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Magnetic Termite Mounds
Magnetic Termite Mounds

Magnetic Termite Mounds

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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 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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Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin With Waterfalls And Buley Rockhole

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 and Jumping Crocodile Cruise

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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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. See all 3 Magnetic Termite Mounds tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Magnetic Termite Mounds costs USD 135.07. Guided Magnetic Termite Mounds tours start around USD 135.07 per person. See all 3 Magnetic Termite Mounds tickets and tours on Viator.