Hot Springs

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 11:49
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Might get some interest with a topic like that!

A few days ago there was a question about artesian spas in northern NSW. What about in other states - I have been in hot water(!) at Coward Springs, Innot Hot Springs, Dougles Daly hot springs and Bitter Springs and throughly enjoyed them all. There must be others - where are they?

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 12:33

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 12:33
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 12:38

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 12:38
Mitchell SW Qld at the pool, also in Blackall both from Artesian bores.
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 13:35

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 13:35
Burren Junction(NSW), Moree(NSW), Ida Springs(NT), Paralana(SA)

Not to mention numerous Hot Hot artesian bores such as Purni, Burketown, Birdsville and so on


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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 13:40

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 13:40
Dalesford Vic for those with a credit card.... :)) ...silverback
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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 16:04

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 16:04
El Questro in the Kimberley has a hot spring in one of the gorges, and there is warmish water (about 30deg) at Running Waters on the Oakover River in the Pilbara of WA.
Both great spots.
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Reply By: Baz & Pud (Tassie) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 16:08

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 16:08
Hastings Caves near South Port in Southern Tassie.

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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 16:47

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 16:47
Claytons Bore & Mungaraine on the Birdsville Track
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Reply By: Member - Julie P (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 17:14

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 17:14
Katherine - NT - Peninsula Hot Springs - Rye Vic
Moree - NSW
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Reply By: Member - Julie P (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 17:45

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 17:45
Just remebered a funny story re Coward Springs - we had been blown into William Creek and stopped overnight - next morning came upon Coward Springs - lovely spot - good loos etc - decided to stop for a cuppa and have a look at hot spring - maybe take a dip - hubby goes over - woman in there with couple of kids - trouble was they were all stark naked - hubby didn't know where to look - we didn't stay around long after that.
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Reply By: mfewster - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 17:48

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 17:48
I might have the spelling wrong. I will check it out when near an atlas. Yarangabilly in the Snowy Mountains. Big, formed swimming pool in the alps with great views. Also an excellent cave system nearby to explore. It used to be maintained by the prison service. Haven't been there for 20 years so not sure of its current status. Used to be a brilliant but not well known spot. It was unusual for having a hot spring in a cooler mountasin area rather than the tropics where most in Oz seem to be.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:12

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:12
You nearly got it right, there is an 'o' after g instead of the 'a'. We took our two oldest sons there in the mid 1990s when they were little, we were living at Cooma at the time. You have a 700 metre walk down a fairly steep track to get to the pool and it would be a real effort to walk back up to the car park if you are not fit. The temperture of the water is the same all year around at 27C.

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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 21:59

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 21:59
Hi Val,
Lightning Ridge have a couple of Artesian bore baths. One larger than the other. They are located in Pandora St, Lightning Ridge and are free. I think the larger pool was about 50 degrees when I last swam in it, back about mid 1990s.

'Nette'

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Follow Up By: mfewster - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:41

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:41
Thanks for the spelling correction Roachie. I had forgotten the walk down and back. I could never understand why that spot isn't more promoted. We thought it was sensational. Apart from the pool and views, the caves were much better than most because so few (relatively) people went through them that the interior hadn't been coated with fine limestone dust that coats most caves and everything was sparkling. I want to know if that pool is open during the winter. If so, it must be possible to swim in it on occasions when the country around is covered in snow. That would be worth doing.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:01

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:01
I believe the pool is open to swimming all year
round. I dont think I would be brave enough to swim in it, in the middle of winter though and wonder how many would.

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Follow Up By: mfewster - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:09

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:09
It is a great pool in summer. In Winter, with the water at that temperature, the swimming would still be a pleasure. The problems would be in getting out. Sort of like the outdoors Scandinavian saunas. I still would have thought this should be a real attraction and could get some promotion. You are the only other person I have come across who has actually been there.
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