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A magic day

I was visiting NT to spend our anniversary with my husband, who works there most of the year. We... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Tranquil location

Not packed with tourists, possibly due to our time of travel. Check the water before letting your... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Darwin, Australia
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Douglas-Daly, Northern Territory 0822, Australia
+61 8 8976 0282
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All reviews gravel road warm water small creek sacred site shallow water dry season great spot worth a visit few hours daly 7km 2wd shade nt dip darwin corrugated
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

I was visiting NT to spend our anniversary with my husband, who works there most of the year. We spent about 2 hours driving out to the springs from Palmerston, and sighted two wedge tail eagles on the way, one was dining on a wallaby...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Not packed with tourists, possibly due to our time of travel. Check the water before letting your children in "It is HOT", Respect the area, it borders a "sacred site" (Everywhere should be treated with respect)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kellye1781
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The only reason to avoid the Douglas-Daly Hot Springs is if you are not up for the 7km of red dust and corrugated road on the way in. The free camp there is very popular. The springs are very natural. No need for noodles here....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DaisyClover
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

So, I read all these reviews and they all said 2WD would be fine. I’m not so sure. There was a 7 km dirt road, which was very corrugated. This may have been because it is the end of the dry season, so the road...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JessVZ
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

You won't want to miss this if you're looking for a Restful and Invigorating place to go during the NT Dry Season. Enjoy and dip yourself in the hot 'sauna' vast shallow spring and you choose another cooler spot IF it gets too hot for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joy M
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Has been more then 20 years since I have been to the Hot Springs and was a delight to be back. Easy to find space to sit and relax in the water that would change from warm to cool in temperature, and by exploring the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alan S
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

The photos on the nth website are mostly of the cold river which runs parallel to the small creek which is about 50 meters long and is about 100to150 mm deep. The sand is very course and you need footwear to transverse.Camp ground was noisy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ron H
Reviewed June 15, 2018

This is definately worth a visit. Lots of different temperatures of water that range from cold, luke warm to boiling hot. Campground very average though and no shade.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mildygal1
Reviewed November 9, 2017

A beautiful place to swim and relax and soak away your worries. Find a spot in the water flow where the cold and hot water meets and mixes...its great. It is a bit of a drive from Darwin so if going for the day understand...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Wade J
Reviewed September 5, 2017

The Hot Springs themselves are quite nice but don't even think about about camping there. Imagine a cross between Dante's "Inferno" and "Apocalypse Now." The camping culture is absolutely broken and National Parks don't seem to be doing anything to rectify it. No envelopes were...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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July 19, 2017|
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Response from opelgypsy | Reviewed this property |
I can see no reason why you could not take a quad bike. There is a dirt road to the springs and a dirt track to the local river camp sites. I would probably ring the owners however, they are lovely helpful people.
June 22, 2017|
Response from marekka29 | Reviewed this property |
The last 7kms are unsealed but the road is in fair condition. There is also a part where you dip and drive through a few inches of water.