Magnetic Termite Mounds

GPS: -13.10144 , 130.84554
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  • Place of Interest
  • National Park
  • Day Use Area
Litchfield National Park
Batchelor NT 0845
  • Information display
  • Board walk to mounds
  • Photo opportinity

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Follow signs on Litchfield Park Road

Last updated by Clyde Camel on 4th May, 2012
One of Litchfield National Park's unique sights is the location featuring termite mounds made by a variety of termites that align their mounds with the earth's magnetic field.
The mounds are like enormous compasses, with their thin edges pointing north south and broad faces to the east and west, minimising their exposure to the sun.

Large cathedral termite mounds can also be seen at this location and an information shelter provides a fascinating insight into these remarkable creatures.
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