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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  • will definantly go back to mataranka best place ever the springs are beautiful and was in the springs everyday. the history of the movie we of the never never was brilliant. have a great bar and the s...  more »
  • Area great for swimming with space in a hot water in nature. Attention to crocodiles but everything depends on the season (before the rainy season no risk because the salt water crocodiles, the dangerous cannot access the sources). Most of the time we see rather turtles because the water is very clear.
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  • This were a great set of pools to swim in, they are not developed as much as others but has good entry points. Once you are in you can soak or swim down the length of the pools to the bridge and ladde...  more »
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