Best Free Swimming Pools

We've rounded up a bunch of great natural and man-made swimming pools in and around Brisbane where you can swim/wade/frolic and cool off in the water for free:

South Bank

South Bank has 2 pools to swim in - the  Boat Pool and for those who like to feel the sand between their toes, right next door is iconic Streets Beach...more

Settlement Lagoon

On the sea front at the base of Redcliffe's red cliffs is this tropical lagoon complete with palm-treed islands, astro turf and fenced aquativity pool along with some shady kids playgrounds...more

Orion Lagoon

Ipswich's jewel in the crown is this sprawling interconnected chain of pools of varying depths, with spray jets, slides, waterfalls and bridges and surrounded by astro turf and beach umbrellas...more

Wynnum Wading Pool

The Depression-era-built tidal pool with slippery dip and terraced stairs on Wynnum's picturesque foreshore is a top place to cool off, with bonus aquativity nearby in the form of spouting whales...more

Enoggera Dam

Surrounded by forest, Brisbane's very first water reservoir dating from the 19th century has become a popular swimming and watercraft destination for locals and has its own sandy little beach...more

Rocky Hole

Tucked away in the scenic environs of Mount Mee north of Brisbane are these gorgeous bush rock pools that make the perfect nature's swimming spot on a hot sunny day...more

Currumbin Rock Pools

One of the Gold Coast's evergreen attractions, and for good reason, the famous Currumbin Rock Pools are a series of pools set in the beautiful surrounds of Currumbin Creek in the hinterland...more

Kondalilla Falls

These stunning fresh water rock pools, surrounded by subtropical rainforest are the jewel in the crown of Kondalilla Falls National Park and well worth a day trip in combo with a bush walk...more

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