Mataranka Hot Springs
Elsey National Park
Directions - Mataranka is located about an hours drive south east of Katherine and the Hot Springs are a short drive from the centre of town. Take Homestead Road from Stuart Highway and follow this to the end, parking in the open area between the Mataranka Homestead and the Elsey Homestead Replica. The walk starts from the information board at the entrance to the Mataranka Homestead.
The Walk - With a day set aside to visit Mataranka and some walks in Elsey National Park, the main event that everyone was looking forward to was a dip in the famous Mataranka Hot Springs. With it being July School Holidays and peak tourist season, the town was busy when we arrived so we met up with Grannam and Guy and decided on a place to have lunch. Eventually making our way to the hot springs, we parked up at the Mataranka Homestead to see what was what.