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Mataranka Roadhouse

Lot 118 Roper Terrace, Mataranka, Northern Territory 0852 Australia
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#3 of 4 Speciality lodging in Mataranka
The Mataranka Roadhouse has 14 cabins, serves meals and takeaway food all day, has a general store, groceries, convenience items and fuel. Mataranka is only an hour south of Katherine and 4 hours south of Darwin. It is a great community, well serviced and has two thermal springs which are very popular with the tourists. It is also conveniently located right on the busy Stuart Highway and Mataranka is the gate way to the famous barra country - Roper River. There is Telstra mobile phone and internet coverage at Mataranka so keeping in touch is a breeze.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Danielle M wrote a review Sep 2021
Darwin, Australia13 contributions2 helpful votes
Mataranka Roadhouse has everything you need for a stop on a long road trip. Friendly staff, great amenities and the best bakery! We have been to many small towns and many bakeries all over Australia and this one is up there with the best! Try the home made sausage roll, it’s huge, or the chilli pie for something spicy.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Gramps81 wrote a review Aug 2021
Darwin, Australia51 contributions29 helpful votes
I recenly stayed at this location and my room was dirty. The room smelled like cheap airfreshner that gave me a headache soon after arriving. I tactfully rasided it with the Manager Wendy who was nothing short of rude and condesending. My reccomandation woulld be to avoid this place.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Wendy Tralaggan, Owner at Mataranka Roadhouse
Responded 4 days ago
Hello I am just reading this now after being in Melbourne from 26th July until 28th September. I am therefore not the person you spoke to in August,. I am extremely sorry this was your experience in my absence. This is a family business and we pride ourselves on having great customer service and good ratings on all social media.. I will be addressing this matter with the likely person, I do hope you give us another chance. Wendy
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Xanerin wrote a review May 2021
Alice Springs, Australia1343 contributions742 helpful votes
We were told to go here for breakfast and we certainly were not disappointed. Beautifully cooked and presented and was delicious. Staff were friendly, efficient and made us feel very welcome. What an absolute pleasure to dine here and we will be stopping on our return as it is nice to have a place you can trust. Congratulations to the manager/owner.
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Date of stay: May 2021
2 Helpful votes
171Jen wrote a review Apr 2021
Port Macquarie, Australia22 contributions4 helpful votes
We visited the Mataranka Roadhouse for lunch yesterday. We were not really sure what to expect because its been a very long time since we’ve eaten at a Roadhouse. My friend ordered a burger with the lot and I ordered a steak sandwich. The meals came out looking huge and the plate was heaving with really good chips with chicken salt. My girlfriend stated after 3 bites that “this is the best burger she has ever eaten” and after eating half of my steak sandwich couldn’t believe how tender the steak was. We were blown away by the quality of the food. Honestly do yourself a favour and detour to Mataranka for lunch at this amazing BP Roadhouse.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Vicki J wrote a review Mar 2021
Woodend, Australia475 contributions140 helpful votes
We were booked into to stay at the homestead but the road was closed. It was after 5pm we had been on the road all day traveling with an 8 week old. This spot very graciously allowed us to stay in a cabin with the pup. The cabin was clean and had all we needed for an overnight stay. Comfortable bed, good shower, good aircon and parking available. The young lady we dealt with was helpful and friendly. We did check out Mataranka looking for a place to stay most places looked like they had been shut for sometime. I have stayed at places that made me feel uncomfortable on this road trip with COVID but not this spot.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mataranka Roadhouse
Which popular attractions are close to Mataranka Roadhouse?
Nearby attractions include Bitter Springs (2.7 km), Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs (7.2 km), and Elsey Cemetery National Reserve (5.5 km).
What food & drink options are available at Mataranka Roadhouse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Mataranka Roadhouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Mataranka Roadhouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Mataranka.
Are pets allowed at Mataranka Roadhouse?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.