Walgett Bore Baths
Walgett Shire is a great place to stay where people are friendly and the sense of “Outback” is cleverly merged with the facilities and amenities of larger towns.
The original Walgett Bore baths were located in Dewhurst Street and opened on the 8th of December 1933. They were built of wood and were considered a modern structure for their time. The building was beautiful and ornate. The bore baths proved extremely popular from the start, particularly in the evening. Between the 8th and 17th December, for example, 1047 people passed through the turnstile. Unfortunately the baths were constructed above ground and proved structurally unsound over time and they were closed.
The current Bore Baths were opened in 1988 and had separate change rooms and a sheltered area for people to sit . They were built as part of the Bicentenary celebrations. Due to the corrosion of the shed from the minerals in the water the shed has had to be removed and now Walgett has a small bore bath area that is used by many people. The Walgett Bore Baths are open Monday to Friday 8am until 4pm (seasonally March - October). There are no entry charges.
The warm artesian waters are rich in potassium salts, which are therapeutic for tired and aching muscles.
Travel North along Fox Street, the main street of Walgett, and the hot artesian bath is opposite the Walgett District Sporting Club in the park adjacent to the Olympic Swimming Pool.