Hot Artesian Bore Pools

Submitted: Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 07:22
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Just got back from a months cruising around Outback NSW , some of the most reaxing moments were had soaking in the Hot Bore Baths . I know there is a lot of artisian bores for agriculture uses etc and we crossed many bore drains that had good flows of water in them but I was wondering how many there is that have been developed for public use ,if you know of any please let me know . We visited Pilliga Bore @37C , Burren Junction @40C Lightning Ridge @ 50C . I know there is pools at Moree and at Walgett and travellers on the track said that pools exist at Come By Chance and Possibly at Carinda but I can find no reference to these apart from a mention of a bore head pool at Carinda but does not mention if it is hot artisian water . We have visited the pool at Yarrangobilly Caves at the Snowys which is nice and it is classed as a thermal pool but from memory its waters come from 100 odd metres underground and so is not all that hot where as Lightning Ridge comes from 1024ms underground and is very hot . Will be going again in the near future but would like to visit other areas as well . A full list of public access pools would be great and would make a great journey travelling from place to place .
Cheers
Ken
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Reply By: Michael - Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 08:21

Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 08:21
Sounds like to me Kenny....... that you are always in HOT water!!!!
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Follow Up By: kenny - Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 13:53

Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 13:53
Yeah its just the depth that varies
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 08:35

Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 08:35
In Moree the public baths has a hot bore baths open to the public it has been there for over 60yrs it is pumped from under ground bore very populer.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 17:33

Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 17:33
Brain fade !!!
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 09:49

Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 09:49
Nearly dehydrated myself at the Lightening Ridge once. Its so lovely and hot, I got dropped there while the group went elsewhere and as I had no where else to go till they came back for me, I just yakked and yakked to other travellers and locals and nearly fainted when I eventually got out, lol. A couple of large beers soon got me right though.

Carolyn
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 10:17

Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 10:17
Have cousins in Lightning Ridge..

We walked to that bore once from their shop, and you could smell the bore from about 1km away!

Getting in it was just not going to happen...
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Follow Up By: kenny - Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 13:57

Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 13:57
Truckster
Don't ever visit Roturura in NZ then !
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 15:11

Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 15:11
LOL, I have no intentions! Ive been to Bondi, that was bad enough.
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Reply By: MrBitchi - Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 11:08

Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 11:08
Clayton's bore on the Birdsville Track, about 40k's north of Maree. Set up and owned by the local station owner. They have large cattle trough set up as a spa bath, supplied with bore water from their property. Also has a shower and his/hers toilets, all running on an honour system. On a hot day you'll probably have the family come and pay you a visit.
Plenty of space for a bush camp. Perfect after a dusty day in the drivers seat.
John
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