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The Mataranka Thermal Pool is a truely amazing place to visit and go for a swim. We had the place basically to ourselves and had a fantastic time. The pool is about 500m from the car park and about an hours drive from Katherine and well worth a visit if you are in the area.
We came to this area, parked for free, headed to the toilets/change room then headed to the thermal pools. We heard a lot of noise and since it was 1 pm, thought it was birds, but it was hundreds of flying foxes (bats). It was amazing to see. Easy walk on a boardwalk to the…
This place was surreal. Amazing concrete clad pools in a leafy shady forest. We were fortunate to share the area with thousands of fruit bats and you could hear them as soon as you enter the forest about 200m from the pools. The water was very refreshing in the hot weather. …
Mataranka hot springs are about 110 km south of Katherine. Wow a hidden oasis We first floated on the waters at Bitter Springs, told the water was not as clear as usual but still good. There were a few areas of weed/grass and fallen logs to float over following a light…
I was really looking foward to the springs as it was a highlight on a school trip many years ago. Sadly it was well below expectations. The walk to the pool was through palms and piles of dead palm fronds. The trees are now home to a large bat colony. This created large amounts…