Ten of Australia’s Best Swimming Pools | The new newspaper


At the height of a sweltering summer, the idea of ​​diving into a cool pool is heavenly.

Here we’ve rounded up 10 of Australia’s best swimming pools. Glamorous, innovative or popular, they are always inviting.

Pool lovers take note: If you’re reading this, you’ll want to hop into your swimsuit and head to the nearest pool for a dip.

Eastern Beach Reserve, Geelong, Vic

Eastern Beach foreshore, Geelong

Sun worshipers flock to Geelong’s Eastern Beach Reserve on warm days. The shark-resistant sea pool is a popular place to cool off, while the picnic tables, playgrounds and sloping lawns also make it a great place for a gathering.

Built in the 1930s, the sea bath is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer months.

Park Hyatt, Sydney, NSW

Park Hyatt, Sydney.

Located in the Sydney Opera House, this luxurious rooftop pool and spa offers stunning views of Sydney Harbour.

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It is open all year round and heated during the autumn and winter months.

The Hawthorn, Melbourne, Vic

Suspended 25 meters above ground level, this glass-bottomed pool at The Hawthorn apartment complex allows bathers to see people strolling in the gardens below.

The sky pool was completed in 2020 and took a team of engineers and builders seven months to create.

Andrew (Boy) Charlton Swimming Pool, Sydney, NSW

Andrew (boy) Charlton Pool, Sydney.

You will not find another public swimming pool like this. Overlooking Sydney Harbour, the Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool is a wonderful place to refresh and unwind.

The pool is named after one of Australia’s greatest swimmers, Andrew “Boy” Charlton. He famously won a race there in 1924, setting an Australian record.

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Calile Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland

The Calile Brisbane
The Calile Hotel, Brisbane.

The Calile Hotel has a distinct Palm Springs vibe that sets the tone for a very laid-back day.

Settle into a daybed at this Fortitude Valley hotel and enjoy a relaxing day in style.

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Hayman Island, Qld

Stay in one of the pool access suites at the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort and you’ll be swimming to the pool every day.

At seven times the Olympic size, this pool is ideal for swimming, catamaran sailing and windsurfing.

The Langham, Melbourne, Vic

The Langham, Melbourne

Swimmers have a great view from the 10-storey rooftop of the Langham in Melbourne.

The hotel’s location on the Southbank offers views of iconic Melbourne landmarks such as Flinder’s Street Station and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

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Peninsula Hot Springs, Fingal, Vic

Peninsula Hot Springs

Located on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, these hot springs are fed by geothermal mineral water that flows 637 meters underground.

The outdoor pools are cleverly integrated into the native coastal landscape and include everything from cold plunge pools to amphitheater baths.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Alice Springs, NT

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Alice Springs.

With outside temperatures regularly rising above 40 degrees in Alice, this outdoor pool is the place to be.

The hotel’s resident peacock, Andrew, watches over the pool and surrounding gardens.

Skye Suites, Sydney, NSW

Skye Suites, Sydney.

Located atop the 20-story Skye Suites condo tower, this infinity edge pool offers breathtaking views.

The pool and building were designed by world-renowned Japanese-Australian architect Koichi Takada.


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