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Magnetic Termite Mounds

Magnetic Termite Mounds Tours and Tickets

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Across fields in northern Australia stand these tall magnetic termite mounds standing up to two meters high. As a habitat created by termites, they’re strategically built to face away from the hot sun and keep temperatures cool. Inside are complex and fascinating architecture and networks of arches, tunnels, chimneys, and various chambers. Thousands of termites live in a single mound and are known to last anywhere from fifty to one hundred years — which can also be the lifespan of one termite queen. Looking at the mounds it’s hard to believe such a small insect could create such a large, elaborate dwelling for itself.

There are several types of termite mounds, and in this case ‘magnetic’ refers to the way they are aligned (in conjunction with the earth’s magnetic field.) How the termites are able to consistently determine the north-south orientation to avoid the heat is unknown, and these structures remain a bit of a natural phenomenon.

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Litchfield Park Road, Litchfield Park, Litchfield, Australia, NT 0822
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Litchfield National Park and Jumping Crocodile Cruise
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Litchfield National Park and Jumping Crocodile Cruise

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One of the Northern Territory's key attractions is its isolation, but an increasing number of visitors means that the Territory's most popular attractions are becoming very busy. Cruise the Adelaide River without bumping into lots of other groups on this early-morning tour, with the chance to swim in picturesque rock pools and meet a crocodile without a horde of onlookers spoiling the experience.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin With Waterfalls And Buley Rockhole
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Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin With Waterfalls And Buley Rockhole

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Explore the tropical wilderness of the Litchfield National Park on this full-day small-group tour from Darwin. Visit the Florence and Wangi Falls; cool off with a dip in the Buley Rockhole, and snap photos of the gigantic Cathedral and Magnetic Termite Mounds. You'll also enjoy a crocodile-spotting cruise along the Adelaide River and hear about the reptiles from the wildlife guide. Includes lunch, snacks, croc cruise, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 12 hours
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Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin

Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin

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Explore a landscape of ancient rock formations, monsoon forests, and cascading waterfalls on this full-day tour from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. Marvel at massive termite pillars, take a dip in natural swimming holes, and explore rock pools at the base of the sparkling falls. Enjoy lunch at the Litchfield Café and learn of the Aboriginal legends that surround this pristine landscape.
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  • 11 hours
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Litchfield Waterfalls Wildlife Tour

Litchfield Waterfalls Wildlife Tour

Travel with us on a tour to the pristine waters and forest of Litchfield National Park. Spot hundreds of different species of wildlife including birds and reptiles at Fogg Dam Conservation Centre. Walk amongst giant Magnetic Termite Mounds that are scattered throughout the national park. To cool down and relax, explore waterfalls at Florence Falls, and swim the cool waters of Buley Rockhole. For an additional cost you can also add in an optional "Jumping Crocodile Cruise" (option WLFC-B). Please note itinerary may change due to weather conditions at different times of the year.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Litchfield National Park - Top End Day Tour from Darwin

Litchfield National Park - Top End Day Tour from Darwin

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If you’re short on time while touring the Top End, this action-packed day trip to Litchfield National Park is ideal for you. The park is famous for its glorious waterfalls, and you’ll see these up-close on a guided nature walk. You’ll also get the chance to swim in refreshing rock pools and spot wildlife, including kangaroos, flying foxes, and rare birds. Learn about the park’s biodiversity while having fun.
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One Day Litchfield Park Adventures
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One Day Litchfield Park Adventures

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Highlights: Small Group, Personalize Tour Falls-Wangai, Florence, Tolmer, Buley Rock, Magnetic Termite and Cathedral Termite Mound. Butterfly Farm A specialized guided walking tour like no other, to the rocky bottom of Florence Falls via Shady Creek. Swim and cool off in the blissful spring-fed waterfalls, take a guided walk in the tropical monsoon vine forests and experience nature in its finest form. Experience a lesson in ancient Indigenous bush food and medicine, passed down from ancestors for thousands of years. LUNCH is at Tolmer falls where you have the chance to view it from the lookout or do the walk around the top area through an ancient cycad forest while your guide prepares a delicious meal. At your choice to experience Batchelor Butterfly Farm to learn more about our brilliant Australian butterflies and the wonderful Animal Petting zoo or Enjoy feeding animals. Optional extra entry fee Group of 10 0r 16 people
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9-Day Kimberley Offroad Adventure from Darwin to Broome

9-Day Kimberley Offroad Adventure from Darwin to Broome

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This nine-day off-road camping adventure between Darwin and Broome is the ultimate way to see the rugged outback while somebody else takes care of the transport and logistics. Spend your days hiking, swimming, and spotting wildlife in some of Australia’s most beautiful locations while hanging out with a knowledgeable guide and new friends. Camp in remote spots at night.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Magnetic Termite Mounds can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Magnetic Termite Mounds costs USD 126.16. Guided Magnetic Termite Mounds tours start around USD 126.16 per person.
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