In Elsey National Park there are many great
walking trails .
By far the easier ones are around the Mataranka
Thermal Pool (for those short on time), and the other one is the
Botanic Walk a few Km away along the Roper River. A great
walking trail with informative displays and a few seats & a
table along the way. All very shady for those worried about the
temperature. At the turn around point is the Roper River (in
picture), from here you can walk along the Roper River to 12
Mile Yards (maybe 8 km further) The road & the track run along
the river with several other points of interest & entry/exit
points at smaller loop walks. So it is very easy to be dropped
off and walk for the day/morning back to camp and only be less 1
km from the main road.
A great little swimming
spot for kids is at the 4 mile hole, where an offshoot of
the main river sweeps around creating a shady alleyway, that is
segmented and shallow.
For the adventurous, get
dropped off at the Botanic walk and walk the 3.5 km to the 4
mile hole and meet with others there (boat ramp). You get to see
different parts of the Waterhouse & Roper river .