Artesian Baths, Lightning Ridge

Open around the clock and free for all to use, Artesian Baths are naturally heated waters from the sub-artesian basin located 900 meters (2,950 ft) below ground level. Rest from your day of exploring and sightseeing with a long soak in this soothing water, known for its therapeutic powers. The average temperature of these two pools is 42 C (107.6 F), which attracts visitors from the colder parts of Australia, as well as tourists from around the world. On-site changing rooms and showers are also available. To visit Artesian Baths and other attractions in Lightning Ridge, use our Lightning Ridge trip itinerary builder site .
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  • Lovely treat at the end of a long hot day. Water was so warm/hot it relaxed our bodies and left skin feeling revitalised. Great time to visit at sunset.  more »
  • Air temperature is too hot during the day but ideal in the evening in Summer. Pool is open 24 hours but closed from 10am to 12 noon for cleaning. Seems to be a great meeting place plus picnic tables.  more »
  • Pool way too hot to use. Would be bordering on dangerous or unhealthy. Could barely dip toe in. Shame as was looking forward to a soak after a long drive.  more »

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