Bitter Springs, Mataranka

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Surrounded by shady tall palms, Bitter Springs are pools of thermal water which have soothed tired travelers for decades. The pools are located inside the Elsey National Park, where you can bushwalk, birdwatch, canoe, swim, and fish. Drop by the pools to rest your muscles in the calm waters, which are constantly at 32 C (89.6 F). Bring your snorkeling gear to discover an underwater world of small fish and turtles, or simply glide downstream with the current to enjoy the lush surrounding vegetation and spot a variety of birds living in the trees. Facilities include public toilets, sheltered picnic areas, and plenty of parking. Take the guesswork out of planning a Mataranka vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Booked for two, changed to three, changed to four, what the hec we are staying a week. Awesome relaxing time. Not far from Mataranka homestead but a much more relaxing atmosphere. Stayed at caravan pa...  more »
  • We had a nice relaxing swim in the creek, no fear of crocs. They have steps to enter the creek which flows gently.  more »
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