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Bitter Springs

Bitter Springs Rd | Elsey National Park, Mataranka, Northern Territory 0852, Australia
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mataranka

will definantly go back to mataranka best place ever the springs are beautiful and was in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeanette C
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Geelong, Australia
Great Natural Hot Pool for a Swim

This were a great set of pools to swim in, they are not developed as much as others but has good... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Vic H
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“noodles” (98 reviews)
“caravan park” (24 reviews)
“warm water” (19 reviews)
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Bitter Springs Rd | Elsey National Park, Mataranka, Northern Territory 0852, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 steak is amazing.

Thank Jeanette C
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

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 ladder.

Thank Vic H
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

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 along with the current. Take you...More

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

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 noodle everywhere so floating around these pools is easy....More

Thank mareebali1967
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

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.

Thank Colin T
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

There were no crocs in the water when we visited. Having come from the thermal pools at Elsey National Park the day before, we rated this one star less. In addition, it was very hot, and I did not go into the water because I...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We found heaven on earth right here. The water is crystal clear and so warm even i got in. Nice big car park and an easy walk to the springs. Apparently fresh water crocs can inhabit the area but the water is so clear you...More

Thank SalWilkin
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Would be great after the wet season. Was a bit slimey and stagnant when we visited but people were still swimming here. Was closed for a week or 2 due to croc taking up residence.

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is a slightly different review since we couldn't visit because it was closed on 29/9/17 due to a croc in the area. The purpose of this review is to note that when it's open, you should take the advice from others as to what...More

Thank MQ007b
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

While in Darwin we read that there was a large fresh water croc visiting. However, it either kept a low profile or had gone several days later. The swim in the creek was energising, easy to paddle/float in the direction of the current. Best to...More

Thank sweet631
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pbroboy
28 June 2016|
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Response from larisse79 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think two days would be enough as there is not much to do. Depends on yourself if you just like to relax
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Laura T
26 June 2016|
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Response from Graeme B | Reviewed this property |
For memory the car park was quite small but the Mataranka thermal pool had a much bigger car park which would fit caravans there is plenty of room there. That is any abou 7klms down the road.
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tashy1212
5 June 2016|
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Response from Ingrid H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Saw a large one here yesterday. But the ranger says usually only very small ones.
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