The Innot Hot Springs are comprised of a group of multiple thermal pools located in the Tablelands Region of Queensland, Australia. Also known as Nettle Creek Hot Springs, the pools have a temperature of about 69° F (21° C) and have been constructed from locally quarried granite blocks.
The water for the pools is drawn from natural aquifers beneath the ground, separated from any surface water sources. The pools are positioned in a small valley that is covered by tall eucalypts, ferns, and other native plants. Most popular during the winter when the surrounding area receives heavy rainfall, these hot springs often have few visitors and are covered in a thigh mist of fog.
Nettle Creek Hot Springs Pools
There are seven pools of various temperatures for you to enjoy. A great way to unwind, the area is mainly surrounded by bushland, making it secluded from the other attractions in the country. You’re welcome to use the hot pools within the adjacent campground which are filled with spring water or stay in the Caravan Park next door to use their pool.
You could also take a leisurely stroll down to the creek and enjoy the therapeutic waters of Innot Hot Springs for free. And due to its local elevation, Innot Springs boasts a permanent spring that feeds hundreds of swimming holes along with the river system throughout the town.
There are plenty of things to do at Innot Hot Springs. You can try a spot of fishing or explore the plentiful bushland that surrounds the country town. The local wildlife is abundant and visitors may be lucky enough to spot a kangaroo, an emu, or even a koala in their natural habitat. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even take a walk to the local waterfalls.
The Gillies Range Road, State Routes 25 and 24, Lake Barrine Road, Kennedy Highway, and the Bruce Highway all lead to the Innot Hot Springs, which are 153 km southwest of Cairns. The Kennedy Highway can also be used to get there from the west.
Situated between Ravenshoe and Mount Garnet in Far North Queensland, Mount Gibson is 5 km to the South. The Kennedy Highway runs through the town, which lies on the northern end of the area. From Millstream to Gunnawarra and Glen Ruth, the Herbert River flows south, while the Wild River meets it in the region’s north.
Nettle Creek flows north through the heart of town before connecting with the Herbert River to the south. Three hot springs in Nettle Creek, which are supplied by multiple subterranean watercourses, were used to build the settlement. The spring temperatures are normally between 20-30°C (68-86°F).
Address: Kennedy Hwy, Innot Hot Springs, Queensland 4872, Australia
Hours: Daily | 9 am – 7 pm
Phone: (07) 4097 0136