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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 Open Swimming in Rainbow Spring is not permitted -
Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole Closed Closed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park. -
Riverside walk - Stevie's Hole to Mataranka Falls Closed Closed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park. -

Swimming

Swimming is the main attraction at Mataranka Thermal Pool.

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

There is a handrail leading into the water with a few downwards steps.

Camping

You can camp at Jalmurark Campground. Read about camping at 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.

Length of walk
Distance 500m loop
Time 20 minutes
Grade Grade 1 - easy
Suitability
  • Suitable for most people.
  • No wheelchair access.

Riverside Walk

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

Length of walk
Distance 16km
Time 8 hours
Grade Grade 3 - moderate
Suitability
  • No wheelchair access.

Stevie’s Hole

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

Length of walk
Distance 1.2km return
Time 45 minutes
Grade Grade 1 - 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: 01 March 2022

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