Elsey National Park, Mataranka

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Elsey is a national park in the Northern Territory of Australia, extending from 2 km to 19 km east of Mataranka and 378 km southeast of Darwin.
Features of the park include Mataranka Falls, and the “Mataranka Thermal Pools”
The thermal springs are home to a well known colony of the little red fruit-bat, species Pteropus scapulatus, an attraction that has also been discouraged from inhabiting the site for the strong odour of their camps. These fruit eating bats roost during the day at the stands of bamboo, often in large numbers, and leave at night to feed on nectar from trees.
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  • Was great. We were lucky enough to have the springs to ourselves. I can see this would be very busy in the high season. 
    Was great. We were lucky enough to have the springs to ourselves. I can see this would be very busy in the high season.  more »
  • Campground looks good although we didn’t stay there. You can easily access most locations by car or go for longer walks if you wish. 
    Campground looks good although we didn’t stay there. You can easily access most locations by car or go for longer walks if you wish.  more »
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  • Camped at the other campground the 1st night which was great then Mataranka homestead the next few nights. Loved the thermal pool although does get quite busy and noisy and a just a short drive to Bitter springs . This was a nice relaxing drift along the crystal clear creek. A noodle is a must to get the most out it.
  • Lovely place to stay with plenty of space, clean ammenities and open camp fire facilities. Watch out for the black pig🐷😛

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