Bibbawarra Bore

Bibbawarra Bore, Carnarvon, Western Australia The Bibbawarra Bore is located 16km north of Carnarvon . The best way to get there is via the Bibbawarra Road Crossing which is an unsealed road. Access is only available when the river is dry. The Bibbawarra Bore was discovered in 1905 when looking for coal. However, instead of coal they struck hot artesian water. Stock troughs were eventually built to transport the water along the stock route for the sheep and cattle. The hot water travelled along the 175 metre long trough, cooling as it flowed along. The trough was the longest in the Southern Hemisphere. Today the remains of the troughs can still be seen.

The Bore has a depth of 914m, with water gushing at 97,741 litres (21,500 gallons) per hour and temperatures of water reaching approximately 68 degrees.

Another popular artesian bore can be found at Peron Homestead at Peron Peninsula, Francois Peron National Park where you can even take a dip in the hot waters.

Bibbawarra Bore, Carnarvon, Western Australia   Bibbawarra Bore, Carnarvon, Western Australia

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