as the area was dead quiet and the mounds look like graveyard head stones. But I learnt that the termites build them with the thinner edges facing North-South to minimize their exposure to the sun, keeping the mounds cool.

Definitely worth the stop. Carpark is right next to the wheelchair friendly boardwalk.
There is also another spot like this on Fog Bay Road, saw it on my drive to Dundee Beach.
Written 26 August 2022
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vwalmsley
Glenroy, Australia129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Worth the time to stop in your travels and gain some insight on these industrious little critters. Just off the road with good and well serviced toilet facilities. Info boards provide interesting information. Don’t miss the cathedral mounds past the toilets.
Written 13 August 2022
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Michelle R
Engadine, Australia332 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
These were massive termite mounds. Quite amazing how they are formed. There are two huge ones at the start of Litchfield then many more throughout theNational Park.
Written 7 August 2022
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Annette A
Campbelltown, Australia1,672 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
If you’re into seeing termite mounds then this is the place for you! Fascinating & so many! All different shapes & sizes & lots of info about them on a bill board within the park.
Written 30 July 2022
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Cat D
Tamborine Mountain, Australia121 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Interesting termite mounds, lots of tourists of the buses even so enough space to enjoy & take photos.
Written 27 June 2022
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ThreeDugongs
Brisbane, Australia323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Interesting to read about and see close up. Enjoyed the tombstone type layout. Something to do anyway.
Written 16 June 2022
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