Published: July 28th 2012June 18th 2012
The water was nice and warm. We were excited to use our new (used) snorkelling gear!
Mataranka was a pretty sweet camping spot. In the morning as Majeed prepared our morning coffee, he noticed a funny looking branch that turned out to be a Tawny Frogmouth bird! And his partner one branch up! They are these really amazing birds that become still as a branch, and look just like the branches except for their crimson red eyes.
After sharing our discovery with fellow campers, who all came by to "ooh and aah", we headed out to the Mataranka natural hot springs. They weren't really hot, just warmer than you'd expect. We brought our snorkelling gear and did half of it face down and half of it floating with our heads out of the water. It was beautiful and cleansing.
After walking back to the car and changing into our dry clothes, we hit the road and headed towards Tennant Creek, site of the oldest pub in the NT. Scroll down for more pictures!
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