Fed by mineral-rich waters from the Great Artesian Basin, the Goodooga Artesian Springs brings a complete oasis to the Australian Outback. A new complex that opened just a few years ago on the edge of a small town, these springs are becoming famous for their accessible and family-friendly facilities.
Highly sought after to cure ailments such as pain relief, stress reduction, improve blood circulation, promote sleep, and heal skin, the Goodooga Artesian Springs can get quite crowded as many people seek to bathe in the water day and night.
Offering more than a place to heal and soothe your body, visitors are permitted to picnic, barbecue, and work out at the springs. The state-of-the-art, new facilities ensure that every guest enjoys their time in Goodooga.
Mineral Hot Springs Pool
Sometimes called the Goodooga Great Artesian Bore Baths, these springs pull their water from the Great Artesian Basin. The world’s largest and deepest artesian basin, it covers more than 656,373 square miles (1.7 million square kilometers) of Australia.
The basin can be found in parts of Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, and the Northern Territory. Many of the springs found throughout Australia are fueled by the same basin.
At the Goodooga Artesian Springs, the water is kept at a consistent 104°F (40°C). Considered to be very therapeutic, the spring water has a high mineral content, which comes from the soil as it is pulled from the basin.
There is only one pool at the Goodooga Artesian Springs, but it is the only bath on the Great Artesian Drive to feature full wheelchair accessibility. On one side of the pool, there is a wheelchair ramp and a gently sloping entrance, so that visitors can easily get in and out of the water. Covering the pool are multiple canopies to provide shade throughout the day.
Close to the pool, there are small lawns with picnic areas and barbecues for guest use. Additional facilities at the springs include an Outdoor Hybrid Gym, toilets, and showers. There are also dump points for visitors who are in caravans or RVs.
Pets are permitted in the parking lot, but not in the fenced area around the springs. Animals must always be supervised and on a leash.
The pool and all facilities are open 24 hours a day. This means that visitors may always enjoy the thermal waters at Goodooga. Nighttime is a particularly popular time to visit the pool as many people enjoy stargazing while soaking in the hot water.
There are no campsites at the Goodooga Artesian Springs, but there is a large parking lot right next to the facility. Visitors are permitted to camp in their cars, caravans, or RVs in the parking lot and stay overnight at the springs.
While there aren’t any restaurants or food venues, the facilities at the springs are open 24 hours. This includes the pool, toilets, showers, picnic areas, barbecues, and the outdoor gym. Visitors can sleep in their cars and use the facilities or stay up late and stargaze from the pool. For food, there are restaurants just a short distance away in Goodooga.
The Goodooga Artesian Springs is located on the edge of Goodooga, New South Wales, Australia. The town is very small with an estimated population of about 250 people. From the center of town, the springs are 0.6 miles (1.1km) away. In Goodooga, visitors can find additional lodging, as well as restaurants.
Address: Goodooga Road, Goodooga NSW 2838, Australia
Coordinates: 29.1150°S, 147.4511°E
Phone: (+61) 2 6830 5100
Age Restrictions: None
Pets: Not permitted at the pool, permitted only in the parking lot
Entry: Paid entry, camping fees may apply