National Parks


Northern Territory Darwin - Elsey National Park

The Roper River begins within the boundaries of the 13,840 hectare Elsey National Park. Numerous springs within the Park feed the Roper River which, in the Dry Season from April to September, flows gently through large waterholes and then tumbles over rocks and tufa dams. During the Wet Season, flood waters cause the river to swell and rage on its journey to the sea.


The Park has three access points. To access the main Thermal Pool, take the Homestead Road turnoff (1.5km south of Mataranka on the Stuart Highway) and follow it for around 7km

Further Information

Tourism webpage:   https://northernterritory.com/


Phone: (08) 8999 4555

email Parks: parkmanagement.pwcnt@nt.gov.au