Pilliga Artesian Bore Bath

Temporarily Closed

Narrabri Shire would like to inform that, regrettably, we have had to close the Pilliga Bore Baths campgrounds temporarily.

The decision to close is due to concerns related to reports of public health and environmental issues in the area. We take these matters very seriously, and your safety and protecting the beautiful Pilliga environment are our top priorities. Rest assured, we are working closely with the relevant authorities to address these concerns and take any necessary actions. We understand how much the Pilliga Bore Baths mean to our community, and we are committed to resolving these issues as quickly as possible to reopen the facility.

We appreciate your understanding and support during this time. We will keep you updated on any developments and, once again, apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Constructed in 1902 as a permanent town water supply after severe drought, the Pilliga Artesian Bore Baths has become a popular recreational spot for swimming. The therapeutic value of this mineral rich water has long been recognised by locals and visitors who make regular pilgrimage to the 37 degree pool to soak away their aches and pains. A roof covers the pool area and it is has lighting for night time bathing.

In 1980 Tamworth Pool Contractors installed the present pool. Since then ongoing improvements have been made including a roof covering the pool area. In late 2011 Narrabri Shire Council completed further upgrades including new toilet and BBQ facilities, improved access into the pool and expanding the camping pad.

The Pilliga Hot Artesian Bore Baths is a designated Primitive Campground. This means caravanners and campers are welcome to stay, a small fee of $5 per site per night applies.

Facilities are very basic and no powered sites are provided.