hot springs gibb river road

Submitted: Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 22:25
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Hello,

does anyone know of any thermal springs on the Gibb River Rd, apart from El Questro Station?

Steve

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Reply By: Rangiephil - Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 22:45

Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 22:45
I guess it is still on El Questro but ( other than Zebedee)there is one in the corner of the pool (RH looking at falls) at Emma Gorge.

No others AFAIK and according to book on Thermal springs.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 13:48

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 13:48
Have you felt the temperature of that one Philip?

I searched for it swimming in the very cold water and i found two faint points where the water was very cold instead of incredibly cold.

Of course swimming above waterfalls in other places is certainly not cold, just at Emma Gorge which is constantly in shade but such a pretty spot.

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Follow Up By: Karen G2 - Friday, Mar 09, 2012 at 08:47

Friday, Mar 09, 2012 at 08:47
The thermal water is actually over to the far right, up on the rocks. You can walk to it without getting in the water. It flows down the wall and pools in a narrow gap behind a large rock. Our kids 'just' squeezed in there. It then flows down into the rocks at the base of the wall, then trickles into the freezing, ice cold water.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Friday, Mar 09, 2012 at 14:32

Friday, Mar 09, 2012 at 14:32
I can't imagine where you walked Karen; it was all sheer cliffs! Any photos?

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Follow Up By: Karen G2 - Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 08:54

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 08:54
Motherhen, I can't access photos at the moment(stupid drobo), but when you face the falls, the spring is behind the rocks on the far right hand side, on the ground where they meet the water, at the cliff base. You do have to scramble over a few rocks.

I've found someone else's photo here. The spring is up behind the big rock, about two thirds of the way up the photo on the right hand edge.
http://abscenes.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/emmafinal.jpg

This is the actual rock.
http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/schwieso/1/1276643915/tpod.html#pbrowser/schwieso/1/1276643915/filename=the-thermal-spring-cave.jpg

Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 11:07

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 11:07
Thanks Karen
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Reply By: Bush Wanderer - Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 23:31

Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 23:31
Mystery springs on the tablelands track.

Private property though.

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Follow Up By: Kanga1 - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 12:39

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 12:39
Hi Bush Wanderer would you Lats and Longs for Mystery Springs that you could member message to me, I have googled the name with no result, we are very interested in learning as much about this area as possible ( we had permission to travel the Tablelands track last year, but failed due to the massive wet.) Any other info appreciated. Cheers Kanga.
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Reply By: eighty matey - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 20:21

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 20:21
Thanks for your replies.

I'll have to do some sorting out.

We're travelling with our dog and that means we can't stay in El Questro, which means my beloved can't get to Zebedee for her hot spring fix.

We were thinking of taking the Tableland Track but we are heading up to Wyndham.

I said,"that means I'll have to find another spa somewhere to make up for it" and she gave me "that" look, which meant,"nothing make up for it". If I can find a headland full of oysters I could maybe make her consider it a swap....

Thanks again,
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Follow Up By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 13:33

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 13:33
Hi Steve,

There's been dogs at El Questro the couple of times I've been there. They must be on a lead.

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Follow Up By: eighty matey - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 21:34

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 21:34
Thanks Graeme.

I haven't contacted them but everything I read seemed to suggest dogs weren't allowed.

I'll get onto them and find out for sure. He's only a little fella and doesn't make a fuss.

It'll be good to get Mrs eighty to her Zebedee Falls. Happy wife, happy life.

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Follow Up By: eighty matey - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 22:12

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 22:12
Thanks again, again Graeme.

Just actually read your link and dogs are ok.

I appreciate that,

Steve
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