Pilliga Artesian Bore Baths
Constructed in 1902 as a permanent town water supply after severe drought, the Bore 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 pilgrimages to the 37-degree pool to soak away those aches and pains. A roof covers the pool area and it has lighting for night time bathing. Camping and caravanning is permitted at the bore baths (small fee applies). It has toilets, showers and a BBQ area.
Pay and collect your site tag at the Pilliga Café or Narrabri Shire Visitor Information Centre
Burren Junction and Bore Baths
The area between Wee Waa and Burren Junction was first settled by white man in the 1830s after being inhabited by the Kamilaroi Aboriginal tribe for some 40,000 years. Taking advantage of the region’s rich fertile soils, sheep and cattle grazing eventually led the way to wheat and, overwhelmingly, cotton production.
The town of Burren Junction, just outside Narrabri Shire, was established when the railway forged out west. At this time the township bustled with every service necessary for life in a remote country area. Today, though a shadow of its former vitality, Burren boasts a post office, hotel with cabin accommodation, bowling club and Artesian Bore Baths. Undoubtedly Burren Junction’s biggest draw card, the Bore Baths underwent major renovations in 2007. Free camping and the allure of the hot, all healing waters draws crowds of caravans, motor homes and campers year around.
For more information visit the Junction City Hotel Website