If you’re looking for somewhere new to travel in 2023, we may have just the inspiration you need. This June, Outback Queensland is set to score an oasis of relaxation in the form of hot springs. Set on the Warrego River, close to nine hours west of Brisbane by car, these artesian baths are expected to become a destination location for travellers.
Cunnamulla Hot Springs
Cunnamulla Hot Springs is made up of hot and cold plunge pools that you can submerge in, providing a truly rejuvenating experience. The baths are located above an artesian basin that naturally heats the mineral waters. Imagine the serenity of a soak here on a crisp winter day.
In addition to the outdoor baths will be a range of therapeutic activities you can immerse yourself in.
The Warrego River is also perfect to kayak down, or see via a Sunset River Cruise.
As for places to stay in the area, you can’t go past Charlotte Plains, a family-owned sheep station near Cunnamulla.
They offer camp sites and rooms as well as their own artisan bore bathtubs you can take a dip in.
Places to stop along the way
Since Cunnamulla is a fair drive from Brisbane, you’ll want to make some stops along the way.
We recommend stopping in Toowoomba first, which is around two hours into your trip. If you go in spring, you’ll be able to check out their annual month-long flower festival.
Further into the trip, around halfway, you’ll find the country town of St George, nestled on the beautiful Balonne River. Here, you can visit Queensland’s most western vineyard at Riversands Wines.
Extending the road trip
If driving comes naturally and you want to explore some more, why not head up north to the Central Queensland Highlands, one of Queensland’s best road trip destinations?
Carnarvon Gorge is a massive highlight of the region, and the national park is home to a slew of scenic trails and, of course, a swimming hole to cool off in.