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Mataranka

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22 travelers at this place:

  • Day27

    Devil's Marbles to Bitter Springs

    July 13, 2017 in Australia

    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

    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!
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  • Day249

    Bitter Springs

    May 3, 2017 in Australia

    Dann ging es weiter. Unser nächster Stop war diese wunderschöne warme Quelle, die in einen Fluss führt. Obwohl vor Krokodilen gewarnt wurde, sind wir alle ins Wasser gegangen. Es sind Süß Wasser Krokodil, die nur aggressiv werden wenn man ihre Nester geht. Ein bisschen mulmig war mir trotzdem zumute, vor allem wenn das Wasser sehr schwarz wurde oder ich gegen ein Stein oder einen Baumstamm geschwommen bin.Read more

  • Day246

    Mataranka, AUS

    May 3, 2017 in Australia

    Endlichhhhh bekamen wir den (langersehnten) Anruf von der Werkstatt, dass unser Auto startklar ist. Schnell hasteten wir zur Werkstatt und fuhren direkt wieder ins Outback. Die Kosten haben sich mit ca. 80 Euro echt im Rahmen gehalten 😊 (Gott sei Dank!). Da sind uns die zwei Nächte im Hotel teurer gekommen!

    Am nächsten Tag haben wir dann wieder weiter Australien entdeckt und fuhren zu den Bitter Springs. Es handelt sich dabei um eine heiße Quelle hinter der sich ein wunderschöner Fluss gebildet hat. Das Wasser war glasklar. Wir packten schnell unsere Schnorchelausrüstung aus und ließen uns den Fluss abwärts treiben. So eine schöne Süßwasser-Unterwasserwelt haben wir noch nie gesehen 😊. Wir haben sogar Schildkröten entdeckt (bestimmt 10!). Das Erlebnis nach einer solch langweiligen Woche tat echt gut 😊.

    Wir sind wieder happy on the road 😀
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  • Day13

    Mataranka

    October 14, 2016 in Australia

    Im Elsey Nationalpark baden wir in Matarankas warmen Thermalquellen.
    Kristallklares Wasser zwischen Palmen und tropischer Vegetation.
    Wir sind jedoch nicht die einzigen, die hier abhängen.
    In den Palmen schlafen am Tage ca. 200 000 Little Red Flying-Foxes.
    Nachts fliegen sie über 20 km weit, um sich den Nektar und die Pollen
    von Eukalyptusbäumen zu holen.
    Wir sind total beeindruckt.

  • Day177

    Mataranka

    June 2, 2017 in Australia

    Had a fantastic 4 nights at Bitter Springs Campground. It was an easy walk from the campground to Bitter Springs where we spent most morning and afternoons floating down the river in our pool hammocks.

    We also frequented Mataranka Springs which was a short 7km drive. Mataranka Springs have been concreted around the sides and has no weeds, lillies and logs etc which some preferred.

    Temperature 17-29°
    Diesel $1.39
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  • Day78

    Mataranka

    July 14, 2017 in Australia

    14/7
    This morning we went fishing again. While we were fishing we saw a croc and dad caught an egret.
    The road out was quite rough. We missed the turn off to the petrol station and shop at Roper Bar. When we found the shop we got petrol and a fishing ruler.
    We arrived in Mataranka and we camped with the Hearns at Little Roper Stockcamp. After we set up Ben and Michelle went shopping and Molly and Bronte stayed behind. We taught Molly and Bronte how to play spoons (to play spoons you need at least 3 people and 2 spoons, you always need one less spoon then the amount of players. You can have as many players as you want. The object of the game is to get 4 of the same number and if you see someone else take a spoon you can take a one. No one wins, you can only lose. You lose by being the only person without a spoon. You can play with other things, pencils, tongues etc.)Read more

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Mataranka, 0852, Матаранка

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