Memories of sunny afternoons spent sunbaking and bathing at the iconic Metung Hot Pools run deep for East Gippsland locals and visitors to the area.
Located on the northern side of Metung, the pools were fed by a bore that was drilled by the Point Addis Company back in 1929/30.
John D Adams makes note of the pools in the Tambo Shire Centenary History published in 1981 – “One of the more recent attractions of Metung are the hot water springs bubbling up from the bores sunk by Point Addis Co. in the 1920’s and now channeled into three cemented pools. These were built in 1976 with fencing, carpark and toilets with a grant of $3,200. The pools were first developed in 1960 as a paddling pool for children.”
There are many fascinating stories about the pools, but none more so than that of a local doctor by the name of Atkinson-Wood, who used to pipe the gas from the pools to his home in Metung.