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6 May, 2021

Talaroo nears official opening

THE launch of the region’s latest tourist attraction continues to near with Talaroo Hot Springs to welcome its first day and overnight guests in the coming months.

By Michael Warren

An artist impress of the private hot springs at Talaroo.

THE launch of the region’s latest tourist attraction continues to near with Talaroo Hot Springs to welcome its first day and overnight guests in the coming months. 

Talaroo Hot Springs between Mount Surprise and Georgetown on Ewamian Country will deliver a unique visitor experience from a First Nations perspective in an accessible outback setting. More specifically the Hot Springs will be an opportunity for the Ewamian people to showcase the magical wonders of Talaroo and for guests to experience a deeper reconciliation between people, culture and place. 

“We want you to come and share it (Talaroo) with us,” proud Ewamian woman and vice chair of the Ewamian Aboriginal Corporation Jenny Lacey told The Express. 

“We want you to learn from us and we’ll learn from you too. “We want to bridge that gap, as one whole Australian people. 

We’ve got to bring that glue together that kept us apart back then. We’re going to be bigger and stronger than ever.” 

The Talaroo Hot Springs experience includes a boardwalk above the springs and private soaking pools. 

 A range of guided springs tours will operate, with others to be unveiled in the future. 

“The Hot Springs will only be accessible on ranger guided tours which will last around 45 minutes and share stories about Talaroo history, geology, ecology of the springs and contemporary work of Ewamian rangers,” Talaroo spokesperson Sheena Walshaw said. 

“Guests will also be able to explore parts of the Talaroo Station property, including the Einasleigh River, and will be provided with a mud map on arrival showing accessible areas.” 

Guests will be able to stay in powered or unpowered sites with future plans to offer glamping tents and self-contained cabins. Talaroo will be a dog friendly attraction.  

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