This was my first visit to the Miranda Hot Springs, but we were road-tripping the Seabird Coast, and it is definitely one of the "must-do" attractions, so we thought we would pay a visit.
I suspect that there has been little in the way of development here for a long time. The pool itself is ageing concrete, with peeling paint. The whole place looks like a 1980's timewarp. As soon as we walked in, we new that we weren't going to be there for hours.
The main pool is huge with wide steps on each side, and a modern chair lift to provide access into the pool for people who are in a wheelchair, or have other mobility issues.
The water was an excellent temperature, and the while old, the place was spotlessly clean which I appreciated.
The smell of sulphur is quite strong in the water, yet i was suprised to see no signage informing me whether it was safe to put my head under water or not.
There is also a large communal spa pool (called the sauna pool) with air jets, that sits above one end of the main pool. It was for adults only, and was quite a few degrees hotter than the main pool. There are also a couple of private pools.
The pool environment had large open spaces for family gatherings, and plenty of shaded tables and chairs. Children will enjoy the huge inflatable pillow trampoline, and there was also a room of aging arcade games.
I felt that the prices of the complex were over the top however. $13 entry for adult swimmers (14 and over), but $8 for a non-swimming spectator. $8 for swimsuit hire, $8 for towel hire. I felt these prices were unreasonably high given the age, rustic nature, and lack of modern investment in the pool complex.