The Mataranka Hot Springs, formally referred to as The Mataranka Thermal Pool, is one of Northern Territory’s most iconic sights, and attracts thousands of visitors annually. The Hot Springs, located amongst tall shady Mataranka Palm Trees, produce a significant amount of hot, soothing waters. The Hot Springs are located right across from the Roper River, with the waters of the river adding to the overall serenity of the area. The waters of the Mataranka Hot Springs are spring fed, and can bubble up to a temperature of 34 degrees Celsius. Little red flying foxes use the Mataranka Hot Springs as a breeding ground between the months of November to May. Due to flooding, occasionally the hot springs are not accessible all year round.