Mataranka is spread along the Stuart Highway,
and is nothing more than a stopover for those
people driving up and down the highway.
Mataranka comprises a roadhouse, police station,
petrol station, cafe, restaurant, pub and general
Mataranka is located on the Stuart Highway 1080
km north of Alice Springs, 431 km south-east of
Darwin and 115 km south-east of Katherine.
The town is located near Roper River and
Mataranka Hot Springs.