This summer has seen an onslaught of heatwaves all over the country, lasting longer than what is considered normal.

What better time is there to seek out the best swimming spots around Australia? Booking.com has offered up some fantastic spots to cool off and escape the heat.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Starting from the top, you’ll find the breathtaking Kakadu National Park in the Bamurra Plains. The relaxing infinity pool is the perfect spot to take in the exotic surrounds and enjoy the native wildlife.

QUEENSLAND

Lizard island resort in Cairns is situated right on the Great Barrier reef surround by beaches. With it’s own freshwater pool and amazing restaurant it is ideally set up for you to relax and enjoy the summer.

Also in Queensland, the Orpheus Island Resort offers several water activities including snorkeling, diving and fishing or you can choose to just relax by the pool.

Heading further south you will find the Koonyum Range Retreat in the Byron Bay Hinterlands. With Byron Bay already being a well-known summer hot spot, why not detour a little away from the crowds and enjoy the peace and quiet with views of rolling hills and the ocean beyond.

NSW

For those wanting to cool off whilst enjoying the iconic landmarks of Sydney, the Holiday Inn in Old Sydney offers a rooftop pool overlooking the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

If excitement is more of what you’re after then the Astral Tower Residences at The Star, Sydney will allow you the opportunity to cool off in style with Astral Tower and residences at The Star, Sydney offering a glamourous pool with The Star Casino right at your doorstep as well as many fantastic restaurants and dessert bars.

VICTORIA

2.5 hours North of Melbourne you will find the Discover Parks Maidens Inn, Moama. This exciting new water park offers a swimming pool and kids playgroud, as well as fully-equipped cabin accommodation with air conditioning! Which makes this a perfect family summer getaway.

If you are wanting to take in the best of Melbourne with it’s mesmerizing city lights whilst relaxing in the pool then check out the Crown Metropol, with easy access to the highly entertaining Crown Casino.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Looking for a great family holiday? Why not head to the Discovery Parks in the Barossa Valley, Tanunda. Discovery Parks offers an outdoor pool, conference facilities, a super fun inflatable trampoline and a brand new water park!

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Finally, with incredible views over Bunker Bay from it’s infinity pool, Pullman Resort is the perfect place to soak up the summer rays whilst keeping cool and relaxed.

For more information go to booking.com

Autumn is fresh out of university with a passion for travel and music. Growing up in both Thailand and Australia she is always keen to try new things and experience new places and cultures. Her background in a country that is rich in culture and amazing food and scenery has fostered a desire to seek out local hotspots in any place she goes to in order to truly experience the local highlights of the area. Currently based on the Gold coast, she is enjoying time with family whilst seeking out new adventures and opportunities.

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