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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  • So nice to float in a natural spring.... the water temperature was amazing warm! Recommend bringing a pool noodle or finding a decent size log to drift along! Kids loved it. If you have a fear of...  more »
  • You will be absolutely mesmerised with this pure natural spring. Don’t forget to take a noodle as it is very deep and beware of the trees in the water, but that is what makes it so magical. Lie back.....  more »

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