The Outback Queensland Town of Cunnamulla Will Soon Be Home to Travel-Worthy Artesian Hot Springs

Set to open in June 2023, this new spot for a soak will feature seven pools with different temperatures on the banks of the Warrego River.
Sarah Ward
March 14, 2023

If Victoria has its way, it'll become home to a 900-kilometre hot springs trail, attracting travellers from near and far to hit up its bathing spots. But the state isn't the only place for a soak around Australia, including if you're keen to get off the beaten path. Indeed, come winter 2023, outback Queensland's Cunnamulla is set to join everyone's must-visit list if you're keen to take a dip in its new artesian hot springs.

Set to open in June, and in the works since 2018, this new spot for a blissful bathing session will feature seven pools on the banks of the Warrego River. Each will sport different temperatures, so you can get steamy, opt for a stint in the chilled plunge pool or both. As part of a state-of-the-art complex, there'll also be therapeutic activities on offer — and river views and ample natural surroundings.

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Cunnamulla Hot Springs' pools will be filled with mineral and vitamin-rich artesian water, which means that the hot spots for a dip will feature H20 naturally warmed from the Artesian Basin. Learning about the latter around your soak is also set to be part of the experience — relaxing your body and feeding your mind at the same time.

When it starts welcoming in patrons — with an exact date yet to be announced — Cunnamulla Hot Springs will be a highlight on the just-unveiled Outback Queensland Traveller's Guide, which is filled with things to do inland in the Sunshine State. Queensland isn't just about beaches, rainforests and the tropics, even if that's what it's best known for. So, Cunnamulla Hot Springs joins everything from starlight river cruises in Longreach and Winton's Australia Age of Dinosaurs Museum through to the Southwest Queensland Indigenous Cultural Trail and a heap of national parks.

Cunnamulla Bushland, Queensland

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The Outback Queensland Traveller's Guide also features other outback spas and baths, including in Julia Creek, Bedourie, Quilpie, Mitchell and Yowah.

If you're now planning a trip to Cunnamulla, it's around a nine-hour drive west from Brisbane, with flights via Rex, and also boasts an outback river lights festival; the Artesian Time Tunnel, which explores the Artesian Basin's history; and safari-style glamping — among other attractions.

Cunnamulla Cultural Walk, Tourism and Events Queensland

Cunnamulla Hot Springs will open in Cunnamulla in June 2023. For further information about outback Queensland getaways and attractions, head to the Outback Queensland website.

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Published on March 14, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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