Jalmurark Camping Area - Elsey National Park

National Park - Northern Territory


Turn off Homestead Road at GPS -14.9334, 113.111725 and follow John Hauser Drive until you reach the campsite GPS.

The Park has three access points. To access the main Thermal Pool (Mataranka Hot Springs), take the Homestead Road turnoff (1.5km south of Mataranka on the Stuart Highway) and follow it for around 7km. To access the facilities along John Hauser Drive, turn off the Homestead Road around 4km from the Highway. The Bitter Springs access is via a sealed road leading directly from the Mataranka township.

An established campground, suitable for tents and caravans, is located at the 12 Mile Yards. The campground offers grassed areas, hot water, ablution facilities but NOT powered sites. Generators are not permitted.

We stayed here overnight, with fees collected and checked by a caretaker. The toilets and showers were good and the camping bays were roomy. There are walks along the river but no swimming is allowed and they have removed the barges that were used for swimming from the water.

fab spot, unpowered in massive area, fire pits, bring own wood, close to springs, $12.60 2 adults, even showers where warm. spot a croc in the river or take out your boat too.
Camping Fee - Adult $6.60
Per adult, per night - from