Artesian Baths, Lightning Ridge

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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. Artesian Baths is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Lightning Ridge Edition.
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  • August 10, 2017
    This was worth a visit even if to just experience the hot water. It's free and we enjoyed the experience. Some people thought it was too hot, we went in very slowly getting used to it first. It's advi...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Good place to revive those aching muscles! Nice and hot! Free! Picnic amenities available, hot and cold showers.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Very clean & well maintained, this place is a must if you're in the area. The water temp is at a constant 41 deg C, at the outlet. A real oasis, especially on a Winters morning. We spent two weeks in ...  more »

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