Elsey National Park, Mataranka

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Elsey is a national park in the Northern Territory of Australia, extending from 2 km to 19 km east of Mataranka and 378 km southeast of Darwin.
Features of the park include Mataranka Falls, and the “Mataranka Thermal Pools”
The thermal springs are home to a well known colony of the little red fruit-bat, species Pteropus scapulatus, an attraction that has also been discouraged from inhabiting the site for the strong odour of their camps. These fruit eating bats roost during the day at the stands of bamboo, often in large numbers, and leave at night to feed on nectar from trees.
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  • Thank you to Rangers and staff for the amazing upkeep of this beautiful national park. Well kept signage, clean toilets, great easy to follow tracks. I know we sometimes take all this for granted...  more »
  • Outstandingly beautiful with minimal human input, this a great and unusual place to visit. Its worth the stop for a look, but when we were there it was completely full of humans, shoulder to...  more »
  • Nice relaxing swim in the creek. Great fun just floating on a lilo down the creek at bitter springs.
  • Amazingly beautiful place. Bitter Springs Caravan Park great. Plenty of shade under beautiful rainforest canopy with short walk to Bitter Springs. This one of the most beautiful natural places we have been to.

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