where our story with water began

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where our story with water began

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.

Historical article

According to a newspaper article printed in ‘The News’ in September 1990- “A mixture of water and gas rising to the surface supplies the warm pools. The presence of the gas can be seen if a match is placed near the outlet”.

hot pools from home

The article goes on to talk about Dr Atkinson-Wood having his own hot pool in his garden and running the water through a gasometer, extracting the gas and piping it to his house where he used it for cooking and heating.

the old hot pools site

Visitor Debbi said “I remember going here in January 1981 on my honeymoon. The hot springs back then were a concreted round pool in the bush with amazing hot water bubbling out of the ground. We found it by accident driving north of Lakes Entrance"

our story

Local tourism operators Adrian and Rachel Bromage have joined forces with the award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs Group to bring back hot springs bathing to Metung in East Gippsland.Growing up visiting the original Metung springs as children, Rachel along with her husband Adrian have been passionate about reigniting the hot springs experience in their hometown for over 20 years.

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