Tag Archives: Swimming holes

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Taking a dip in a natural waterhole is a quintessential Blue Mountains summer experience. Here are five of the best places to bathe in the bush. It’s hot. You’ve just been for a hike. Or maybe you just want to spend a day in the Blue Mountains doing something interesting, fun and insanely pleasurable. Time to […]

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Prepare for a steep 400m descent and an even longer (it feels) walk out from this swimming hole at Silver Cascades in Mount Victoria. Keep in mind, though, that the more arduous the walk in, the more private and peaceful your swimming experience will be. Even if it’s not swimming season, a walk to this […]

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The double reward of spectacular waterfall views and an equally impressive swimming hole make Minnehaha Falls in Katoomba a must-visit. I adore this waterfall and swimming hole, not least because of its cute name. The name actually derives from a fictional Native American woman, Minnehaha, and roughly translates to mean “waterfall”, though is often incorrectly […]

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Ingar Campground in Wentworth Falls is adjacent to a very large waterhole that attracts both the camping crowd and day-trippers. The advantage of this swimming hole is you can drive straight to the pool – no laborious walk in our out – though it is a 10-minute drive down a bumpy dirt road. Other pluses include […]

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Located at the city-side entrance to Blue Mountains National Park, Jellybean Pool in Glenbrook attracts Sydney day trippers and locals alike, making it very popular in the warmer months. Being so close to Sydney makes this pool as busy as an urban water park in summer, but a large sandbank means there’s usually enough dry […]

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