The charming village of Boomi, established in 1897 and lying 93 kms from Moree, grew from the discovery of a significant underground water source on the crown land in the nearby tiny village of Kunopia. Between 1897 and 1903 further exploration lead to the sinking of the Boomi bore which, at an impressive depth of 1,526.5 metres or 1.5 kilometres, guaranteed 2,839,058 litres or 2.84 megalitres of fresh, clean drinking water every 24 hours. With this imperative find, Boomi grew rapidly whilst Kunopia ceased to be. To service the burgeoning properties, 112 miles or 180 kms of bore drainage was trenched through the district allowing farmers and their stock access to much needed, reliable water.
At its height, Boomi boasted a school, three shops, two butcheries, two pubs, a bakery and other businesses along with various community and sporting facilities. Although rural life is wonderful, farming is a tough game with the vagaries of the Australian weather making every decision a gamble. As Australia transitioned to greater mechanisation in all areas of farming, fewer workers were required on farm causing a flow of rural workers from the small villages to larger rural centres or to the big cities. Boomi is a dynamic and important location with a community that has a reputation for getting things done. A must see event is the biennial Boomi Amateur Thespian Society production where local talents come together to produce an evening of entertainment & theatrical performances, attracting an audience from near & far... Agriculture is still the mainstay of the community with nearby Koramba Farm & Cotton Gin providing employment for many locals.
When you stay in Boomi you can enjoy a dip in the Hot Artesian Spa Pool which features powerful overhead jets and underwater jets, the perfect remedy for tired and aching muscles. Luxuriate in the mineral-rich water which flows, under natural pressure, from a depth of 1.25km and arrives at the surface at an astounding 53°C straight from the Great Artesian Basin. The water is then cooled to a comfortable 39°C for use in the Hot Spa. There's also a 25m cool pool to splash in on those hot summer days and for your safety, a lifeguard on duty at all times. There are a variety of facilities at the complex including tennis courts, picnic and BBQ areas, plus shower and toilet amenities. The camping ground is conveniently located right next door.
If camping is not for you, don't despair! The Pioneer Hotel has you covered with accommodation, counter meals and a lovely cool drink or two. A favourite spot of the locals, there's always someone ready for a yarn and a laugh at the Pioneer Hotel where country hospitality awaits you on your journey.
BOOMI ARTESIAN SPA POOLS
Werrina Street, Boomi NSW 2405
Ph: (02) 6753 5336
BOOMI COMMUNITY CO-OP
Boomi St, Boomi NSW 2405
Ph: (02) 6753 5336
21 Bishop Street, Boomi NSW 2405
Ph: (02) 6753 5204
Accommodation - Cold Beer - Dinner 7 nights
Please Note: that some maps show gravel roads but they are incorrect. Roads from Moree & Goondiwindi are all bitumen. The road north of Boomi to Talwood in Queensland is also bitumen all the way.
For more information on Boomi, go to our Co-op's website & learn about our area: www.boomi.nsw.au