Australia
Mataranka

Discover travel destinations of travelers writing a travel journal on FindPenguins.

Top 10 Travel Destinations Mataranka

Show all

55 travelers at this place

  • Day219

    T13 - Outback

    May 28, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 29 °C

    MATARANKA & KATHERINE

    ▪️Haben heute das Outback verlassen
    ▪️Die Bäume werden wieder größer, die Gräser grüner und der Feuerrote Sand dunkler
    ▪️Es sind mehr tote Tiere auf der Straße und Termitenhügel verzierten für 100erte Kilometer den Wegesrand
    ▪️Waren in Mataranka in glasklaren, 33°C warmen, natürlichen Thermal-Pools baden
    ▪️Mitten im Dschungel eine kleine wunderschöne türkis blaue Oase
    ▪️In Katherine, der größten Stadt zwischen Darwin und Alice Springs, haben wir getankt und sind anschließend zu unserem Free Camp gefahren
    ▪️Unseren letzten Abend saßen wir gemütlich zusammen bei Kerzenschein und erzählten uns Geschichten - verrückt und lustig wars 😅

    💡Im Outback leben wilde Kamele.
    Read more

  • Day313

    Mataranka Bitter Springs

    July 18, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Da wir heute noch einen letzten freien Tag in Katherine hatten, haben wir uns eine Bustour nach Mataranka gegönnt. Um 7.30 Uhr morgens war Abfahrt in dem ungewöhnlich Bus, welcher eher einem LKW glich. Nach einer Stunde Fahrt waren sind wir in Mataranka angekommen und konnten nach einen 3 Kilometer Fußmarsch die wunderschönen Bitter Springs genießen. Auch hier waren wir bereits vor nicht ganz einem Jahr mit Anthony auf unserem Roadtrip. Diesmal haben wir allerdings einen ganzen Tag Zeit, um diesen Naturwunder zu genießen. ☺️😍 Auch wenn das Wasser erfrischend aussieht hat es eher Badewannen Temperaturen, und man kann sich durch den kleinen Bach mit der Strömung treiben lassen. Umringt von Palmen fühlt man sich hier wie im Paradies. 🌴
    Um 16 Uhr ging dann unser Bus zurück nach Katherine. Was ein schöner Tag! Gleich schnell ins Bett denn morgen beginnt die Katherine Show.
    Read more

  • Day320

    Bitter Springs - eine andere Welt

    September 8, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Mitten in trockendster Umgebung taucht eine grüne Oase, ein kleiner tropischer Regenwald, auf 😍 In den Thermalquellen der Bitter Springs kann man mit der Strömung in 34°C warmen und unglaublich klarem Wasser schwimmen und fühlt sich wie in eine andere Welt eingetaucht 😊Read more

  • Day27

    Devil's Marbles to Bitter Springs

    July 13, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Roy, Finn and Meg checked out dawn at Devil's Marbles before we packed up early and set off for a huge day in the car. Eight hours later (including a lunch stop) we arrived at Bitter Springs and a very warm 32 degrees!
    Along the way we enjoyed more of the bright green landscape from yesterday and the termite mounds increased in size and number (many dressed in clothes and hats...). There were some really lush green spots like Gilmore Swamp and beautiful Ghost Gums dotted the sides of the highway. The green on some of the trees up here is so light and bright it seems almost surreal! We stopped at the iconic Daly Waters Pub for a Barra Burger and beer for lunch and the kids met up with Mo the parrot (another traveller's pet). We arrived at Bitter Springs just after 4pm - enough time to set up and then walk the few hundred metres down the road for our first float down the Spring. Amazing water - crystal clear and warm (34 degrees!) and it flows so you hop in at one end, float downstream and then walk back and repeat! The water's deep and the path was rocky so we made note to return the next day with pool noodles (hired from the caravan park) and to hook our thongs/crocs onto them as we floated downstream so we could easily traverse the return path!
    Read more

  • Day29

    Bitter Springs

    July 15, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We stopped for 3 relaxing nights at Bitter Springs and thoroughly enjoyed our numerous "laps" of the Springs which were a short walk from the shady caravan park - actually, the perfect distance to walk back after a dip and still be slightly damp and cool by the time we reached the van! We soon acclimatised to the warmer day time temperatures (about 32 degrees) and enjoyed the nights dropping down to about 14 degrees.
    The Springs were truly amazing - crystal clear and a constant 34 degrees (slightly warmer in the middle of the day) with enough flow to hop in and float down stream with minimal effort. With masks/snorkels and goggles it was the perfect combination of pool + movement to keep the kids entertained for hours on end!
    Roy and the kids attempted a spot of fishing in the nearby river after spotting an impressive Barramundi caught by one of the long term residents...seems it takes slightly more experience (and dry cat food as bait!) to catch a big one! In the end we decided to head 2km up the road for the free Barramundi fish feeding sessions (held daily at 9.30 and 1) and the kids each got a turn to feed the super-size specimens a pilchard!
    Read more

  • Day21

    Mataranka Hot Springs - Tennant Creek

    October 14, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    We get a lie in this morning - 05.15! I haven't slept well and I'm still coughing a lot. I don't expect the Observers in the rooms on either side of me got a very good night either! I open our cabin door to discover that it is actually coolish and fresh which is wonderful. After breakfast and lunch making, we strike camp and are able to quickly take photos of last night's hot springs.

    We trailer the car down to the main road and run the solar car a few times along the side road. Andrew lines us all up for a prompt 08.00 start. Nick goes to turn on our engine but nothing happens. He tried again. And again. We're totally dead. It looks like the fob batteries have gone. We cannot find the emergency key slot. Andrew comes back and a couple of safety car officals stop to offer assistance. For no apparent reason the car decided it was suddenly going to respond. Probably the batteries in the fob have moved slightly with all the activity. We're on our way only a couple of minutes late.

    We have a good run. The car runs for 2.5 hours before we stop for a driver change. Another 40 minutes or so sees us running into Dunmarra, of homemade pie fame. John and I have chunky beef pie, chips and gravy for lunch. It's 41C again.

    We really need to get to Tennant Creek tonight if we're going to make Alice Springs tomorrow so it's decided to put our most experienced driver in the car and to push it. He's manages to run the car at close to 80kph for the best part of an hour before the batteries begin to overheat. Nick and I go ahead to find a safe place to pull the convoy of the road and trailer the car. Our new observer, Eric, is quite impressed that it only took 15 minutes; the last car he was with took over an hour. The flies are just now beginning to become a bit of a nuisance.

    We trailer 230km to Tennant Creek where I spend an inordinate amount of time checking into a camping and caravan park. At least it's only the tents that need to be set up and the food dealt with. Our little cabins are small and a bit whiffy but have aircon and don't involve a tent which suits me just fine.
    Read more

  • Day313

    Bitter Springs Mataranka

    July 18, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Für heute hatten wir von Katherine eine Bustour nach Mataranka und zurück gebucht, um nochmal die Bitter Springs zu besuchen. Hier waren wir bereits mit Anthony auf dem Roadtrip von Darwin nach Cairns letztes Jahr.
    Vom Mataranka Roadhouse liefen wir dann dort hin und waren ein zweites Mal beeindruckt vom klaren Wasser und der Landschaft.
    Den ganzen Tag verbrachten wir hier mit Schwimmen und Fotos machen, bevor wir am späten Nachmittag zurück zum Roadhouse liefen und unseren Bus zurück nach Katherine nahmen.
    Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Mataranka, 0852, Матаранка

Join us:

FindPenguins for iOSFindPenguins for Android

Sign up now