Hot Springs Discovery Tour

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Bathing in geothermal mineral waters has long been prized for health and healing as it soothes the mind and body.

The Hot Springs Discovery Tour at Talaroo Hot Springs combines the culture and hospitality of Ewamian people with one of North Queensland’s most unique and globally significant geological wonders. Talaroo is fed from water seeping from kilometres underground and hot granite rocks heat the water, with the surface temperature reaching up to 68 degrees Celsius.

Take the tour with a Ewamian guide, the only way to access the spectacular Hot Springs site and boardwalk. During the tour, your guide will share the geological aspects as well as the history of the springs and the significance of it to the Ewamian people. The tour finishes with a soak in the communal pool, where the water is channelled from the Hot Springs and cooled naturally to a temperature of 36-39 degrees – a truly unique water therapy experience in the Australian outback.

Tours are offered three times each day and you can stay overnight at Talaroo’s caravan park and campground that offers powered and unpowered sites around purpose-built amenities and a camp kitchen.

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  • Tour of the Hot Springs (50-60mins) with walking commentary.
  • Soak in the pool with water channeled from the hot springs (30 minutes).

Making a difference

  • The ideology of Talaroo Hot Springs tours and caravan park is to create sustainable employment for the Ewamian community.
  • Achievement for the Ewamian community by being able to share the stories and significance of the Springs and country.
  • Guided only tours ensure the springs are well-taken care of and ensures sustainability.

A word from your host

Winnie, Manager
“Naya nhangaya djurra Wamin wundu-dha (Welcome to our country). The place of healing waters for your body and soul.”

Getting there

This experience is held on Ewamian Country.
Talaroo Hot Springs Holiday Park is about 4.5 hours from Cairns. It’s located on Vanlee Road, Mount Surprise, QLD 4871, along the Gulf Savannah Way.


From AU $36 per person.

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