"Mataranka - Home of Beautiful Thermal Pools" Top 5 Page for this destination Mataranka by aussirose
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The Thermal Pools were wonderful.... barramundi fish feeding fun.... and learning a bit about the history here and visiting the Else Gravesite was interesting.
Oh and you must stay at the Mataranka Homestead!! This place is just the best!!! :o)
The bush setting was lovely, nice easy board walk past the Thermal Pool and to the river. We didn't want to chance a swim in the river as there was a beware of the croc sign there. Crocs are removed from the area regularly ....but we didn't want to take a chance....and why would you when the thermal pool was safe to swim in.
However the bush scenery was just gorgeous! :o)
Hubby is a Horticulturist and was in his element here....pointing out this tree & that bush. I was just happy to take in the lovely scenery. I love tropical plants and this place sure had heaps of lovely palms :o)
The only set back were all the flying foxes!!..... by this I means tons of them!!! ... and their smell wasn't the best!! what stinkers they are!! But it all adds to the experience. :o)
To follow my journey from Cairns to Darwin please click the link below. You can also access the link from my travelogue.
- Pros:Natural Thermal Pools. Feeding Barramundi. Rich in Gold Rish history.
- Cons:Smelly bats.
- In a nutshell:A definate 'must see' and overnight stay when driving the top end of Australia.
It's always handy to have one of these in the car when travelling outback......doesn't have to be as flash haha :o) We... more travel advice
I had the best oysters ever!! here at the downtown Mataranka Pub. My favourite oysters come from South Australia and I... more travel advice
Written Nov 20, 2009
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