Only an hour north of Sydney's centre, Somersby Falls feels like a world away from the chaos of the concrete jungle. There is a grassy picnic area with BBQ's, making it a great spot to have a day-getaway from the city with friends and parking is available for a small fee. From concrete to creek, the Somersby walking track lead us down a railed stairway under the treetops into an unexpected oasis that is seemingly straight out of Disney's 'The Jungle Book'. Slabs of tiered rock and a valley littered with moss-covered boulders makes for... Read More
The early bird catches the worm here at the Coalcliff Rock Pools. With the sun rising over the ocean, the surrounding costal- eroded cliff face turns to gold in the morning rays. Salt spray falling back to the ocean looks like glitter, making it a local hotspot to start the day with some early morning laps. Toilet & shower facilities nearby, Read More
Bring your sunhat, water bottle and supplies for this little excursion across golden sandy beaches to the hollow hideaway that awaits at Timber Beach. About an hour south of Newcastle, a short trek across Moonee, Little & Ghosties Beach fronts will reward with the perfect shaded cavity to escape the hot sun with cool, clear ocean waters to dip in. This little Read More
An early morning dip in Angourie's Ocean Pool is an incredibly invigorating way to start the day if you are lucky enough to be in the area for sunrise. Public toilets, cold shower and a grassy picnic area on-site make it a great place to spend the day at. From the carpark, a paved-pat... Read More
Dingo beach is out on West Cape Howe in the deep south of Western Australia. You'll need a 4 x 4 to rattle down the approx 15-20 min off road track. Considering the size of some beaches in WA, Dingo's is relatively... Read More
About 12kms inland from Currumbin, Queensland, are the well known Currumbin Rock Pools. With a grassy picnic and BBQ area as well as toilet facilities, this spot caters to young and old with easy access to the water from a bank that you can slowly wade into. A popular spot to spend the day at, the water catches the late morning sunshine well into the afternoon. Not to worry if... Read More
A 30 minute drive inland from Bellingen Shire winds up and into mountain terrain to Dangar Falls, an impressive sight to behold. The drive alone is one of adventure and wonder as it takes you through the ancient Dorrigo National Forest. Just north of Dorrigo, this scenic beauty had us.. Read More
Yallingup Lagoon (otherwise known as Yal's Lagoon) is a spectacular natural swimming hole fringed by beautiful clean beach at the foot of a short set of stairs from Yallingup carpark. Read More
Here's a historic little swim spot on the East coast of Australia.
Amazing views & super clean water....an epic way to take in Sydney Harbour.
Here's a snippet on the history of the pool by the North Sydney Council. Spoken by a family member of the founder...
Austin is wonderful, but it's hot as hell in the summer. The 10 best Central Texas swimming holes help you beat the heat once the summer hits. Read More