Mataranka   NT  0852
Population: 300,  
Height above sea level: 140
Latitude: -14.918578,  Longitude: 133.070126
Location:   450km south of Darwin
Highway: Stuart Hwy (87) 
Nearest Major Town: Katherine
Nearest Airport: Katherine
Touring Area: Top End
South of Katherine the township has a fine wildlife park and nearby are the Mataranka hot springs, a series of waterholes fed from underground thermal springs, and set amongst luxurious tropical vegetation. It is also the centre for the book on Elsey Station by Aeneas Gunn 'We of the Never Never'. A replica of the homestead used in the movie of the same name stands in the grounds of the homestead.

At the crystal clear hot springs
To see a map of the town, click on the top map, for a map of the area, click on the bottom map.
© Peter W. Wilkins