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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  • When we went here the water wasn't as clean as I had expected. There was a lot of floating foul smelling discharge. The water color was still an amazing turquoise. I can imagine that in the right...  more »
  • Definately the best place to visit the thermal area at Mataranka. Pretty busy in the mad tourist season, but quite tolerable with not too many people crowding around. Saw a few native wallabies and....  more »
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