Mataranka - Katherine Region - Northern Territory

Get away from it all, 420 kilometres south of Darwin and 105 kilometres south of Katherine to the small but spirited township of Mataranka. This country town really packs a punch for its size, with approximately 200 residents. Rest and reinvigorate with a range of features and fantastic locations to set up camp under the dazzling blue sky while watching the majestic wedge tailed eagles take flight.

Poaching yourself in the healing waters of the Mataranka Thermal Pool underneath a canopy of palms, where this sandy floored lagoon runs at a constant 33 degrees and is fantastic for little kids and big ones too. Equally impressive are the crystal waters of Bitter Springs where you can drift with the gentle flow a couple of hundred metres to an exit ladder. Stroll back along the walkway through palm forest to do it all over again.

The very special Elsey National Park boasts wonderful stories having been the backdrop for the movie We of the Never Never. Brush up on the local art and history of the area at the Stockyard Gallery and the Never Never Museum or step into the pond and hand feed Barramundi at The Territory Manor. Check with the Information Centre about lending a hand at one of the cattle stations in the area, ensuring you receive a very rewarding experience and one that you will never forget.

Where is Mataranka

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Towns surrounding Mataranka

Katherine Katherine Region
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Pine Creek Katherine Region
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