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Artesian Baths- Mineral Springs

Updated on June 4, 2012

Hot Springs Artesian hot springs

Are you looking for hot springs or a arterian bath to relax & have a soak in on your travels ?

Do you enjoy slowly slipping into the hot tub feeling all your cares drift away as the hot water starts working on your aches & pains ?

We love the free non commercial ones best of all especially when you have them to yourselves like we did at Peron Homestead !

I used to go to the Hanmer Springs hot pools in New Zealand a lot with my parents over 20 years ago & loved visiting there every year !

Yesterday we went for a drive out along the Gibb River road to Zebedee Springs which is an amazing place to visit.

Some of the scenery can be seen in the movie "Australia with Nicole Kidman.

Unfortunatly you do have to pay $18 each to go onto El Questro land however there are many Gorges etc to explore while there so it is worth the drive.

As we travel around Australia we will look out for more artesian hot springs to enjoy and relax in.

Mataranka Falls is a favourite at the top of Australia .

Zebedee Springs

Enter an amazing spot
Enter an amazing spot
Relax under the falls
Relax under the falls
and in the warm spring
and in the warm spring

Artesian Baths Peron Homestead,Francois Peron National Park

The artesian bore at Peron Homestead has been developed into a recreational hot tub for the public to enjoy
The artesian bore at Peron Homestead has been developed into a recreational hot tub for the public to enjoy

The Fountain of Youth


Written by local bard – Ron O’Mullane OAM

The Fountain of Youth right here in Moree,

Is the elixir of life and this is no story,

It has been filtered through rock since time began,

And nurtured by nature to benefit man.


It will soothe aching joints, it will bathe away pain,

In the Fountain of Youth you will feel young again,

When burdened with worry and bowed down with strife,

Rejuvenate your spirits in the elixir of life.


The Fountain of Youth will balm you inside,

And the elixir of life will put spring in your stride,

In the Moree Spa Baths come lounge in the spray,

And feel it massage your troubles away.


Reputed Benefits of Artsian Baths

  • Rejuvenates and re-hydrates the skin.
  • Assists in detoxifying the body’s lymphatic system.
  • Replenishes cellular composition.
  • Relaxes muscles and eases joint pains – renowned benefits for thoses with muscular and arthritic problems.
  • Hydro-immersion treatment of rheumatic complaints.
  • Assists in the management of sciatica and nerve troubles.
  • Analgesic and sedative effects – great for those who have trouble sleeping.
  • Relief of symptoms for psoriasis, eczema and other common skin complaints.

Bitter Springs Mataranka Falls NT

When we leave Kununurra and are travelling through Mataranka we will check out the Bitter Springs Thermal pool for a nice relaxing place to have a dip and actually stretch out and do some laps, instead of the well frequented Mataranka Thermal pools.

The springs here actually branch off into a stream which you can follow down 100 metres to a bridge & ladder to climb out of then go for a walk around the Springs.

Bitter Springs

Mataranka Falls
Mataranka Falls

Moree Artisean Baths


Moree is renowned as the Spa Capital of Australia. It has many hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. Moree Hot Artesian Pool Complex (Spa Baths) is Moree’s major tourist attraction. Feeling weary from your travels or just looking for a place to relax?  The benefit of soaking in mineral rich artesian water should sooth and revitalise you straight away.

Moree Hot Artesian Pool NSW Spa Capital of Australia.

Experience the benefits of Natures Magic.
Experience the benefits of Natures Magic.


Artesian Baths, Lightning Ridge


While in Lightning  ridge make sure you visit The Artesian Baths ,they  are a natural resource  and free to relax & enjoy and are open 24 hours a day !

The mineral-rich water is naturally hot, forced up from a kilometer underground from the Great Artesian Basin - a massive artesian groundwater basin covering one-fifth of Australia, one of the largest in the world.

Artesian Baths, Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge

Pilliga Artesian Bore Baths

 The health giving waters that flow into the Pilliga Artesian Bore Baths have been doing so for well over a century. These artesian baths  are  found just east of the village of Pilliga along the Pilliga Road (approximately 56 kilometres from Wee Waa/sealed road). There is no charge to enter and there is a camping area available


Pilliga Artesian Bore Baths

Free Artesian Spa's !

 Ilfracombe Artesian Spa
If you are traveling towards Longreach, make a stop at Ilfracombe to experience the natural mineral waters of an Artesian Spa.  Kick back, relax and unwind as entry is FREE! 
Burren Junction Bore Baths
 You will find the Burren Junction Bore Baths about 40 minutes from Walgett, . There is accommodation and facilities available. Entry is Free so enjoy yourself !

Cow Creek Hot Springs

Free entry!
Free entry!

Cow Stream Hot Spring, Hanmer Springs


If you prefer a free spa rather than a commercial one take a drive out from  Hanmer, drive over Jacks Pass, turn left to St James Homestead, walk down Peters Valley and over Peters Pass to the Edwards River. Cow Stream is on the left, the hot pool is located at the foot of the hill.

About 10km walk.

From midyear (2010) there will be 4WD drive access right to the pool through the Edwards Pass Entrance

Hanmer Springs


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      Lynsey Harte 4 years ago from Glasgow

      This looks amazing!!!! I'd love to go there!