Pilliga Bore

Constructed in 1902 as a permanent town water supply after severe drought, the Pilliga Artesian Bore Baths has become a popular recreational spot for swimming. The therapeutic value of this mineral rich water has long been recognised by locals and visitors who make regular pilgrimage to the 37 degree pool to soak away their aches and pains. A roof covers the pool area and it is has lighting for night time bathing.

In 1980 Tamworth Pool Contractors installed the present pool. Since then ongoing improvements have been made including a roof covering the pool area. In late 2011 Narrabri Shire Council completed further upgrades including new toilet and BBQ facilities, improved access into the pool and expanding the camping pad.

The Pilliga Hot Artesian Bore Baths is a designated Primitive Campground. This means caravanners and campers are welcome to stay, a small fee of $5 per site per night applies.

Facilities are very basic and no powered sites are provided.

Getting There

The Pilliga Bore Baths are located just 96kms from Narrabri and 55kms from Wee Waa on the Pilliga Road.

  • Follow the Kamilaroi Highway to Wee Waa. From Rose Street turn left into Warrior Street
  • Turn right into Vera Leap Road over the railway overpass, and then follow the road to the left, following the signs to Pilliga.
  • Continue on this road, for approximately 54kms, until you come to the Pilliga Hot Artesian Bore Baths on the left, just 3kms from the township of Pilliga.