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Magnetic Termite Mounds are situated about 17 kilometres from the eastern boundary of the Park. With no fees to pay, the formal viewing area is just off Litchfield Park Road. Boardwalks take you close to 2m high, thin Magnetic Termite Mounds which are aligned north-south and the giant 4 meter high Cathedral Termite Mounds.

 

Built by termites, they are amazing architectural feats complete with arches, tunnels, chimneys, insulation and nursery chambers. The mounds are aligned north to south to minimise the exposure to the sun.

 

You will experience seeing numerous Termite mounds when you visit the Northern Territory, but Litchfield National Park and especially the formal viewing boardwalk and viewing platfoem is a perfect place to see both specimens.

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