Artesian Baths, Lightning Ridge
(4.6/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • How hot are these spring waters and they are SOOooooo silky smooth to touch. These waters are around 42+ degrees to settle into for about 10-15 minutes and in November it was stinking hot outisde unde...  more »
  • We stayed at the Opal C.P. and walked to the thermal pools. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Met some interesting people. 
  • To be fair I went there on a stinking hot day so I couldn't find any reason to get into 40C water, I don't have my baths that hot. The grounds and change rooms are well presented.