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

Most of my trips to Queensland have been to visit theme parks or the beach, so I haven't had much opportunity yet to explore swimming holes. I've included two locations in Queensland, one on the Sunshine Coast and one in the tropics, where I've experienced great freshwater swims. If anyone would like to let me know about any other swimming spots that I should visit, drop me a line via the feedback page.

Most swimming holes in far north Queensland will be closed during the wet season due to flooding or risk of crocodile attack. Reading the safety information is extremely important in this region as you could be risking your life if you don't.
Select Your Swim:
Click on the heading of each location to find your next swimming day trip or holiday destination. Swim safe, have fun and remember that no matter how cold the water is, it's alright once you're in!
South East Queensland:
Swimming Hole Heaven - Tallebudgera Creek at Harley Smith Reserve An immense, lush lawn leads down to the water's edge of this deep, chalky turquoise swimming hole in the Gold Coast Hinterland. It has the benefit of shade at the water's edge, a good flow of water, and a submersed wall of stones across the river that provide a shallow rapid… Swimming Hole Heaven - Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island Immerse yourself in the azure blue waters of this white sand oasis on the Sunshine Coast. The sparkling water is also low in pH, which makes it one of the cleanest, critter free swims in Australia that is suitable for all ages and swimming abilities…
Far North Queensland:
Swimming Hole Heaven - Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon Right in the heart of Cairns, this croc-free, constructed lagoon is a great public open space. It has a swimming pool with beach entry, lawned surrounds under the palm trees, and a splash park on the foreshore nearby…

Before you head out, make sure to read the swimming safety information. If you know of a swimming hole in Queensland that you think I would like to visit, suggest a site.

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