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Talaroo Hot Springs

Talaroo Hot Springs is a cultural and eco tourism business offering guided tours, a caravan park with powered and unpowered sites and a café. We are committed to the tourism industry, community and the environment and sharing the Ewamian culture and look forward to building our profile and reputation within the industry to achieve our ultimate goal and strategic vision for our Community in becoming fully self sustainable business.

Talaroo’s mounded travertine terraces and hot springs are unique to Australia.  A photographer’s paradise and fascinating fuel to any budding geologist, their connection to Ewamian Traditional Owners go back millennia and they have provided a lifeline throughout human and evolutionary history.

Talaroo is one of only two mound springs in Australia and the only one not fed by the Great Artesian Basin, but from water seeping from kilometres underground heated by hot granite rocks.  At Talaroo, this water takes an incredible 20,000 years from falling as rain in the nearby Newcastle ranges to discharging from the Springs.  

In the cooler pools and outflow streams, the waters have long been prized as healing waters for body and soul, and no visit to Talaroo is complete without a relaxing dip in the purpose-built geothermal soaking pool (included in the guided tour only) or booking one of our private soaking pools. 

Talaroo Hot Springs is located in the Gulf Savannah of North Queensland on the Savannah Way, approximately 5 hours drive from Cairns.e

A couple gazes over Talaroo Hot Springs from the boardwalk.
A gentleman relaxes with a soak in the hot springs.


A man and woman enjoy a drink at their campsite.

Talaroo’s outback campground and caravan park features just 30 landscaped sites surrounded by nature and with abundant wildlife including over 120 bird species. The sites are set around a clean and modern camp kitchen, new amenities block, reception, gift shop and small café.

Talaroo night sky.
Eco Tents

Talaroo’s newest accommodation option, our simple but stylish Eco Tents offer comfort and convenience for guests travelling without a tent, camper or motorhome. This is a genuine camping experience (except with a cosy Queen bed) and our tents do not have power, running water or lighting but a battery powered lantern is provided for guest use. The Eco Tents are situated just 100 metres from the Campground bathroom facilities and camp kitchen.


Jimmy "JR" Richards leading a guided tour of Talaroo Hot Springs
Hot Springs Discovery Tour

This exclusive tour takes you to the heart of Talaroo – the ancient and breathtaking Hot Springs.  Join one of our expert tour guides to learn about this unique geological wonder, Talaroo’s fascinating history and the connection Ewamian people have had with their country for thousands of years into the present day.

A couple enjoy one of Talaroo's private hot springs.
Soaking Pools

Our blissful Private Soaking Pools are the ultimate in outback relaxation.  Immerse yourself in our geothermal waters and experience the traditional healing and tranquillity of this ancient land. Pools are most comfortable for two people but can hold up to four persons and each session lasts for 40 minutes for optimum health benefits.

Jimmy "JR" Richards, Savannah Guide

“I feel passionate about sharing Ewamian culture and knowledge with visitors and have a unique connection to country.

Every part of our country tells a piece of our story. From the plants we’ve used for thousands of years to the history and culture of our people and to the future we’re building right here. It’s an incredible evolving journey that mirrors the constantly changing Springs at the heart of our land.”


Portrait of Savannah Guide Jimmy "JR" Richards

Happy Customers

Guided tour at Talaroo Hot Springs
River walk at Talaroo Hot Springs
"We spent 2 days at Talaroo Hot Springs. It was a must do experience.
It was amazing to be welcomed on country by the Ewamian people. The Hot Springs Tour was so unmissable. Mishell is an awesome guide with so much knowledge.
Lyn at reception makes an awesome coffee and Hot chocolate.
To top it off amenities and camp kitchen are second to none.
"This brand new tourist site is wonderful. The campgrounds are well designed, the camp kitchen fitted with everything a camper or caravaner needs plus a spotlessly clean toilet block with plenty of hot water. The guided tour of the hot springs was informative and the swim at the end of the tour in the large pool was great. The river is also a lovely spot for walking plus swimming and lulling in the river. Kids are well catered for with games equipment spread around the park. Special mention to all the staff, great to see First Nation women staffing and managing this impressive enterprise."