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Hervey Bay, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

The room was disgusting. Looked like it hadn't been cleaned for a while. Bathroom was unclean too. I dropped my keys on the floor and noticed the crud behind and around the bookshelf where tne coffee/cups etc were stored. Pulled back the top cover, stripped (too much info I know, but neccesary for the story), jumped into bed and was... More 

Thank Grooter
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016

We stayed for 2 nights and found it a good stop. There were heaps of empty sites in the powered section and we were allowed to choose our own which was great. The staff are so friendly and helpful and the thermal springs are great. You can actually swim anytime 24hrs as it's down away from the sites a little... More 

Thank Amelia T
Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed October 5, 2016

We stayed at the Mataranka Homestead with our daughter on our way to darwin. the hot springs are excellent we were in there twice a day the bar with live music was very good. But our last night there about 12:00am and there were what sounded like gunshots up on the airstrip and down the bottom of the park yelling... More 

Thank bruce c

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Maitland, Australia
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Typical NT hospitality, with a very laid back outdoor drinking area , a good local band was playing the night I stayed. Accommodation is of good quality considering its in the middle of on where 😉 "its not the Hilton and dosn't pretend to be". Easy access to rooms . Pea Hens and Pea cocks will wake you in the... More 

Thank Max W
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7 reviews
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Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Thermal pool was absolutely beautiful! The staff and grounds at the homestead were great so my fiancé and I decided to stay, big mistake! Now, I don't expect 5 star amenities when I camp but this was gross! I don't think they have ever been cleaned, I also felt very unsafe as the lighting was really bad! If u have... More 

Thank Sarah J
Darwin, Australia
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90 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

So much bird life. Wallabies everywhere. Dingoes howling from far away at night! EXCELLENT. A short 2 minute stroll to the waterhole. Food and drinks were excellent and considering where you are it is alround very good

Thank 386RichardA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Toilets and Showers need to be revamped. Ground cover is nothing but dust, for the price they charge they could put down some grass or at least concrete.The springs were nice but not great Older people with leg hip and back problems need better access in to them.

2 Thank Geraldine D
Canberra, Australia
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Mataranka Homestead was nicely situated in the natural environment. Went for a swim in the thermal pool and despite being rather crowded was lovely. The replica Homestead from the book 'we of the never never' can be found here to look at. Live music and a nice meal made my day. en suite room not the best- a bit shabby.

Thank valdaj2015
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight in motel rooms which were disgusting. Paid $89 per room & all we got was a double bed, tv, jug with cups, fridge. No table or chairs, no bench or cupboard to put case on. Shower & toilet which were dirty as was the whole room. Only good thing about the stay was hot springs & we had... More 

2 Thank Judy P
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Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Wow ... I've never been more annoyed about a caravan park. The staff are rude and uncaring. Ok you pick your own spot, but when a problem occurs it's yours. Don't expect to watch the video "we of the never never" on time. The girl there was under the pump and wouldn't turn it on until she "had time" (1hr... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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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“This is best for camping and caravanning. Amenities are not special but camping area, pool, bar and entertainment are good.”
 of 5 bubbles Kenya_J121, Aug 16, 2016 | Read review
“Early arrival at peak times is advisable to get a good place in the caravan park.”
 of 5 bubbles 192grahamp, Jul 2, 2016 | Read review
“Review of caravan facility. If intending to stay here I'd recommend arriving before 11am to get a chance at a powered site.”
 of 5 bubbles jaybee754, Jun 22, 2016 | Read review
“didn't stay in the hotel only the caravan park”
 of 5 bubbles 538fionag, Jun 22, 2016 | Read review
“Cabins are best.”
 of 5 bubbles AlanGelder, Jun 1, 2016 | Read review
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