Summer’s just around the corner, so head to your nearest outdoor swimming pool, take a dip and soak in the rays!
With summer quickly approaching, we thought it was time to shine a light on some of the best outdoor swimming pools in the country.
These best outdoor swimming pools are seriously fun, so grab your pool noodles and pack the kids in the car, but don’t forget the sunscreen!
Waterworld Aquatic Centre, Ridgehaven
Waterworld is hands down the best outdoor swimming pool in South Australia.
This place boasts a café-quality kiosk, selling everything from hotdogs to healthy wraps to the best poolside coffee you’ll ever taste.
When it comes to the facilities, the centre has three pools: a 50-metre lap pool, a learner’s pool and a toddler’s pool and splash pad.
It also has three waterslides for those interested in a more extreme aquatic experience!
George Bolton Swimming Centre, Hazelwood Park
This pool is situated smack bang in the middle of Hazelwood Park, making it the prettiest swimming centre in the state.
It features a 50-metre lap pool, a learner’s pool and toddler’s pool and splash pad, as well as a spa and steam room – perfect for unwinding after a long day at work.
If you find yourself craving a coffee, Hazel’s Poolside Café will sort you out!
Beatty Park Leisure Centre, North Perth
Only a short drive from the CBD, Beatty Leisure Centre features two outdoor swimming pools (one 50-metre and one 30-metre), one indoor 25-metre pool and an indoor heated leisure pool.
Patrons can also enjoy a water playground, water slides, a sauna and a spa!
Best of all, Beatty Park recently underwent a $17 million upgrade, making it one of the premier swimming facilities in the country!
Kalamunda Waterpark, Kalamunda
Kalamunda Waterpark is perfect if you’re after a nice day out with the family.
Facilities include a 50-metre outdoor lap pool, two kid’s pools, a play pool and waterslides.
They also provide a BBQ area and a kiosk, so you can make a day of it and enjoy lunch while watching the kids splash around.
The waterslides are easily the highlight, with one zig-zag slide and a scary corkscrew slide that will keep the kids entertained for hours!
Streets Beach, South Bank
If you’re close to the Parklands, Streets Beach is an absolute must-visit.
Australia’s only inner-city man-made beach is completely free to use and has lifeguards patrolling at certain times throughout the day.
The pool is surrounded by white, sandy beaches and sub-tropical plants, making it the perfect afternoon getaway location.
Wynnum Wading Pool
The Wynnum Wading Pool opened in 1932, and since then it’s been a favourite destination for a family day out.
The pool is separated from Moreton Bay by a concrete wall, with three mesh-covered pipes allowing sea water to flow in at high tide.
At low tide, a pair of floodgates shut to prevent the water level from dropping.
The pool also features a small slide, making it perfect for the younger kids.
Harold Holt Swim Centre, Glen Iris
A $13.3 million redevelopment has resulted in the Harold Holt Swim Centre becoming one of Melbourne’s premier swimming holes.
The centre boasts a 50-metre outdoor lap pool as well as a 25-metre indoor pool, a learner’s pool, a leisure pool with water features and a toddler’s play pool. The centre also has a sauna and hydrotherapy pool.
Head there by yourself and swim a few laps, or take the kids and make a day of it.
Carlton Baths, Carlton
The Carlton Baths is the perfect swimming centre if you’re looking to cool off on a hot day.
The Baths features a 25-metre lap pool and a heated toddler pool with an aqua playground, slide and pool jets.
The centre also has an inflatable pool gym that goes in the water in the January school holidays. There are several rules associated with this, so make sure you enquire at reception as to whether your children are old enough and confident enough to enjoy it.
Icebergs is easily one of the best known attractions in Sydney – it’s been around for nearly 100 years and is the best place to take in the spectacular views of Bondi Beach.
It’s also one of the only licensed swimming pools in the world, and serves a variety of reasonably priced poolside meals.
No trip to Sydney is complete without stopping by Icebergs!
The North Sydney Pool, Milson’s Point
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a world-renowned landmark – can you imagine doing laps directly underneath it?
Luckily, you don’t have to! The North Sydney Pool offers you the opportunity to gaze at the bridge while you swim.
The centre also includes a café and restaurant, meaning you can spend the entire day enjoying the views!
There you have it – the best outdoor swimming pools in the country. Have we missed any that you think should have the list? Let us know in the comments!
Get set for summer!
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