Lay back in the spring-fed thermal pools amid palms and tropical woodlands in Elsey National Park, found by surveyors for the Overland Telegraph Line.

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Discovered by surveyors for the Overland Telegraph Line in the latter part of the nineteenth century, the Bitter Springs are located approximately two kilometres from Mataranka in the Katherine region. Set amongst palms and tropical woodlands in the Elsey National Park, these spring-fed thermal pools are an ideal place to relax and unwind after a long drive, or while exploring the national park.

There is a short loop walk available at Bitter Springs.

Opening times:
Daily, 24 hours.
Entry cost:
Free entry
Activities:
  • Swimming
  • Self-Guided
Facilities:
  • Car park
  • Public Toilet