Elsey National Park

Elsey National Park has warm, crystal-clear pools for swimmers, long stretches of river for anglers and scenic walking tracks and historic sites for landlubbers.

The Roper River begins its journey to the Gulf of Carpentaria in this 13,840 ha Park. It flows gently in the dry season (May to September), but swells, floods and rages during the wet season (November to April).

 Three roads lead to the Park. All are sealed but flooding may affect access during the wet season. Bitter Springs is reached via Martin Road by turning east off the Stuart Highway at the northern end of Mataranka.

Mataranka Thermal Pool is at the end of Homestead Road, which is accessed by turning east off the Stuart Highway 1.5 km south of Mataranka.

All other sites are located along John Hauser Drive, reached by turning off Homestead Road about 4 km from the Highway. When to Visit May to September is the most comfortable time to visit Elsey.

Jalmurark Campground has showers, barbecues and picnic tables. There are no powered sites and generators are not permitted. Fees apply – change is required for payment.

For more information, visit Parks & Wildlife, Northern Territory 

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