Talaroo Hot Springs
The Ewamian Aboriginal Corporation will re-open the historic Talaroo natural hot springs during the Year of Indigenous Tourism. The connection between the Ewamian Aboriginal community and the springs, found near Georgetown in Outback Queensland, goes back millennia.
Recent scientific work confirmed that the 65 million year old hot springs have substantial ecological, hydrological and geological significance. Rainfall from 20,000 years ago discharged from the springs as hot water then travelled down the super-heated rocks and pushed to the surface.
The new tourism infrastructure is predicted to attract visitors to the region and will include:
- 60 new short stay camping and caravan/RV sites
- five glamping sites
- a swimming pool
- camp ground amenities.
Upgrades will also increase access to:
- a two-lane access road
- a carpark
- picnic shelters
Attract 7,000 visitors a year
Up to 15 construction jobs and seven operational jobs
Generate $1.7 million a year
‘This project offered benefit for his community and visitors. Talaroo Hot Springs are a world-class natural and cultural asset within our region. Their re-opening will significantly add to the existing tourism offerings within the Etheridge Shire and the region.”
Last updated: 11 Feb 2020