Fancy a dip at in a rock pool on the South Coast of NSW? Or in a waterhole in the Blue Mountains? Or at one of the beaches in Sydney Harbour? Wild Swimming Sydney Australia has it covered, with around 250 rock pools, beaches, rivers and waterholes from up north around Newcastle, down south to Jervis Bay and the Southern Highlands, and out west to the Blue Mountains (both north and south).
Authors Sally Tertini and Steve Pollard have done a lot of research – the swimming spots are listed by location, with plenty of inspiring photos and information. The walk-in distance (and difficulty), for example, is included for each spot if you’re after a good walk with a swim at the end. If, however, you’re looking for something in particular – a place for a picnic, somewhere with style or even a spot for some skinny dipping – there’s a section at the front with a list of the best spots for these requirements and more.
There’s also helpful information about what to take with you, swimming with your kids and etiquette (environmental and social) at the front of the book, and it’s important to note the safety tips – rips, jumping safety, bush safety and more – at the back. A good guide to some old favourites and some new spots to check out.