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

Swimming Hole Heaven in Sydney If you are stuck in Sydney on a hot day, try a swim at one of the many ocean rockpools along the northern and southern beaches. Even better, head out to one of the many green spaces surrounding Sydney, including the Blue Mountains and the major national parks to the north and south of the city. The best time of year for swimming in the outdoors in this region is roughly from September to April, when the weather is at its warmest and days above 30 degrees are possible. Peak swimming conditions occur in summer and early Autumn from December to March, however note that it can also rain heavily and more often in these months (particularly Feb/Mar), so check the weather forecast before heading out.
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Click on the heading of each location 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! Swimming Hole Heaven - Bondi Baths This is the most famous ocean pool in Australia, located next to Sydney's most famous surf beach. A pilgramage for some swimmers, and a social club for dedicated long-term members. The views are fantastic, but is it really Sydney's best ocean pool? … Swimming Hole Heaven - Bronte Baths This ocean rock pool is bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and sandstone cliffs that hover over the pool on the other. Less well known than the more popular ocean pool immediately to the north (Bondi), this pool is more picturesque and less crowded… Swimming Hole Heaven - Jellybean Pool, Blue Mountains The Jellybean Pool on the eastern edge of the Blue Mountains, not far from Penrith, has a large sand bank that forms a jellybean shaped pool in Glenbrook Creek. The pool is nestled in a sandstone gorge in bush surrounds, and if you beat everyone else to the little car park, it's close to your car too… Sydney'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 Sydney. Perfect for both the squibs and for the dedicated winter swimmer…

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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. Freshwater Swimming Holes in Victoria After more than a decade of research, here are my top 50 swimming holes in Victoria. Make the most of your holiday when you head south of the border, including some swims that are within easy reach of southern NSW. Waterfall Seasons - The Waterfall Guide My companion website Waterfall Seasons - 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 play areas that I have come across during my search for swimming holes. These are for splashing rather than swimming and most are suitable for toddlers (under supervision), so they can be a great option if you have a young family.

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