The Bitter Springs close to Mataranka are an absolute highlight on the way up. The water is crystal clear, warm and crocodile free. And because of a slight current, you can simply lie in the warm water and drift through beautiful rainforest. Unfortunately, you will not be alone, as it is a popular spot for Australians and tourists.
When we arrived on the campsite and finally inhaled warm air again it felt so good. Since we had left Nelson Bay we had not felt truly warm anymore. And as the campsite was also beautifully located in the rainforest we decided to stay an extra night there.