Swimming in the hot mineral waters of the bore has been a popular recreational activity for many years with its therapeutic value long recognised. The water is 37 degrees year-round.
The bore was originally constructed in 1902 as a permanent town water supply after a severe drought. In 1980 Tamworth Pool Contractors installed the present pool. Since then, ongoing improvements have been made including a roof covering the pool area, dressing sheds and toilets, barbecue and picnic tables. New toilet and barbecue facilities, along with other general improvements, including expansion of the camping pad, were completed in late 2011.
The Pilliga Hot Artesian Bore Baths is a designated Primitive Campground with very basic facilities and no powered sites. A $5 fee is charged per site per night (as of February 1, 2015) and the maximum stay is 21 days. Fees can be paid at the Narrabri Shire Visitor Information Centre or at the Pilliga Café. Narrabri Shire Council asks that campers please leave the facilities as you find them and take your rubbish with you.
Located just 96km from Narrabri and 55kms from Wee Waa on the Pilliga Road.
From Rose Street turn left into Warrior Street.
Turn right into Vera Leap Road over the railway overpass, then follow the road to the left, following the signs to Pilliga.
Continue on this road, for approximately 54km, until you come to the Pilliga Hot Artesian Bore Baths on the left, just 3km from Pilliga township.
Please note: The Bore Baths are closed every Friday from 9am to 11am for cleaning.
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