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Tropical Water Bores Reviews (7)

Great Operator

a year ago
Had Joe come out to put a bore down at my place in Inverness. He has a professional set-up and very capable rig. Joe was very knowledgeable in his field of water bore drilling which gave me confidence that he was the right man for the job. He was successful in finding good water for us on the first attempt. Very happy to recommend TWB for bore drilling.
Wayne Perry - Yeppoon QLD 4703

Yes! Finally we have WATER :)

2 years ago
We are so pleased that we got Tropical Water Bores to drill some water bores on our properties. Joe, who is the owner of Tropical Water Bores as well as the driller, was very helpful in explaining the ground formations and drilling process etc. In the past we had tried a few times unsuccessfully with another drilling company who had trouble with the holes falling in. We found Joe to be very knowledgeable about his machinery and the drilling methods needed for the ground we had. He definitely knows what he's doing and certainly put our minds at rest. Thanks again Tropical Water Bores and we would highly recommend you to anyone wanting water bores drilled.
Sharna May Brigsley - Argoon QLD 4702

Professional at every level. September 2017

2 years ago
We used Tropical Water Bores for the installation of a water bore on our property and couldn't be happier with the result. After contacting numerous other drilling contractors and receiving a mix of uninterested reactions to our project or being unable to answer the questions we had for them, we contacted Tropical Water Bores and was placed in contact with the owner, Joe Chadwick, who by the way was the Water Bore Driller who would be doing the drilling. He couldn't have been more willing to help, was very generous with his time and seemed very knowledgeable, answering all of our questions. After supplying Cathy with the property info TWB needed, they were able to give us what we believed was a very reasonable footage rate and we were scheduled in and informed of all the details of when Joe would be turning up and what to expect. On the scheduled job day Joe and his crew arrived on time as promised. TWB were also very respectful of our property and went out of their way to minimise any
Lizzy Bossan - Gracemere Bouldercombe Area

Owner's Response

Thank you very much Lizzy for your fantastic review on Tropical Water Bores. It was a pleasure to do business with you and John. TWB is so glad we were able to secure a great water supply for the future for you both. Thank you again :) Cathy Chadwick
Business Owner. 29.10.2017

Very Impressed

3 years ago
So glad I rang TWB about getting a bore put in as they were extremely helpful in providing me info about surrounding bores and answering my questions etc. I found Joe to be a pretty down to earth type guy that knew his business and his machinery inside and out. He was very knowledgeable about the ground structure he was drilling in, and his prediction of when he'd hit water was pretty close. I was impressed. Mate, I'd recommend Tropical Water Bores to anyone wanting a bore put in and his pricing was pretty good also. Cheers Joe and thanks again for getting water. It's much appreciated.
Thomas Bucksley - Alton Downs

Very Reliable with Excellent Service

3 years ago
We spoke to several water borer companies in and around the Rockhampton area and decided to try Joe Chadwick from Tropical Water Bores. We asked a heap of questions, mainly for our peace of mind and every question was fully explained to us. The things Joe did demonstrated the extreme high standards of Tropical Water Bore's work ethics. What work he did had to be done exactly and correctly. We found Joe's knowledge of water boring very helpful especially when the 2 bore sites that we had divined turned out to be not that great. So after some advice and suggestions from Joe, we decided to try one more time for water and BINGO, we got our water. We are extremely thankful to Joe for his advice, suggestions and persistence in obtaining water for us. After all that TWB did for us we found their overall price very for the bores that were drilled very affordable actually we were expecting the cost to be a lot more than what it was. We would not hesitate to recommend Tropical Water Bores to any
Jason & Mary Miller - Gracemere area

Owner's Response

Thank you Jason & Mary for your great review on us. It was a long couple of days but we got you the water you so needed. Hope all goes well for you guys :) Thanks again Cathy Chadwick
Business Owner. 13.11.2016

Water! Water! Water!

3 years ago
Huge thanks to Tropical Water Bores for finding water for us. We had tried several times in the past with another driller without success. Tropical Water Bores have the equipment to get the job done without any hassles. Joe is very knowledgeable about drilling and his machinery., he knows what he is doing and certainly put our minds at rest. Thanks Tropical Water Bores. We would highly recommend you to anyone looking to drill for water.
Peter and Ann Haigh - Dululu

Owner's Response

Thank you Ann & Pete for your great review on Tropical Water Bores. We are just so pleased we were able to get water for you both. Thank you again :) Cathy Chadwick
Business Owner. 13.11.2016

Water Bores—YES, we have WATER

3 years ago
YES! So happy we have a good flowing productive water bore thanks to Tropical Water Bores. I found Joe from Tropical Water Bores to be very helpful when I rang them wanting a quote and info etc with answering my questions. I was really impressed with the knowledge the driller Joe (Driller) has in regards to the drilling process and his equipment. We have previously had 2 other attempts at getting water with another water bore company but wasn't successful. Joe quoted us a price per foot, but did mention that if the drilling was good he would reduce that price and true to his word he did. I have no hesitation in recommending TROPICAL WATER BORES to anyone thinking about getting a water bore. Thanks Joe :)
Rob Sparkton - CQ - Yeppoon 4703


  • Water bore drilling
  • Stock & domestic
  • Bore clean-outs (air & poly or drilling rods)
  • Gravel & air holes (both air & mud drilling methods)
  • Test hole drilling
  • Coal exploration drilling
  • 500m chip hole capacity
  • 300–350m 4C core capacity (minimum hole deviation)
  • Extensive grouting services


  • Water bore drilling—stock & domestic bore drilling in all formations
  • Coal exploration drilling—coal exploration & drilling for active mine sites
  • Drilling rig—IRTH60 rig mounted on 113m Scania truck
  • Support unit of 1000cfm/350psi Sullair compressor & 6 x 5.5 onboard mud pump


Licensed Water Driller
Fully mine compliant equipment
Mine site trained & qualified
Registered Company Details: TWB (Qld) Pty Ltd t/a Tropical Water Bores
ACN: 121 247 005
Qld Licensed Water Driller
Drilling Certs

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About Tropical Water Bores

If you are searching for reliable drilling and exploration services in Central Queensland, Tropical Water Bores in Bondoola is the smart choice.

With more than 35 years of drilling experience, we specialise in water bores for stock, domestic, commercial and industrial purposes. Using both air and mud drilling methods, our team can can drill sand, gravel and air holes effortlessly, using either PVC or steel casing.

At Tropical Water Bores, we combine our expertise and experience with the latest equipment to provide the best possible service to our clients. Utilising our rig, compressor and grouting unit, we perform top-quality drilling and exploration services throughout Central Queensland.

As well as our modern equipment, our operations are conducted with complete safety and environmental protection in mind, adhering to the best practices in the industry. Tropical Water Bores guarantees to get the job done safely, on time and according to the highest standards.

Give our friendly team a call today.


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