|Mataranka Thermal Springs through the palms.|
|The Elsy Homestead as recreated for the "We of the Never Never" film.|
|Like Eli Creek on Fraser Island but with bluer, warmer water.|
|Mataranka Thermal Pools.|
|Walking the walk... Look out biatches!|
The next day we walked the 1.5kms up to Stevies Hole. a quieter alternative to the thermal springs.
|Stevies Swimming Hole.|
The walk was flat and full of termite hills to harass. cockatoos to marvel at and finally, hot and bothered we
reached the swimming hole full of cool water anticipation. But it was a bit murky and the banks a bit tree rooty, and like a true Main/Strand Beach local affronted by a slight onshore breeze, we turned our backs and walked the return route to the clear blue waters of the springs. So spoilt.
|What we thought of the swimming hole. Note Not-Impressed-Arms.|
|Meanwhile back at the main pools... Note Need-to-Get-There-Before-Sibling-Arms.|
|More springs goodness.|
|Hauling out. Not so clean anymore.|
|Bitter Springs, a beautiful spot like the Mataranka Springs, less 'manmade' and with more spiders.|
|"It's too cloudy." Marguerite's excuse for not swimming at Bitter Springs. SPOILT!!!|