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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  • There were no crocs in the water when we visited. Having come from the thermal pools at Elsey National Park the day before, we rated this one star less. In addition, it was very hot, and I did not go ...  more »
  • No special! Nothing much to say. You can observe with a bit of luck turtles and a few animal species, wildlife is not exceptional. Fro what. See Douglas hot Springs North
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  • We found heaven on earth right here. The water is crystal clear and so warm even i got in. Nice big car park and an easy walk to the springs. Apparently fresh water crocs can inhabit the area but the ...  more »

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