When you think of Australia, most people think of epic beaches and untouched coastlines, and they're not wrong. We do have incredible beaches, But we’ve also got a lot more than that. Think infinity pools, crater lakes and waterfalls.
Here are, in my opinion, 5 of the best places to swim in Australia.
This is a goody, and you’ll have to put in a little effort to get to it. Zoe Falls is located on Hinchinbrook Island, an island off the coast of Northern Queensland. The island is home to a famous (and possibly our favourite) multi-day hike, the Thorsborne Trail.
At the top of Zoe Falls is an infinity pool overlooking the island, surrounding rainforest and ocean, it’s pretty darn spectacular. To visit, you’ll have to either do the Thorborne Trail (read all about that here) or do a day trip from Cardwell or Lucinda - from my quick google search, a day trip starts at around $150.
I guess I forgot to mention that the falls beneath the pool are pretty incredible too!
Check out our blog post on Zoe Falls here
josephine falls, queensland
Bitter Springs truly is somewhere special. Located in Elsey National Park, 120km south of Katherine near Mataranka, these thermal springs are epic, and have the bluest water I have ever seen.
The water flows steadily downstream meaning that you can hop in at one end and float along to the other and hop out. There is often a lot of crew doing laps on pool noodles and others with snorkels checking out the resident turtles.
Due to crocodile management and high water temperatures, the park is best visited in the Australian Winter when the temperatures of the spring are a pleasant 32 degrees.
Check out our blog post on Bitter Springs here
EDITH FALLS, NORTHERN TERRITORY
Another ripper of a spot in the northern territory. Edith Falls is in Nitmiluk (Katherine) National Park. The falls themselves are small however the hugs swimming hole located they’re located at is pretty special in the middle of the desert.
Hot tip - Stay a day or two at the campground so you can explore the upper falls and swimming holes!
G'day I'm Bec
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