Freshwater Swimming Holes in Australia
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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. I have personally swum in all of these swimming holes to verify swimming conditions.
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Click on each State or Territory of Australia 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! 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… 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…
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… 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… 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)… 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)… 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)… My companion website Waterfall Seasons of Australia 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. 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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