Summer in Australia is synonymous with one thing, and that is swimming. The heatwave that comes with summer means scouting for where to swim in Brisbane.
There are different places where you can go swimming in the city, whether it is in the pool at the hotel where you are staying, or any free swimming pool where you can cool off from the heat. Listed below are the top swimming pools in and close to Brisbane where you can enjoy swimming free of charge, and the kids can play in the water.
Head out to South Bank where you can enjoy the cool of the renovated Boat Pool. The clean pool is open to the public all day, and presents the perfect opportunity to unwind and interact with the locals. The best part about it is that the sea beckons, and you can always stroll to the popular Streets Beach.
Another amazing place where you can go swimming in Brisbane is Settlement Lagoon. This sea-front lagoon is a tropical paradise located at the base of Redcliffe. The sheer beauty of the lagoon is in the azure waters surrounded by swaying palm trees and a colourful kids’ playground in a shaded area.
Orion Lagoon is equally inviting, and is one of the most iconic swimming pools in Brisbane. The lagoon consists of interconnected swimming pools, all of which have different depths to cater for varying categories of swimmers. Adventure seekers will enjoy the jets of spraying water and the waterfalls that make for an exciting water adventure. The beach umbrellas make for a great place to sit and relax.
If you would like a more natural setting, make sure you head to Enogerra Dam. The dam is quite popular with visitors because as Brisbane’s first ever water reservoir, it has since attracted water lovers in their numbers. Swimming in this dam, surrounded by a lush forest, certainly is the dream tropical adventures are made of. The dam is also a great destination for watercrafts. Do tag the kids along as they can play on the sandy beach that surrounds the dam.
Rocky Hole is an excellent swimming spot nestled in the picturesque setting of Mount Mee. The hole consists of scenic pools in the bush rock that makes for a perfect getaway during summer. Alternatively, make your way to the Currumbin Rock Pools where the blend of the natural pools in the verdant forested area makes it ideal for a summer destination.
If you are looking for adventure in the natural wild, make your way to the beautiful rock pools at the Kondalilla Falls in the national park. Swimming at the rock pools in this park is a double treat for nature lovers because one can always go for a bush walk to simply enjoy the serenity of the park.
One simple tip for swimming in the natural pools especially is to watch out for your own safety. If travelling with the kids, have someone to watch them to ensure their safety.