Where: Budderoo National Park
Just around the corner from Carrington falls, this bushland swimming hole is perfect for a idyllic swim on a hot day
Where: Gibraltar Range National ParK
Relax in the babbling brook by Mulligan's hut. Only accessible on foot, this river has plenty of secret swim spots.
Where: Sherwood Nature Reserve
Scouts Falls little known swimming spot just north-west of Coffs Harbour, with a stunning waterfall and cool deep water.
Where: Ti-Tree Lake Aboriginal Area
Lake is a must-do during a visit to the Byron Bay area, this tea-tree-stained lake offers plenty of space for a longer swim.
Location: Leura, Blue Mountains
These spots are accessible but overlooked gems in a tucked-away corner of the Blue Mountains.
Dangar Falls is just one of the many waterfalls you’ll find along Waterfall Way, the picturesque drive between Armidale and Coffs Harbour.
Location: Morton National Park, South Coast
Lake Yarrunga is a pristine swimming spot about three hours south of Sydney in the beautiful Kangaroo Valley,
Location: Kosciuszko National Park
The Blue Waterholes of Kosciuszko National Park are a bit of a hidden gem in the park.
Location: Glenbrook, Blue Mountains National Park
Glenbrook Gorge is a tranquil swimming spot, not far from the outskirts of Sydney.
Location: Pambula, Far South Coast
Nethercote Falls features a nice long and deep pool – perfect for swimming laps!