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Places We Swim

Places We Swim is a travel guide to the Australia’s best beaches, pools, waterfalls, lakes, hot springs and gorges. The book brings a mix of nostalgia and discovery in its exploration of our vast landscapes, the people that experience them, and the culture that is shaped by them.

Exhaustively researched, Places We Swim includes vital travel information like how to get there, what to bring, and best nearby food and sites.

From lap pools to ocean pools, rockpools to hot springs, Places We Swim covers the breadth of Australia, bringing you the 60 best places to swim, dive, jump, paddle and float around the country. You'll discover just what makes each swimming spot unique, learn the best time to go, gain some useful local knowledge and find out the best things to see and do in the area. With destinations ranging from the neighbourhood city pool to remote outback waterfalls, this book is a celebration of not just these magnificent swimming spots, but of the diverse landscapes and communities that make up Australia.

Photography by: Dillon Seitchik-Reardon, Remy Gerega, Aquabumps (Eugene Tan), Nikki To, Alex Kydd, Jackson Groves, and Kate Berry.