McIvers Baths are perched on a cliff face and rock platform between Coogee Beach and Wylies Baths.This is the last remaining women's and children's only pool in Australia. The spot was used for...
Sydney's beautiful outdoor pools provide a magnificent way to relax with world-class views. Plunge into the water at the iconic North Sydney Olympic Pool, overlooking Sydney Harbour, or take an invigorating dip in one of Sydney's many stunning ocean pools.
About Outdoor Pools in Sydney
Along with its glorious coastline and famous beaches, Sydney has a superb collection of ocean pools and swimming baths. Whether you're a lap swimmer or out for a leisurely family dip, you’ll love the dazzling Sydney Harbour views or the splendid ocean panoramas from the pools.
With amazing views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, swimmers in North Sydney Olympic Pool at Milsons Point have postcard views to go with their workout. Across the sparkling harbour you can also see the Sydney Opera House. Top it off with delicious food at Ripples Milsons Point.
At the southern end of Bondi Beach, the famous Bondi Baths is a spectacular spot for a swim. The ocean pool is next to Bondi Icebergs, which has restaurants, bars and a cafe. Members of the Icebergs traditionally take a mid‐winter dip in the pool, with added ice for extra chill.
Take the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk and stop along the way at the Bronte Baths, perched right on the edge of Bronte Beach. At Coogee Beach are Wylie’s Baths and McIver's Baths, which is the only remaining women’s and children’s only ocean pool in Australia, dating back to 1886.
Near the Royal Botanic Garden and the Art Gallery of NSW is the Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool, bringing style to lap swimming. The setting is amazing, bracketed by giant Moreton Bay fig trees in The Domain and sleek navy warships moored at Garden Island.
At the most northerly of the gorgeous beaches on Sydney's coastline is Palm Beach, a popular barefoot paradise for a starry cast of celebrities. The 50-metre Palm Beach Rockpool at the southern end of the beach is suitably gorgeous too. Nearby is a park perfect for a family picnic.
You could even join Northern Beaches Tours on a guided tour and visit locations featured in the popular TV series Home and Away while you are there.