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Thermal pools in Mataranka are absolutely amazing. Definitely worth stopping and visiting. Loved it.

Reviewed 3 days ago
sallysZ5395RL
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Bunbury, Australia
via mobile
Such a beautiful sopt

was really beautiful. There were a few bats around so that was a bit noisy but the hot pools were... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2019
Tania F
,
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful spot to stop for a few hours and relax in the thermal springs. Than continue onto to Katherine

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ET3121
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

We visited Elsey National Park when Outside Temperature was 42 Degrees C and

Very Dry . Yet Walking through the Prehistoric Palm Trees on the Raised Eco -

Friendly was much Cooler near the Free to Public, Natural Thermal Mineral Pools .

British BBC Film crews were trying to Capture Footage of Crocodiles in the

River catching and Eating the Flying Foxes when they swooped to Scoop a

Mouthful of Water befor they Fly distance to Eat Fruit at night.

The Palm trees look very Prehistoric , Stone age providing Cooler Shade over the

Natural Clear Water in the Very Popular Thermal Mineral Pools .

We stayed 3 Relaxing nights at the Very Cheap Motel Mataranka Homestead next to

the Thermal Springs and Walking Tracks and the Replica of the Original

Mataranka Homestead Nearby and Walked twice a Day to Relax in these Pools .

There are Cheap Cabins ,Motel rooms and Camping and Caravan Dirt Sites and

there are Free Public Toilets and Change Rooms close to Thermal Pools.

Meals and Food ,Cold Drinks at the Homestead Outdoor Bar.

Dress is very Casual ,wear a Hat when walking under Palms ,I got pooped on by

Flying Fox Sleeping overhead after its Night of Feeding on Fruit Trees.

Bring Your Camera , I Pod , Smart Phone for Photos and there is Free WI fi at the

Homestead Bar Area. Exercising in this Natural Thermal Spring Pools Actually

Soothes Body Aches and Relaxes You after Traveling. You visit for a few Relaxing

hours or a Short Holiday . There are more things to see if You Check the

Roadside Information Site between Mataranka Town and the National Park.

We also visited the Local Barramundi Hand feeding at Territory Manor .

Local Business Staff in Mataranka Town are very Helpful and Informative .

This was Our 8th visit to Elsey National Park to Relax when Traveling .

We Plan to Return , Talk to Locals and See even more Next Trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank raquelneric
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

We were driving towards the thermal pools and saw the sign for the Replica Elsey Homestead and decided to have a look through. This is the homestead used in the 1980's film 'We of The Never Never'. The replica is an authentic copy of the original homestead right down to the wood used in the construction. We enjoyed looking through the building and reading the snippets of information about the film and original homestead from newspaper cuttings and information brochures pasted on the walls, and seeing the few items of furniture on display. However, we thought it could have been fitted out a bit more.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lorraine L
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

The thermal pools at Mataranka are located in this national park.
To preserve the undergrowth, there is an elevated walkway through the wetlands.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Adventurers049
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

There is a short +- 10 km drive from Mataranka through the park along the river. A couple of lovely picnic spots along the way. Stop in on at the thermal pools got a refreshing swim!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark K
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