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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  • We had a lovely time going with the current on our noodle. Noodles are a must. These are natural springs so the are a few submerged logs/trees you need to be mindful of but you can see them very... 
    We had a lovely time going with the current on our noodle. Noodles are a must. These are natural springs so the are a few submerged logs/trees you need to be mindful of but you can see them very...  more »
  • This is how it works... Enter the stairs closest to the carpark, (TAKE A POOL NOODLE), the water current then carries you down the stream to the last staircase where hop out and walk back up the... 
    This is how it works... Enter the stairs closest to the carpark, (TAKE A POOL NOODLE), the water current then carries you down the stream to the last staircase where hop out and walk back up the...  more »

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