Hot Springs in NSW: 5 Natural Wonders

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Although beaches and waterfalls fall to the wayside during winter, there's still a way you can have some serious aqua fun: by visiting some hot springs. NSW is full of gloriously warm hot springs (or thermal pools if we want to get technical!), and they're all open for you to enjoy a hot steam or swim. 

Warm, beautiful, relaxing and totally Instagram-worthy, these hot springs in NSW are worth putting on the family holiday agenda or a romantic weekend away for two.

Hot Springs in NSW: 5 Natural Wonders

1. Yarrangobilly Caves Thermal Pool

Yarrangobilly Caves Thermal Pool 
Yarrangobilly Caves Thermal Pool 


Found inside the Kosciuszko National Park, the Yarrangobilly Caves Thermal Pool is a natural spring-fed pool that gently flows like a waterfall into a children's wading pool.

Fed by a spring around on-kilometre below the surface, Yarrangobilly springs are mildly mineralised and stay a constant 27oC all year round. The Yarrangobilly Thermal Pool can be accessed from the car park via a short 700-metre walk. It's steep, though, so keep it in mind if you are taking little ones.

The hot spring measures about 20-metres long and 2.5-metres deep, and you can also explore bushwalks and enjoy a picnic in the nearby area.

Location: Thermal Pool Walk, Yarrangobilly

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2. Blue Mountains Sparadise, Japanese Bath House

Blue Mountains Sparadise
Blue Mountains Sparadise


For the closest hot springs in NSW, get ready to get your soak on Blue Mountains Sparadise.

The outdoor hot spring at the Japanese Garden and Bathhouse (as well as their indoor spa) is fed from the natural underground hot spring and is infused with a herbal mix for truly therapeutic steam without diminishing the naturalness of the experience.

There are massages, treatments, a teahouse and even accommodation available at Blue Mountains Sparadise, so you can take in beautiful green mountains, breathe in the crisp air and warm your body in the natural waters.

Please note: access to Blue Mountains Sparadise is by appointment only.

Location: 259 Sir Thomas Mitchell Drive, South Bowenfels

3. Lightning Ridge Bore Baths

Hot springs in NSW
Keen to swim in a two-million-year-old hot spring?

The water you'll swim in at the Bore Baths comes from the Great Artesian Basin and is about two million years old!

Sitting between 40 and 50 degrees Celsius, Lightning Ridge Bore Baths is known as one of - if not the top! - hot springs in NSW, and gives you that truly warm, steam-rising-from-the-pools-surface experience.

Location: Pandora St, Lightning Ridge

4. Burren Junction Bore Baths

Burren Junction Bore Baths
Burren Junction Bore Baths is a little further afield so why not make a holiday out of it?

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, head to the Burren Junction Bore Baths for a quiet, rural experience in nature's warming waters.

The Burren Junction Bore Baths are heated to a constant 41.5 degrees and are believed to relieve achy muscles. Camp at the nearby camping grounds for $5 per night per vehicle, take a cool poolside shower if you dare, and enjoy the other amenities at this beautiful family-friendly hot spring.

Please note: Burren Junction Bore Baths close for the summer months.

Location: Kamilaroi Highway, Burren Junction

5. Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre

Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre
Moree Artesian Wellness & Day Spa

Venturing further north, we arrive in Moree, known for its artesian springs.

The Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre's Artesian Wellness Bathing Centre is a haven of relaxation, boasting a range of pools with varying temperatures. Immerse yourself in the naturally-heated mineral waters, renowned for their therapeutic properties. The tranquil atmosphere and beautiful surroundings make it a perfect getaway for unwinding and rejuvenating.

Location: 20 Anne St, Moree

If you think Victoria is the place to go for hot springs (well, you wouldn't be wrong), check out our guide to the Best Hot Springs to Visit Near Melbourne.

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