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Mataranka Thermal Pool

Take a swim in the paperbark, palm fringed thermal pools

Mataranka Thermal Pool is one of two natural thermal pools in Elsey National Park.

The water is crystal clear and very warm year round.

Check if the site is open

Mataranka Thermal Pool (via Homestead Road)

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Swimming in Mataranka Thermal Pool OpenSwimming in Rainbow Spring is not permitted.  
Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole Open  
Riverside walk - Stevie's Hole to Mataranka Falls Open 

Swimming

Swimming is the main attraction at Mataranka Thermal Pool.

The path is accessible from the carpark to the swimming hole.

There are stairs with handrails leading into the water.

Camping

You can camp at Jalmurark Campground. Read about camping and fishing in Elsey National Park.

Walks

To help you work out if a walk will suit your level of fitness and experience, each walk has been graded to assist you.

The grades are based on the walking track grading system.

Before you walk or hike, you should read about bushwalking and hiking safety.

Mataranka Thermal Pool

Take a walk through the towering Livistonas to the thermal pool for a swim.

Distance 500m loop
Time 20 minutes
GradeGrade 1 - easy
Suitability
  • Suitable for most people.
  • Pram and wheelchair accessible from the carpark to the swimming hole.
    • There are stairs with handrails leading into the water.

Riverside Walk

The walk provides access to the river and some great picnic spots.

Distance 16km
Time 8 hours
GradeGrade 2 - easy
Suitability
  • No wheelchair access.

Stevie’s Hole

Follow the Waterhouse River from Mataranka Homestead to link through to the Riverside Walk.

Distance1.2km return
Time45 minutes
GradeGrade 2 - easy
Suitability
  • Suitable for most people.
  • No wheelchair access.
Address
Homestead Road, Mataranka
Contact
08 8975 4560
Safety information

Prepare and stay safe in parks and reserves. Check forecast temperatures before you visit.

Facilities
  • Information signs
Activities
  • Walking
  • Swimming

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Last updated: 19 August 2022

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