The Boodalin Soak was one of the series of dams and wells sunk by explorer and Government Surveyor Charles Cooke Hunt in 1865. It was originally a native well.
It became well known to sandalwood cutters, pastoralists, travelers and prospectors and during the 1890s was part of a well-used track between York and the Goldfields that became known as Hunt’s Track.
The name for the nearby town of Bodallin is presumably a corruption of the name of the soak.
The Boodalin Soak has been restored and fenced off.