Jurassic Water

Where we source JURASSIC Bottled Water

Sourced from Ancient Rainforest aquifers in Cairns, Queensland Australia at the Mulgrave Alluvial Aquifer and bottled by Cairns Natural Spring Water.

What is an aquifer?

Aquifers are underground layers of permeable rock or uncompressed sands & gravels that contain enough mobile water that they can be tapped into by wells and bores and the water removed from the spaces between the rock or gravel particles. Some aquifers, like the great Artesian Basin of Western Queensland are naturally pressurized with water flowing up to the surface unassisted once a bore is sunk down to the underground water level. In our coastal areas they are usually not pressurized and the free or available water has to be sucked out of the gravels and brought to the surface by pumping. The quality of underground water varies greatly, depending largely on the type of the surrounding rock and soil and on the land-uses within that water catchment.

Where is the Mulgrave Aquifer?

Just south of Cairns, the Mulgrave Aquifer underlies all of the alluvial plain from the southern side of Trinity Inlet, under and east of Edmonton, under Greenhill and Gordonvale and under the full length of the Mulgrave River Valley from Little Mulgrave to Russell Heads.

The aquifer sections under the present Mulgrave River are the result of thousands of years of sedimentary deposits, which loosely hold the underground water, accumulating from river movements and floods across the valley over that time. The deposits north of about Greenhill (north of Gordonvale) occurred in the many millennia before that when the Mulgrave River apparently ran North into Trinity Inlet instead of south to Mutcheroo Inlet as it does now.

Cairns Natural Spring Water

Some of the most productive aquifers in Far North Queensland, like ours, consist of sedimentary rocks such as limestone, dolomite and sandstone and these contain naturally occurring minerals in varying concentrations that give our water its unique characteristics.

Low carbon footprint and impressive credentials

  • Solar powered business premises, plant and machinery
  • Hybrid delivery trucks reducing carbon emissions by 21%

For more info visit www.cairnsnaturalspringwater.com.au


The dinosaurs on our label

Only a small number of dinosaurs have been discovered in Australia. Queensland’s Age of Dinosaurs spans three geological periods, the Triassic, JURASSIC and Cretaceous Periods. The dinosaurs represented on our label include Wintonotitan, Qantassaurus, Muttaburrasaurus, Megalania, Diprotodon and Bullokornis.




Bullokornis (Demon Duck of Doom)


Follow in the footsteps of the prehistoric creatures

Follow in the footsteps of the prehistoric creatures that once roamed this ancient land. The Australian Dinosaur Trail encompasses the towns of Winton, Hughenden and Richmond which all have their own unique dinosaur stories to tell. A journey along Australia’s Dinosaur Trail offers visitors a range of unique experiences not available anywhere else in the world, let alone Australia.

In Winton visit Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways which is set in an amazing landscape of red earth, Spinifex and jump-up country. See the dinosaur footprints which inspired the dinosaur stampede in Stephen Spielberg’s movie ‘Jurassic Park’. Head to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum to see the world’s largest collection of Australian Dinosaur fossils. In Hughenden, meet Hughie a skeletal Muttaburrasaurus at The Flinders Discovery Centre. Travel north from Hughenden to Porcupine Gorge National Park to see 500 million years of layers of rock formations in this deep gorge system, known as the Australia’s ‘Little Grand Canyon’.

In Richmond, visit Kronosaurus Korner which is primarily dedicated to displaying marine reptiles. However, Kronosaurus Korner is also home to Australia’s best preserved dinosaur skeleton…



World Heritage Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest is older than some of the most famous dinosaurs on the planet! Estimated to be over 130 million years old, it is the oldest tropical rainforest on the planet. The Daintree Rainforest is Australia’s very own green dinosaur, a time capsule reminiscent of when Australia was covered in lush tropical rainforest and dinosaurs ruled the earth.

It’s in the name — The Wet Tropics World Heritage area, in fact it’s the wettest part of Australia and that’s why the world’s oldest tropical rainforest grows on the worlds driest inhabited continent.

Up to an incredible 11 000 mm (11 meters) of rain falls on the Wet Tropics highest mountains. Mountains like the giant pyramid-shaped Thornton’s Peak just west of the Daintree Discovery Centre in the stunning Daintree National Park — the jewel in the crown of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

To get a feel for the intensity of the rain, most of it falls in a four-month period between December and March. If you have never experienced a tropical downpour, you do not know what you are missing. The energy it brings to the natural systems is like supercharging nature’s batteries, all living things respond in phenomenal ways.

This life giving rain recharges the rivers, creeks and ground aquifers and signals the start of the breeding season for many animals and plants who have been waiting for the refreshing downpour.

It is amazing to think the rain has been falling here for 130 million years, it is the very reason this ancient and relict rainforest still exists. Even when Australia was joined to other landmasses like Antarctica and South America, it was still raining here. Even when dinosaurs roamed the world, it was still raining here.

The Wet Tropics and the Daintree Rainforest are nature’s greatest survivors; scientists tell us that when our mountain ranges formed over a hundred million years ago, they stood 4-5 kilometres high.

This is where some of the enormous amount of rain that falls every year flows, accumulates and percolates through this amazing natural filter system of soils, sand, pebbles and rocks and collects in natural ground aquifers.

The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area has been ranked the second irreplaceable natural world heritage area on earth by the world’s peak conservation body the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The Daintree Discovery Centre brings all the fascinating stories of this ancient rainforest to life and gives you the opportunity to refresh yourself with the very water that makes this the most remarkable place on the planet. www.discoverthedaintree.com


A natural water to Health & Beauty

“Little-Known Supplement That Gives You Plump, Glowing Skin”

There are health and beauty benefits to Jurassic bottled water! Below is a typical analysis of the water which shows high levels of silica which is the third most abundant trace element in the human body after iron and zinc. Silica is required to produce collagen and is a natural anti-inflammatory. Jurassic bottled water also contains high levels of magnesium and calcium, which are good for bones and muscles.

Silica has such a tremendous impact on skin regeneration and has a strong link with healthy youthful skin. It also creates bonds between protein molecules, which are responsible for the skin’s natural ability to retain water, critical for repair and cell renewal.

Silica is required for rebuilding collagen; it sits inside collagen, acting as glue, providing strength, flexibility, and resilience to connective tissues. This glue-like function means silica is imperative for helping to keep your nails, teeth, and hair robust and healthy. It is a natural anti-inflammatory that may help relieve skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. This wonder mineral also works to keep other minerals in balance, such as calcium and magnesium, which plays an important role in keeping our hormones balanced, too.

So basically silica is the glue that holds us together; without silica we literally would break apart.


The KING of all underground aquifers. The GREAT ARTESIAN BASIN

The water of the Great Artesian Basin is held in a sandstone layer laid down by continental erosion of higher ground during the Triassic, Jurassic, and Lower Cretaceous periods. At the time when much of what is now Australia was below sea level. The sandstone was then covered by a layer of marine sedimentary rock. This formed a confining layer, trapping water in the sandstone aquifer.

The Great Artesian Basin in Australia is the largest and deepest aquifer (artesian basin) in the world.

It stretches over 1,711,000 square kilometres (661,000 sq mi), which is 22% of the surface area of Australia.

This includes most of Queensland, the south-east corner of the Northern Territory, the north-east part of South Australia, and northern New South Wales.

Entry Fees

Adult: AUD$37.00
Concession/Student: AUD$34
Child: AUD$18.00 (5 – 17 years)
Family: AUD$90.00

Audio Tour (8 languages)
68 Page Interpretive Guide Book
7 Day free re-entry
Children’s Audio Tour (suit 5 – 9 years)

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