Best Natural Hot Springs in NSW

With the best coastline in the world, NSW is famous for its white sandy beaches which offer a popular spot for travellers almost year-round. For those travellers heading to NSW during the cooler period – why not head back inland and aim for one of the natural hot springs that are dotted around rural and regional NSW.

Hot springs are a naturally occurring phenomena, typically heated by subterranean volcanic activity. Here are the top hot springs in NSW that are a must visit!

Lightning Ridge Bore Baths

The Lightning Ridge bore baths are approximately 2 million years old and maintain a balmy temperature of 40 – 50 degrees Celsius year-round. Located outside of the Opal mining town of Lightning Ridge, these mineral baths are surrounded by natural bushland and are gloriously removed from all signs of civilisation.

Open 24 hours a day, the night swims are particularly popular with adults who can spend a few hours unwinding under the starry sky. Best part about visiting the Lighting Ridge baths – entry is free!

Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre

A lifestyle attraction based around the artesian waters discovered in the town in 1895, the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre complex has recently undergone a million-dollar redevelopment.

The updated facility boasts 2 external mineral pools, a private wellness pool and a 50m hydrotherapy 50m pool. The Centre also now has 7 spa treatment rooms, so you can enjoy a wide range of beauty and therapeutic treatments while you’re there.

Walgett – Burren Junction Bore Baths

The Bore baths in Walgett were believed to have been sunk in 1921 and have been a hugely popular attraction ever since. The water flowing from the springs holds a temperature of approximately 41.5 degrees year-round and have the therapeutic benefit of relieving aching muscles.

Walgett has free access to both camping sites and the Burren Junction Baths, a draw card for caravaners and nomads alike.

Yarrangobilly Caves Thermal Pool

Found inside the Kosciussko National Park, Yarrangobilly is a natural spring-fed pool that gently flows like a waterfall. With the spring roughly 1 km below the surface, the hot springs stays a constant 27 degrees all year round. The springs are about 20 meters long and 2.5 meters deep and are a magical swimming spot, radiating a charming mist thanks to the cooler climates in southern NSW.

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