Mataranka

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 08:03
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Just wondering if anyone has had recent experience of either the Mataranka Homestead or the Mataranka Cabins and which is the better spot for camping as well as experiencing the thermal pools.
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Reply By: TomH - Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 08:37

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 08:37
Not recent but the Territory Manor Van park was the absolute worst one we stayed in on a years trip.

Maybe its improved.
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 10:34

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 10:34
I always stay at the Manor..Never had a problem.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 10:53

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 10:53
Perhaps the toilet in your ensuite ejected down instead of up as ours did
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 12:07

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 12:07
Yep..mine ejected down. I reckon they might have fixed the broken toilet by now. . I enjoyed the meals, the lawns were clean. Ive tented , caravanned and use the motel accommodation. As I said I,ve never had a bad experience. If that was the worst you stayed at in a years trip then count your blessings.
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Reply By: Member - iijmartin - Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 15:15

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 15:15
Mataranka Homestead van park is the best spot and the easiest access to the thermal pools. Can get busy though.
We stayed for few days last May
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Reply By: Member - lyndon NT - Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 19:58

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 19:58
How about staying at the national Park just down the road. We have found that much more enjoyable than staying nearer to the pools.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 21:29

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 21:29
Hi Graham

We chose Mataranka Cabins and Camping. Lovely location, with campers choosing informal sites amongst shady tropical trees and palms on the edge of wetlands. Mostly level sites, which will accommodate large rigs and drive through. Taps and some power poles scattered throughout main area; long power cords may be needed. Lightly grassed. Unpowered camping beside Little Roper River well away from main camp ground, where campfires are permitted but no generators. Booking needed or arrive early in the morning as camp only takes 42 rigs and on most days is usually 'full' by early afternoon. On line booking available.

A short walk to Bitter Springs - a fast flowing warm stream. You can sit in the warm water on rocks and the, float downstream and walk back (take footwear) or strong swimmers can swim back against the current.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 21:37

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 21:37
Direct link to Mataranka Blog as it is now buried three pages deep in My Blogs.

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Reply By: Member - Graham W8 - Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 at 17:34

Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 at 17:34
Thanks everyone. Will probably go to the Mataranka Cabins as the consensus seems to be that Bitter Springs is the best one.
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