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Burren Junction Bore Baths

Burren Junction, New South Wales, Australia
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Stay away

We had been to the bore baths in Lightning Ridge which we loved and made the trip out to try these... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Don't expect sterile

This isn't your normal swimming pool being shaped like a horse exercise water trough and if you are... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
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15 May 2017
“Stay away”
17 Sep 2016
“Don't expect sterile”
Burren Junction, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

We had been to the bore baths in Lightning Ridge which we loved and made the trip out to try these baths hoping they were the same. We were bitterly disappointed. The water was not clean and the temp was like swimming in luke warm...More

2  Thank mspitstop63
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This isn't your normal swimming pool being shaped like a horse exercise water trough and if you are expecting a sterile swimming pool you've come to the wrong place. Now don't get me wrong I enjoyed our warm soak but there is green algae on...More

1  Thank chatter_ann
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived hear after not showering for 3 days and was quickly stripped off and plunged into the murky warm waters. Pleasingly we were supprised to find that there was a thick layer of green gorrilla fur on the bottom which felt amazing between our...More

3  Thank Mitchell C
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

After reading a 'promo' in a caravan magazine we specifically travelled here and much to our horror it was like a swamp. Only to be outdone by the thigh high grass and 'toilets' that were unusable. What a shame. Definitely not a tourist attraction.

Thank Kateinkal
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Having just spent a couple of days at Lightning Ridge and its great bore bath, sadly Burren Junction baths was a disappointment. The baths themselves needed a good clean. Slippery green algae was in great abundance and had to be negotiated carefully. The changing facilities...More

3  Thank abreen
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Perhaps the best feature of these baths is the temperature, which is quite warm but not too hot as in the case of some others in the Artesian Basin. Free camping at the bore attracts plenty of caravanners and tenters, looking for relief from their...More

3  Thank RobM441
Reviewed 1 September 2015

First of all, the baths are located about 2km east of Barren Junction, not south of the town as indicated o the map. A circular trough of warm water, 40C Im told. When we arrived in late Aug 2015, there were 50 or so Motorhomes...More

1  Thank JohnboyMosgiel
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

It's nice on a cold day, especially straight under the inlet pipe, but it would be a bit cool anywhere else. The water was clear but the stairs and seat were a bit slimey. Make sure you hang on to the rail when using the...More

1  Thank Clare005
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Late Autumn visit and the pool wasn't as hot as previously as they have cut the inflow The Burren Pub is okay to stay at, the staff are good and rooms 2 star

1  Thank 58Sean
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I have visited over 40 hot pools in New Zealand and Australia, and added this one to my list last month. It was drizzling with rain so the roads in and the caravan area and dirt areas around the pool were VERY muddy. There were...More

3  Thank Jane W
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20 December 2016|
Response from Mitchell C | Reviewed this property |
is it a Sunday before monday?.. stay at home if you want a clear shower! there is no benifit to a bore bath other than washing out your magic maker