Douglas Hot springs NT

Submitted: Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 10:41
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Would any one have information on Douglas Hot Spring in the Northern Territory, Camping costs,facilities and who it is controlled by National Pks ect
Have a good day Revs
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 11:04

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 11:04
Revs,carnt help with costs or facilities but we were there last year and it was a really nice spot.Yoy have to watch were you get into the water though as in places it is really HOT.The camp ground was packed out so we had no choice but to move on.Well worth the trip in even if you dont stop in there.
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Follow Up By: Revs - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 13:40

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 13:40
Douglas Hot Springs are situated approx 50 ks west of Hayes creek off the Stuart Highway between Pine Crk and the Adelaide River
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Reply By: Member - Mal (Brisbane) - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 12:17

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 12:17
Revs,

Where are the Douglas Hot Springs?

Mal T.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 16:55

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 16:55
Currently closed according to our Road Conditions report for NT - Top End. It is managed by the Darwin Region of the National Parks & Wildlife. See Permits page on ExplorOz (under Trip Planning menu) for a phone number.
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Reply By: Revs - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 06:14

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 06:14
Thanks for your help Michelle
Ill follow it through with the Darwin National Pks

Regards Revs
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Follow Up By: nickoff - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 09:39

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 09:39
Douglas Hot Springs is about 8Km off the Douglas/Daly road. Turnoff about 35Km down douglas Daly road from the old Stuart Highway,
now known as Dorat Road. It is the bypass road between Adelaide River township and Hayes Creek Wayside Inn. Approx 200Km from Darwin by road.

Bush camping, Generator and non-generator areas, Pit toilets, and fresh water on tap. ( Beaut water too, no chlorine, minerals etc. Get a soap lather up and you carn't get rid of it.)

Camping costs from memory $7.00 per adult per day.Honesty Box system. Contractor will check you out about 7AM each day.
Limited firewood. Contractor empties bins and drops off firewood daily, but is better if you bring in your own. Pleanty of dead trees etc on way in on Douglas Daly Road and begining of Road. None available from Hot Springs Turnoff to Hot Springs. Be warned. Get your wood early.

Access from Douglas Hot Springs to Butterfly Gorge, 4 x 4 only, subject to road being open. No camping @ butterfly Gorge, but a great place to visit.

Hot Water!!! Lagoon is @ 62c, spills over into Douglas River, which can be cold! for the tropics. You move around in the water till you find the right temprature for you.

Popular long weekend camping spot for Darwinites.

Closest store Douglas Daly Caravan Park and Camping Site, formally the Corn Patch. Is in the Douglas Daly road about 8Km past the Douglas hot Springs turn-off. Has Fuel (ULP & Diesel only) Ice, Beer, and limited groceries. Next closest fuel etc is Hayes Creek Wayside Inn, or Adelaide River Township.


Cheers Nick.
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