The Homestead borders Elsey National Park and is situated between two rivers, the Waterhouse river and the Little Roper river which abound with Barramundi and other fish species. Freshwater crocodiles can be seen basking on the banks of the Waterhouse. Mataranka Homestead is also the home of Maddie and our other orphan wallabies which have been hand raised at the homestead.
The movie "We of the Never Never" was filmed here, and the replica of the original homestead is still part of the attractions here.
The Homestead is open all year round and during the high season (Easter weekend -Late August) we have live entertainment six nights a week . Meals are available seven days a week for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and we also have a large Reception area that provides essential items, plus a large range of souvenirs and fishing gear. Sit down and enjoy a cold beer at Malukas Bar, and have a yarn with some of the locals.