Walgett Bore Baths


The original Walgett Bore Baths were located in Dewhurst Street and officially opened on the 8th of December 1933. The bore baths proved extremely popular from the start, particularly in the evening. Between the 8th and 17th December 1933, 1047 people passed through the turnstile.

The current Bore Baths located on the corner of Montkeila and Fox Streets was opened in 1988 and built as part of the Bi Centenary celebrations.

The water in Walgett Bore Baths, comes from the Great Artesian Basin and is approximately two million years old. Natural pressure sends the water to the surface through an artesian bore, and it maintains a constant temperature of 38-40 degrees Celsius. The warm artesian waters are rich in potassium salts, which are reputedly therapeutic for tired and aching muscles.

In 2021 Walgett participated in Rural Aid’s Our Towns initiative and completed a beautification project of the Bore Baths with the introduction of native garden beds and new seating to the area. In 2022 Walgett Shire Council completed further upgrades including new toilet and shower facilities.

Walgett Bore Bath are open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm seasonally from April to October


Walgett has three motels a hotel/motel, Free Camp and “Muddy Waters” a beautiful sustainable farm stay right on the Barwon River

Contact Info

Address: Apex Park, Fox St Walgett NSW 2832

Phone: (02) 6828 6100

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

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