Here's 7 of the best bush pools and swimming holes around Brisbane
Cedar Creek Falls is one of Mount Tamborine'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
In Brisbane it's a case of summertime and the living is easy, provided you have a swimming pool. But for the majority of Brisbane residents who are without
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 – is 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, a grand state of the art swimming and 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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