Artesian spas and free camps

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 17:18
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Hi
Just about ready to head up north for the winter, we are heading to Mt Isa via Bourke, Charleville,Blackall, Barcaldine and Longreach. Looking for any info on the hot spas and free camps along the route. We usually travel via Moree and Roma and take advantage of the hot spas on that route. This year doing something different, from Mt Isa then to darwin and Broome and down the west coast. We tow a 23ft van with an F250.
Would appreciate any info.
Look foward to the replies
Thanks in advance
Margaret
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Reply By: Member - Josh- Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 19:52

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 19:52
Not sure if this book will help but it covers quite a few hot springs around oz. My aim is one day to have swam in each spring in the book. I've already started with a few.
http://greatthermalway.com/

Josh
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Follow Up By: Member - Margaret B (NSW) - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 12:18

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 12:18
Thanks for the info, I will try and pick up a copy on our travels
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 21:45

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 21:45
Margaret,

There's a spa at Mitchell, which you may know about, but that'll be out of your way this trip.

Think there is one at Blackall too, at the Wool Scour (???). Not aware of any further up, as many of the towns have "cooled" down their bores, for use in the town.

Once you get to the Kimberly, there are many springs up there, and the water is similar to soda water, in taste, but minus the bubbles. You might get the same effect there.El Questro has a few nice spots, to get the sap effect.

When I was a kid, the parents & I went to the Moree baths. All segregated in those days, and spent a couple of hours soaking up the hot bore water. Drove out about 30km. made camp, and had a feed, then promptly all "died" for about 12 hours. Very therapuetic!

Enjoy your trip,

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Follow Up By: Member - Margaret B (NSW) - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 12:20

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 12:20
Thanks fo r the info, we usually go via Moree for the hot pools at the c/park, but missing them this time, will look out for the one at Blackall.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 12:30

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 12:30
Hello Margaret,

Thanks follow-up. Have recently found out that there is a hot spa at Ilfracombe too. Think it's at the swimming pool.

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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 10:14

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 10:14
Muttaburra has a new spa incorporated with the swimming pool , water temp regulated between 32c + 36c , the town artesian bore comes out of the ground at a constant 60c so needs cooling to prevent scalding.
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Follow Up By: Member - Margaret B (NSW) - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 12:22

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 12:22
Thanks, i have marked it on our planning map
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 17:02

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 17:02
Hi Margaret,

Here is a link to an archived thread, but if you do a search using the red button in the top RH corner you may find more.

Cheers,

Val.
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Follow Up By: Member - Margaret B (NSW) - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 12:23

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 12:23
Thanks, lots of valuable info here, have marked down a few places
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