Bitter Springs

Day Use Area

4.6 from 114 users


Bitter Springs is located in the northern end of Elsey National Park. A 500m waterway is fed by an underground spring that gently flows down a watercourse lined with cabbage palms. There is a short 500m loop walk available at Bitter Springs. Spring water rises from under the ground at a rate of 30.5 million litres per day, 300L per minute. The 33 degree water is then contained in pools surrounded by paperbark and palm forests. Swimming is permitted. Dogs are not permitted. No camping or overnight parking allowed.

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Lat: -14.910708 Lng: 133.088977

User Reviews



Incredible! Warm crystal clear water. Take a floatie to relax and drift around the springs. If you go early morning when there isn't many people swimming you can see turtles. Take some goggles or a snorkel set.


Lisa & FTW

Beautiful & very natural! If your a bit of a pussy in water go to Mataranka Thermal Pools. They are beautiful! Perfect for me cause lm a pussy!



Beautiful place, but gets crazy busy. By far the best springs in the area. Pool noodle makes for a relaxing float downstream. A 5 star spring.


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