The Bore is open all year round, but is closed from 9am-11am every Friday for cleaning.
The Pilliga Artesian Bore Bath is Temporarily Closed.
Narrabri Shire would like to inform that, regrettably, we have had to close the Pilliga Bore Baths campgrounds temporarily. Please note the Bore Bath is still open for day visitors.
The decision to close is due to concerns related to reports of public health and environmental issues in the area. We take these matters very seriously, and your safety and protecting the beautiful Pilliga environment are our top priorities. Rest assured, we are working closely with the relevant authorities to address these concerns and take any necessary actions. We understand how much the Pilliga Bore Baths mean to our community, and we are committed to resolving these issues as quickly as possible to reopen the facility.
We appreciate your understanding and support during this time. We will keep you updated on any developments and, once again, apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Soak away those aches and pains in the 37-degree mineral-rich water of the Pilliga Artesian Bore Bath. It has become a popular recreational spot for swimming and camping, with the therapeutic value of the water having long been recognised by locals and visitors who make regular pilgrimages to the Bath. Open 24hrs a day, relax in the bath and enjoy the sunsets and serenity that Pilliga is known for.
The bore was originally constructed in 1902 as a permanent town water supply after a severe drought. In 1980 Tamworth Pool Contractors installed the present pool. Since then, ongoing improvements have been made including a roof covering the pool area, dressing sheds and toilets, and barbecue and picnic tables.
The Pilliga Artesian Bore Bath is a designated Primitive Campground with very basic facilities and no powered sites. A $5 fee is charged per site per night (as of February 1, 2015) and the maximum stay is 21 days. Fees are to be paid ONLINE through our booking platform, located at the bottom of this page. Fees are also payable at the Narrabri Region Visitor Information Centre. Narrabri Shire Council asks that campers please leave the facilities as you find them and take your rubbish with you.
Located just 96km from Narrabri and 55kms from Wee Waa on the Pilliga Road.
From Rose Street, Wee Waa turn left into Warrior Street.
Turn right into Vera Leap Road over the railway overpass, then follow the road to the left, following the signs to Pilliga.
Continue on this road, for approximately 54km, until you come to the Pilliga Artesian Bore Bath on the left, just 3km from Pilliga township.
- Car parking
- Pet friendly
Site $5 per night