This family operated Sheep Station is fast becoming well known for its Hot Artesian Bore and Baths, offering a fun & unique camping experience, just 30 minutes from Cunnamulla in Outback Queensland.
Dotted along the banks of the bore, you’ll find a mix of different bath tubs you can relax in to enjoy the sunset, sunrise and any time of the day really. Or, just hop into the actual bore for a swim with family and friends.
The bore retains a temperature of about 42 degrees year ‘round and gets cooler as it flows down along the bore channel, eventually becoming the water supply for crops and livestock on the property.
The water contains many minerals known for healing properties, in particular arthritic and muscular aches and pains. During the cooler months, it’s heaven on the chilly mornings and evenings.
There are heaps of spots to camp at the bore site as well as bathroom facilities. If you’re lucky, you might even have a bath right next to your campsite. However, we wouldn’t recommend picking one of these sites during peak times as it’s a bit awkward when random campers take a bath right next to your dinner table.
Charlotte Plains Station allows campfires and it’s also pet-friendly. For Unpowered camping by the Hot Artesian Baths, Adults are $40 p/p per night and children (5-17yrs) $10 p/p per night during peak season. Bags of firewood are available for $15 each.
There are other accommodation options including powered campsites available at the Shearers Quarters, which is located approximately 8.5km from the Artesian Baths.
You can also book a tour of the property with owner Robyn, who gives you a great insight as to the workings of the farm and has some great stories to share.
Our visit happened to coincide with the property’s ‘Yabby Delve’. This involves a tractor pulling a delver along through the bore drains to clear them out, leaving lots of yabbies and a turtle or two for the kids to pick up and return to the drains. The ‘Yabby Delve’ usually happens a couple of times a year. Lots of fun!
During peak times, you can enjoy live music around the communal campfire as well as a variety of activities.
Bookings are essential. To book your visit to Charlotte Plains click here
Charlotte Plains was just one stop on a 2 week road trip on our way To The Big Red Bash.