Drove to Daily Waters to check out the WW2 Aerodrome and the famous Pub for lunch probably the busiest pub in the middle on nowhere that you'll ever find!
We reached Mataranka and stayed 3 nights, swimming in the hot springs, they were like a warm bath and inevitably we spent hours in the water turning to prunes. We swam day and night, only finally being forced to come out when we needed the loo.
We also swam in the roper river, which they clear of salties after the wet, - but there are no guaranties!! The huge trap just a 20m away from the pontoons was a bit concerning. It was here we went for a 4km walk to the Mataranka falls, then decided to walk further on to a beautiful billabong which the locals often swim at and swing off a rope into the river.
When we came back we were told by a camper that they only clear the crocs to the falls and don’t recommend swimming past them!?!? Well we survived and the locals don’t seem too worried.