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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  • Great spot for a quick dip. I was fortunate enough to know others who came before us. The idea is to take a noodle (Long floating device) the water flows slowly and you can enter at the start floating...  more »
  • Stunning under water viewing in crystal clear water. A natural spring so expect some algae on top of the water.Take a mask and snorkel to really appreciate the crystal clear water. We also take a pool...  more »
  • We enjoyed our trip down the road for a refreshing swim. There was a bit of algae about but still a lovely natural spot for a swim.  more »

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