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Mandurah, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We only stayed overnight to experience the Mataranka Hot Springs & Bitter Springs. The rate was cheap enough at $29/night. It's mostly dusty gravel sites but they are marked and you can choose where you want to park. The amenities could really do with an upgrade. The Mataranka Spring is within walking distance from the caravan park & Bitter Springs... More 

Thank Susanne P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our stay here, lovely shady site, we didn't want to leave the park, had the thermal pool during the day and fantastic entertainment and dining atmosphere at night. It's worth staying here just for the music entertainment itself! ( they were called "The Giants") very friendly staff! Will definitely stay there again :)

Thank Joanne S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a motel which was very basic but clean at least. To boil the electric jug i had the option of pulling the fridge away from the wall to get access to a plug or balance it on the sink in the bathroom. Not ideal. Thermal pools are being redeveloped so were a litle crowded but nice all the same.... More 

Thank MausNorris
Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the pet section of the caravan park which was a perfect spot. Very short walk to the springs and over the road from the restaurant. The springs were warm to swim in and quite deep in most spots. Fairly crowded in there in the afternoon. Restaurant food was good and a pleasant atmosphere to sit and enjoy.... More 

Thank Linda S
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Homestead, rooms were clean but small and old. Whilst we only paid $89 for the night that was enough for them. The half of the Springs are getting a make over so crowds bigger in the half that was open. Food was great and very well priced and the band was terrific. Overall I would... More 

Thank MarkCSyd
Sunshine Coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed overnight on drive home from Darwin Staff at reception were okay, we were given a map. We found the thermal pool, lots of people in there. these pools are not as hot as you think they are, around 30 degrees. Very deep, so keep this in mind when taking small children. worth the trip just to go to the... More 

Thank cardeb
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a great disappointment. So much hype. So much build up to getting here for the thermal pools and "resort" at the old homestead but what a let down. Moderately priced at $30 for powered and water site but that's where it ends. Dirt. No marked sites just dirt. Power for four sites on one side of the 'road'... More 

Thank huntsplace

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London, England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We last stayed here seven years ago and had reasonably fond memories of it. However this time: we were told they did not take reservations, it was first come first served. We arrived early so that was not a problem but then we had to drive around to find a pitch which was unoccupied. It is a very dusty site... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay with a band on each night in peak season. Cabins run down but comfortable for the price. Lots of room for caravan and campers. Great thermal pools with upgrades started to make the experience better. Food was good and reasonably priced. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Kelly H
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The feeling that we blundered into Fawlty Towers part-2 was off set by the good company of the many other campers who chose to be here. The instructions for finding a space in the powered sites is "park where you like." This produces a chaotic pattern of selecting a space with newcomers typically agonizing over which inadequately defined space to... More 

Thank Graham P
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mataranka Homestead Tourist Resort is situated by beautiful and tranquil thermal pools. The unique spring fed pools, set within a lush tropical rainforest, maintain a temperature of 34 degrees Celsius and flow at 16,495 litres per minute. Enjoy a variety of accommodations including cabins, motel rooms, powered and unpowered campsites and a backpackers hostel, free seasonal entertainment, scenic bush walks, and dine or relax at the Garden Bistro, Jeannies Kitchen, the Coolabah Spit Carvery or the Malukas Bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mataranka Homestead

Address: Homestead Road, Mataranka, Northern Territory 0852, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Mataranka
Hotel Class:1 star — Mataranka Homestead 1*
Number of rooms: 45
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