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Lovely spot for a swim

As we were travelling at the end of the season the springs were relatively quiet and the bottom... read more

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Vikki P
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Yeppoon, Australia
Bitter Springs - Natural thermal springs

Definitely worth a stop for a dip in the natural thermal hot springs (33 degrees I think). These... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TraceyC4
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Bitter Springs Rd | Elsey National Park, Mataranka, Northern Territory 0852, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

As we were travelling at the end of the season the springs were relatively quiet and the bottom section was being rested after a busy tourist season. It was lovely, and very much nicer than those at Mataranka Homestead which have been concreted and were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Vikki P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a stop for a dip in the natural thermal hot springs (33 degrees I think). These springs feel a bit more natural than the Mataranka ones, swimming past the reeds and the river bank lends itself to a more natural swim. Definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little piece of heaven! Delicious warm current slowly carries one down around a hundred meters through native greenery. A swimming noodle makes the swim very relaxing and encourages repeat swims. We stayed at Mataranka Caravan Park so went for our swim at 0730 so...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Denison2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great natural thermal spring. VERY busy in peak season with groups of school children there the day we went. There was still enough room for everyone to find their own space, be it floating with the current or out of that flow of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank razza61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 4 nights large caravan sights inexpensive half a klm walk to the thermal springs hire a noodle from the C/P and do a lazy trip down the creek the water is so clear and so warm unbelievable Suitable for all ages

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ronald w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most shady caravan pks I have stayed in but the poor site marking and stoneage amenaties in tin sheds is a real drwback. Lots of local wallabies within the park. No internet so bring your own Telstra device. The springs are 33°...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank redgta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was just so beautiful . We got their at 9.30 and not many people we just swam around and went down stream many times until lunchtime when we had wrinkly fingers it was that good. Perhaps I shouldn’t say how good it was as...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank atjm4
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mataranka is a long drive no matter which way you come. We stopped off at Katherine for a few days so we could enjoy the surrounding area without rushing. The natural springs at Mataranka has 2 options. The more well known or the less so....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mandy Tony H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This exceeded my expectations! The water is SO clear, is 33 degrees Celsius and you drift down very slowly (around 300m), then get out the steps, walk back up the concrete path and do it all again! Take a pool noodle, goggles or mask and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 52angelal
Reviewed September 4, 2019

Take a noodle, swimmers and a waterproof camera (although the latter would be a bonus). Good parking is available and it needs to be as this is a very popular spot. A short walk in to the springs reveals a section of the spring which...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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ragtimes2018
September 6, 2019|
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Response from Ramsaya2 | Reviewed this property |
No entry fee regardless of where you stay.
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ragtimes2018
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No entry fee you don’t even drive into the caravan park. Absolutely worth the effort take a noodle each
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January 14, 2019|
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Response from ET3121 | Reviewed this property |
Bitumen road off the Stuart Hwy. good road
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