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Reviewed January 13, 2017

What a great spot this is, we could have stayed 2 nights. Beautiful setting surrounded by bush and wildlife, lots of birds and we had a great cabin with a balcony. Everything we needed was provided in the cabin which was spotlessly clean. It was so tranquil and just lovely. We could have walked down to the thermal pools but...

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Surf Beach
Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Tranquil setting with great facilities just a 10 min walk to bitter springs Helpful friendly staff, clean and comfy Unfortunately the bed was saggy that I had to sleep in so hopefully that has been replaced and it will be back to the standard normally provided

Thank Suzanne P
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed November 7, 2016

I had such a wonderful stay here. It was only for one night, but man it was lovely. So relaxing, walking distance to the thermal pools, everything you need is there, very clean, staff very happy and lay back.

Thank 61Shaz
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Bitter Springs was a bit of a hidden gem. The couple running the place were lovely and very helpful. We arrived in a downpour & got thoroughly drenched. Kids thought it was great. We had a nice lush camper site and good amenities all around. I only hope this stays natural and doesn't change with increased tourism. The water was...

2Thank Anne H
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful little spot, plenty of shade and big spacious sites to choose from. Rustic but spotlessly clean amenities. Lots of space for the kids to explore. Short walk to springs but feels longer in the heat! Quiet and restful night for us.

Thank Driftin D
Okinawa, Japan
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I had to make a quick trip to Mataranka to check out Bitter Springs. I decided to get a cabin at Bitter Springs Camp Ground & Cabins. This is at the end of tourist season so the camp ground was not full but had enough people to see that it was being used. My cabin could sleep about six people...

Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Affordable & quiet, an ideal spot walking distance from Bitter Springs - well worth the drive from Darwin. Thermal water sounds a strange experience to seek in the heat of the Top End - but very refreshing & an amazing natural place

Thank Jon-Irene
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We had a relaxing stay fir 3 nights when we on l y meant to have an overnighter. We visited the spring every day and just layed back enjoying the clear warm water of the springs. Went along the river and had a flick for a barra but nothing doing yet. Clean and tidy amenities and good large powered sites.

Thank Robert O
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed August 29, 2016

An easy drive down from Darwin and a pleasant swim in the springs. Cabin very comfortable and clean. No restaurant so had to go up the road to have dinner which was fine but had to drive. Similarly no breakfast so headed off to Daly Waters early.

Thank Les988
Maclean, Australia
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Heading south from Darwin was recommended to try Bitter Springs for stopover. After traveling 400 odd kms pulled in to stay .Park had plenty of sites all dirt but reasonable size set up and went to thermal pools. Bloody beautiful way to unwind after driving then several corona's to relax. Recommend as a stopover.

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Formerly known as Mataranka Cabins and camping this small family owned property has received a new name - Bittersprings Cabins and Camping at Mataranka. Just a short 500 metre walk from the lovely Bitter Springs Thermal Pools this accommodation facility has 4 lovely clean self contained cabins and a large number of powered and unpowered campsites suitable for tents, campers or caravans. This campground is an ideal base to explore the Never Never Region and Elsey National Park. CABINS: Our fully self contained cabins are stylish and well appointed. They have ensuite toilet and shower and are well spaced for privacy. The cabins have all the requirements for you to have a relaxing and enjoyable break. Your pets are welcome in our grounds but unfortunately they are not allowed inside the cabins or into the Bittersprings as this is part of the national park. CAMPGROUNDS: With powered and unpowered sites large enough in size to park both your caravan and car, clean toilets and showers, laundry and camp kitchen equipped with BBQ and fridge. Your pets are welcome in the campgrounds but unfortunately they are not allowed into the Bittersprings as this is part of the national park. Bittersprings Tourist location: This amazing destination is only a 500m walk from the campgrounds and remains a beautiful 32 degrees Celsius. It is part of Elsey National Park and has a day use area with barbecues, tables and eco-friendly toilets. We recommend you experience the springs by hiring from us pool noodles (flotation devices) putting your thongs, sandals or crocs onto the ends and floating with the current 200m down the Aquatrail. With an underwater mask (available for hire), freshwater turtles are often seen swimming amongst the reed beds. At the end of the gentle drift, a ladder lets the adventurer climb out onto the Bitter Springs walking path and return to the main pool for another go round. We are: •Three kilometres from the Stuart Highway and Mataranka township Lovely Self-contained Cabins •On sealed road access •Two kilometres from the nearest restaurant •500 metres from Bitter Springs Thermal Pools •Five minutes drive from the Mataranka Thermal Pools •Twenty minutes drive from the start of the walking trail to Mataranka Falls •Twenty minutes from the old Elsey Cemetery ... more   less 

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Address: 255 Martin Road | Bitter Springs, Mataranka, Northern Territory 0852, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Mataranka
Price Range: $92 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“This is not a hotel - this is camping and cabins - I camped.”
 of 5 bubbles 61Shaz, Nov 7, 2016 | Read review
“Cannot book unpowered sites so ensure you arrive before 2pm to ensure you secure a site!!!”
 of 5 bubbles ilovepythagoras, Aug 23, 2016 | Read review
“Cabins are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles V5350MSstevenl, Aug 3, 2016 | Read review
“All cabins had lovely views. Book well ahead.”
 of 5 bubbles artlover51, Oct 1, 2015 | Read review
“The cabins are great and very private so any one would be a great pick!”
 of 5 bubbles lindybrian, Apr 11, 2015 | Read review
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