Bedourie’s Artesian Spa and Swimming Pool Complex has a 22 person Therapeutic Spa, which is one of the favorite for locals and visitors alike. The crystal clear water comes directly from the artesian bore in town and the 25 metre swimming pool is beautifully cool after your time in the spa.
The Bedourie Aquatic Centre was built to incorporate the natural clear water coming directly from the town’s original bore head which was drilled in 1905 to a depth of 400m.
The Bedourie Aquatic Centre was opened in November 2000. The complex features a 25m swimming pool, a wading pool and a 22 person hot artesian spa reaching temperatures of 40 degrees celcius. The complex is open daily from 6am to 8pm (September 1 through to end of February) and 7am – 7pm (March 1 through to August 31) and is accessible by paying a fully refundable key deposit.
Tourists and travelers love to get the key from the Information Centre and enjoy the refreshing swim in the water. Its a great meeting place too…In the few visits I have made to the pool I have met a couple from Norway who were camping their way through to the Birdsville track, a family from Texas, a couple from Melbourne who spend their retirement traveling Australia, two ladies working here like I am doing, from Maryborough and Toowoomba, and today a family from the Sunshine Coast. Everybody heads to the Artesian Spa for the healthy waters as well as for a swim in the pool.
The water at Bedourie comes from deep in the ground from the Artesian Spa. It is boiling hot when it first hits the surface. It is stored in two holding ponds, then run through a cooling tank before sent to the town for usage. In Summer when temperatures hit extreme highs, the water stays hot as the cooling tanks cannot col the water.