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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  • Thermal Springs are for every age from arriving to departing staff were great. Water truck watered down dirt road in van park a few times a day. Amenities are pretty good van sites are good, roads wer...  more »
  • Perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural surrounds. Make sure you bring your goggles and noodles to float down the river. Easy walk back to the start as the path is now concrete. Gets very busy on...  more »

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