Mataranka Homestead Tourist Resort
Situated 7 kilometres off the Stuart Highway, the bistro-style restaurant here is adjacent to a Territory icon, Mataranka thermal springs. Those who rise early will see wallabies and peacocks ambling past the restaurant, while a magical diversity of birds and bats flock through the paperbark trees that surround the springs. Go for a bathe in the warm springs, then enjoy a lunch of barramundi and chips.
Homestead Rd; (08) 8975 4544; open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner