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Tropical winter escape: Travellers flock to Zebedee Springs in Kununurra, WA for its hot weather

Aussie travellers are fleeing icy winter weather to fly to this magical desert oasis with turquoise thermal pools surrounded by ancient forests – but you better be quick if you want to visit

  • Travellers have dubbed an enchanting desert oasis a ‘must-do’ for this winter
  • Zebedee Springs is in El Questro Wilderness Park near the WA town of Kununurra
  • Tourist can enjoy the warm thermal pools surrounded by lush ancient forests
  • The springs are only open during the region’s dry season from May-September

An incredible desert oasis filled with palm trees, waterfalls and naturally warm springs is the new hot spot for adventurers wanting to escape the winter chill.  

Zebedee Springs sits in the one-million-acre El Questro Wilderness Park near the Kimberley town of Kununurra – a three and a half hour flight from Perth. 

Visitors can soak in the warm waters of the stunning thermal springs surrounded by towering palm trees that look like columns in a Roman bathhouse in the region’s year-round summer-like weather. 

Zebedee Springs is the new hot spot for adventurers wanting to escape the winter chill with its year-round warm weather and thermal pools surrounded by lush forest

The incredible desert oasis sits in the one-million-acre El Questro Wilderness Park near the Kimberley town of Kununurra - a three and a half hour flight from Perth

With limited visiting times, travellers are flocking to the area to experience the dreamy desert retreat's magic and capture spectacular holiday snaps

The incredible desert oasis sits in the one-million-acre El Questro Wilderness Park near the Kimberley town of Kununurra – a three and a half hour flight from Perth

Visitors can soak in the warm waters surrounded by towering palm trees that look like columns in a Roman bathhouse in the Kimberley's year-round summer-like weather

Visitors can soak in the warm waters surrounded by towering palm trees that look like columns in a Roman bathhouse in the Kimberley’s year-round summer-like weather

The magical springs are ideally visited and only open to the public in the Kimberley’s dry season from May to September when maximum temperatures sit between 30C-36C. 

With limited visiting times, travellers are flocking to the area to experience the dreamy desert retreat’s magic and capture spectacular holiday snaps. 

Local, interstate and international tourists have been raving about the enchanting winter escape with one calling it a ‘must do’ that should be ‘high on your list’. 

The magical springs are ideally visited and only open to the public in the Kimberley's dry season from May to September when maximum temperatures sit between 30C-36C

The magical springs are ideally visited and only open to the public in the Kimberley’s dry season from May to September when maximum temperatures sit between 30C-36C

Local, interstate and international tourists have been raving about the enchanting winter escape with one calling it a 'must do' that should be 'high on your list'

 Local, interstate and international tourists have been raving about the enchanting winter escape with one calling it a ‘must do’ that should be ‘high on your list’

Zebedee Springs can be accessed by four-wheel drive along the iconic Gibb River Road and then a 1.5km return hike through the prehistoric forest

Adventurers need to plan their visit and set off early as the springs are only open to the public from 7am until midday unless with a tour group

 Zebedee Springs can be accessed by four-wheel drive along the iconic Gibb River Road and then a 1.5km return hike through the prehistoric forest

‘The Zebedee springs is by far the most beautiful hot springs in WA,’ one said. 

‘I could’ve stayed there all day soaking in the warm crystal clear waters,’ wrote another.

Zebedee Springs can be accessed by four-wheel drive along the iconic Gibb River Road and then a 1.5km return hike through the prehistoric forest. 

Adventurers need to plan their visit and set off early as the springs are only open to the public from 7am until midday unless with a tour group. 

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