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Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Nature Park known as Douglas Hot Springs Nature Park
How to get to Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park 130 kilometres from Katherine- about the Douglas and Daly region.
Located 130 kilometres from Katherine, these hot springs are surrounded by tropical woodlands and hold water up to 60 degrees Celsius. Swimming is only recommended downstream where warm and cooler waters converge. There's plenty of wildlife in the area and visitors are catered for in a large camping area with basic facilities. Just east of the Daly River is the area known as the Douglas Daly. It is home to the popular Douglas Hot Springs. In certain parts, the springs bubble at temperatures reaching 60 degrees Celsius and swimming is recommended in cooler pools downstream. There are plenty of camping and caravan facilities in the region, including the Douglas Daly Tourist Park where you can swim through The Arches, an amazing natural formation, into a waterhole thats safe for swimming.
47 kilometres from the Stuart Highway via Oolloo Road, the popular Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park protects part of the Douglas River, where thermal pools create an oasis in the surrounding dry woodland. The water attracts a wide variety of birdlife and mammals such as bandicoots, quolls and flying foxes.
Camping at Tjuwaliyn Douglas Hot Springs
Camping - there is a large camping area and nine well spaced bush camp sites along the river offering a variety of bush camping experiences. This area is managed by Douglas Daly Park. Visitors are requested to check in at the office where you will be allocated camp sites. Camping fees apply. More information available at the Douglas Daly Park Store, telephone 8978 2479.
Camping is permitted, and caravan access is usually possible depending on seasonal conditions. Swimming is available in some areas of the Park, but it is important to test the temperature of the water before entering.
Walking in Tjuwaliyn Douglas Hot Springs
Walking - follow the creekline along the Douglas River and explore the riverine habitat and enjoy the quiet pools, sandy beaches and cascades.
When to visit Tjuwaliyn Douglas Hot Springs
The most comfortable time to visit is in the dry season (May - September). Heavy rains during the wet season (October - April) may cause road closures.
47 kilometres from the Stuart Highway via Oolloo Road, the popular
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park.
Perry's on the Daly Quiet Location approx 2.5hrs drive from Darwin
3hrs from Katherine.
Fishing Tackle and Gift Shop
Fishing Rod and Reel hire and repair service
Driving to Perry's on the Daly from Darwin just follow the Stuart Highway south to Adelaide River(113km),then just over the bridge turn right, cross over the new Alice to Darwin railway line and travel 32 km to the Daly River turn off. Turn right (west) and follow some 84 km of fully sealed road to the Daly river crossing. Once over the crossing just follow the tourist signs along a good gravel road for 14 km to arrive at Perry's located on the western bank of the Daly River, 8km north (downstream) of the crossing.
From Katherine travel north to Hayes Creek (great place for a cuppa), just north turn left at the Douglas Daly region sign.Travel to the Daly River road and turn left (west) and follow the tourist signs.
Caravan and Camping at Perry's on the Daly
Shady Camping and Caravan Sites Serviced Tents Limited Power and Unpowered Sites BBQ facilities Fishing Tackle Dinghy Hire Tackle, Marine and Gift Shop Fishing Rod and Reel repair and hire service Ice Gas Boat Ramp Bush Walks Amenities shed (pool, chess, darts, draughts, etc.) Homestay at Perry's on the Daly Including accommodation Meals. River Cam (wet season) Relax by the pool Go bush walking Hire a Boat and go Fishing on the river or at our Billabong Visit the Districts attractions Max. 4 people (POA) Fishing at Perry's on the Daly Dick Perry has over 25years experience guiding and conducting fishing Safaris throughout Australia. With 20 years fishing on the Daly River, Dick can put you in the best spots. POA www.dalyriver.com
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