Here's 7 of the best bush pools and swimming holes around Brisbane
One of Tamborine Mountain's most popular tourist attractions with stunning views over the open canyon, waterfall and rock pools
Bunya Riverside Reserve, also known as Bunya Crossing, has a deep waterhole which is perfect for swimming, kayaking, canoeing and fishing
Some great natural and man-made swimming pools in and around Brisbane where you can swim/wade/frolic for free
Orion Lagoon is the sparkling blue jewel in the crown of Robelle Domain, Springfield city’s green heart and one of Ipswich’s showcase parklands
Enoggera Dam, Brisbane’s heritage-listed water reservoir dating from 1866, is The Gap’s bush water playground and one of Walkabout Creek’s leading attractions.
Rocky Hole is an idyllic series of bush rock pools in the Mt Mee section of D’Aguilar National Park, that makes a great natural swimming spot on a hot summer’s day
One of the Gold Coast's best-kept secrets, the Currumbin Rock Pools can be found in the picturesque Currumbin Valley
A favourite southside haunt on a hot day is Hibiscus swimming pool located in the Hibiscus Sports Complex at Upper Mt Gravatt.
Griffith University Aquatic Centre is one of the southside's best kept secrets. Located in beautiful bush surrounds at Mt Gravatt Campus, this peaceful public pool appeals to all ages – not just uni students.
The sporting legacy of the 1982 Commonwealth Games is still going strong as the Sleeman Sports Complex
The Centenary Pool complex was built to commemorate the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and until 1980 was Brisbane’s principal aquatic sports centre
This swimming complex is one of those rare commodities encompassing swimming pools and a small water park under the one open roof.
With up-to-the-minute facilities and fringed by a grove of statuesque gum trees, newly built Colmslie Pool is a fantastic all year amenity for children and adults alike.
Nestled on the foreshore next to the Manly Marina, Manly Pool is a bright little patch of blue comprising a 25 m covered pool with access ramp, a toddler pool, slide and a kiosk.
This fantastic family friendly pool complex and playground features giant Joan Miro-esque water sculptures dotted in and round the kids’ pools.

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