Burren Junction Bore Baths


The Burren Junction Bore Bath was first sunk in 1921. Water ran from the bore into a series of bore drains (ditches) which distributed the water around the district for various agricultural and domestic uses.

In late 2006 the water from the bore was restricted and the bore drains closed in response to public pressure to conserve water and reduce the negative environmental impact of the bore drains on local soil quality.

The water now runs into the pool from the bore and then out into the holding pond where it evaporates into the air. If the evaporation pond fills up the bore flow must be turned off until the water level goes down.

The Burren Junction Bore Baths are located in a rural setting 100m off the Highway on sealed road. They are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week (closed in summer) and are a popular meeting place for locals and visitors.

Meals are available at the Junction City Hotel and it also has diesel fuel 3 kilometres away in Burren Junction or pop into Café on Waterloo for a bacon and egg roll for breaky and all your local convenience items. Other retail shops for food and petrol are available in Wee Waa 50kms or Walgett 90kms away.


Camping is available on-site for $7 per night. There is amenities block with electricity, pool side showers and wood BBQ facilities. Facilities are very basic, and no powered sites are provided. The Junction City Hotel is only 3 kilometres back into the town of Burren Junction and offers self contained cabins with shared bathroom facilities TV, fridge and air conditioning. Powered and watered caravan sites are available behind the Hotel.

Contact Info

Address: Kamilaroi Highway Burren Junction NSW 2386

Phone: (02) 6828 6100

Website: https://www.explorelightningridge.com.au/Things-To-Do/Hot-Artesian-Bore-Baths

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