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Freshwater Swimming Holes in Victoria

Freshwater Swimming Holes in Victoria - Order the Book The first edition of the Guide to Freshwater Swimming Holes in Victoria was officially launched in 2004 by the then Deputy Premier of Victoria and Minister for Water, John Thwaites, and is now in its fourth edition. The offline guide includes:

- A curated list of my top 50 swimming holes in Victoria, ranked from Number 1 to 50 across the State and in each region of Victoria

- For those swims from my top 50 that I have published online, the offline guide includes additional information for swimmers, including conditions under your feet, minimum recommended swimming proficiency required, public facilities, and prohibitions including whether you can bring your dog.

- Numerous swims from my top 50 that I have not published online, including my Number 1 and Number 2 ranked swims in Victoria, and my Number 1 swim in the greater Melbourne area.

- An index of which swims in the top 50 are suitable for inexperienced swimmers, which spots you can take your dog for a swim, and which swims have camping available at the swimming hole.

- A look back at swimming holes lost over the 15 years since I published the first edition, due to changes in regulations in our State and National Parks.

Every swimming hole that I have selected is unique and has its own story. Take it with you on your travels and enjoy swimming through each page for years to come.
How to Order
The book is a great gift idea for anyone interested in swimming, the outdoors, or travelling in Victoria, Australia. All payments are processed securely by PayPal. If you click the buy-now button, you'll be re-directed to Paypal's website and then re-directed back to this website after your purchase.

Note that it is a condition of sale that the contents of this book are not to be sampled, copied, modified, adapted or reused for commercial purposes without the written consent of the author.

Order the hard copy for $20 plus postage ($3) (GST free). The hard copy is full colour A5 in size. I typically send the orders within around 48 hours.


Order the e-book for $14 (GST free). The e-book is in two column pdf format at a scale suitable for most tablets. It is for the exclusive use of the purchaser only, and as such it is branded with your name, mailing address and email address to discourage re-distribution. If you are wanting to order the guide as a gift for someone else, it is best to order the hard copy. The e-book cannot be printed, edited, copied or distributed. The file size is approximately 7 MB. Delivery via email usually occurs within 48 hours.


Order the e-book for $14 (GST free). The e-book for mobile phones is in single column pdf format at a scale suitable for most smartphones. It is for the exclusive use of the purchaser only, and as such it is branded with your name, mailing address and email address to discourage re-distribution. If you are wanting to order the guide as a gift for someone else, it is best to order the hard copy. The e-book cannot be printed, edited, copied or distributed. The file size is approximately 7 MB. Delivery via email usually occurs within 48 hours.


A few people have asked whether they can pay by cheque instead of PayPal and the answer is yes. It's not as quick as PayPal, but I'm more than happy to do it. Send me a note via the feedback page and I will let you know where to send the cheque to.

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