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Swimming Hole Heaven in Australia
Your guide to the best swimming holes


 
Swimming Hole Heaven in Australia This website is the guide to Australia's best swimming holes. As a hydrologist and swimming enthusiast I have travelled the country searching for the best swimming spots. This quest began with the guide to Freshwater Swimming Holes in Victoria, first published in 2004, and is slowly expanding to the rest of the country.
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Click on each State or Territory of Australia to find your next swimming day trip or holiday destination, or alternatively search by map. Swim safe, have fun and remember that no matter how cold the water is, it's alright once you're in! Freshwater Swimming Holes in Victoria This is my comprehensive compilation of swimming holes in both Melbourne and regional Victoria, including my top 50 swimming holes from across the State. Whether you live in Victoria or are travelling here on holidays, make the most of your time with this guide… Swimming Hole Heaven in NSW This includes several swimming holes in southern NSW along the coast and along the River Murray, as well as the warmest public swimming pools in Sydney and Canberra for when it's too cold to swim outdoors…
Swimming Hole Heaven in the Northern Territory Here are some genuinely world class swimming holes in and around Darwin, and in Litchfield National Park. My views on swimming in the Top End were recently featured in Virgin Australia's Voyeur Magazine… Swimming Hole Heaven in Queensland Here is a convenient, man-made (but croc free) swimming lagoon in the heart of Cairns and an amazing freshwater lens on the world's largest island of sand, Fraser Island. Looking to head back to Queensland soon to expand this list… Adelaide's Warmest Pools Looking for the warmest indoor pool near you? Here is a list of the water temperature in the warmest pool and the warmest lap pool in every public swimming pool in Adelaide. You may wish to bookmark this list if you're a dedicated winter swimmer (or if you're a squib)… Perth's Warmest Pools Looking for the warmest indoor pool near you? Here is a list of the water temperature in the warmest pool and the warmest lap pool in every public swimming pool in Perth. You may wish to bookmark this list if you're a dedicated winter swimmer (or if you're a squib)… Hobart's Warmest Pools Looking for the warmest indoor pool near you? Here is a list of the water temperature in the warmest pool and the warmest lap pool in every public swimming pool in Hobart. You may wish to bookmark this list if you're a dedicated winter swimmer (or if you're a squib)…

Each swimming spot includes a link to swimming safety information. Please make sure you read that information before you head out, particularly if you are an inexperienced swimmer.

I'm always interested in hearing about and visiting new swimming holes, so feel free to share them with me and suggest a swim. Waterfall Seasons in Australia My companion website Waterfall Seasons in Australia - The Waterfall Guide lists all of the waterfalls that I have visited during my search for swimming holes. You can swim at some of them, but most are just for viewing and admiring. Great for a day trip when it's too chilly to get into the water. Ankle Deep Water - Splash Parks, Shallow Beaches, Lakes and Streams My companion website Ankle Deep Water lists shallow water recreation areas that I have come across during my search for swimming holes. These are for splashing rather than swimming and most are suitable for kids (under supervision), so they can be a great option if you have a young family or want to cool down without fully committing to a swim.

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