Jalmurark Campground offers grassed areas, hot water, ablution facilities but not powered sites. Location is suitable for tents and caravans. There are no powered sites and generators are not permitted. No pets are allowed as well. It is located in Elsey National Park which has warm, crystal-clear pools, long stretches of river, scenic walking tracks and historic sites.
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 most comfortable months to visit the Park are from May to September. The wet season causes the Roper River to flood, which may restrict access to some facilities in the Park.
Please note: GPS Co-Ordinates are approximate and provided in most cases to get you to the National Park entrance. Once inside the park there should be signs to the actual camp grounds. Failing this please check with National Parks for further directions.
FEES & BOOKINGS
Camping Fee per night: Adults $ 6.60, Child (5-15 years) $ 3.30
Family (2 adults, 4 children) $ 15.40
Toilets, showers, barbecues, and picnic tables.
THINGS TO DO
The Rainbow Springs and Thermal Pool sector of the Park are a major attraction for visitors.
There are concrete boat ramps at 4 Mile and 12 Mile Yards for canoes and boats (max. 15 hp). Canoes can also be launched at Mataranka Homestead.
Fishing is popular at sites along John Hauser Drive.
Put your rubbish in the bin or take it away with you.
There are no powered sites and generators are not permitted.
Alternative camping and accommodation are available at various commercial establishments in the area.
Fishing regulations apply and traps, nets and spears are prohibited.
Swimming is not permitted during the wet season due to dangerous currents and increased risk of Estuarine (Saltwater) Crocodiles.
The rules listed above pertain to this particular camp site. For more detailed information direct from the National Parks web site, please click on the relevant links below.
FEES & PARK PERMITS, TRAVELLING TIPS, PETS IN PARKS, CROCODILES
We are still in the process of obtaining more information about this site.
Data & Photos courtesy of: Parks and Wildlife Commission Northern Territory.