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Bitter Springs Mataranka

Bitter Springs Walk

Elsey National Park

Directions - Mataranka is located about an hours drive south east of Katherine and Bitter Springs is a short drive from the centre of town. Follow the signs off Stuart Highway and turn onto Martin Road, continuing until you reach the Bitter Springs car park and the end of the road. The trail head for the Bitter Springs Walk is on the southern side of the car park. 

The Walk - Mataranka is home to a couple of popular hot springs that bubble up from underground at a rate of 34 million litres a day. Having visited Mataranka Hot Springs in the morning, the last visit of the day would be reserved for Bitter Springs and we were hoping it would be a little quieter. After finishing the Botanic Walk located nearby, we found one of the last parking spots in the main car park and made our way to the information board for the area.