This is no joke, temps are going to be sky high this weekend with Saturday tipped to be as high as 36° in the west. So with time officially arriving to strip off your trackies Magic Mike style, here's our Top 5 Sydney Pools to get your summer vibes kick started.
5. MURRAY ROSE POOL (Double Bay)
Just off Point Piper in Double Bay, this cute little spot segregated by a half oval boardwalk is the perfect hideaway to start a warm spring morning with a swim, takeaway coffee from the cafe nearby or just a stroll along the sand. You do want to get there early if you want a spot to spend the day though, this fills up REAL fast!
4. FRESHWATER BEACH (Manly)
As much as a day on Bondi Beach makes us feel Aussie AF, the 48,478 locals and tourists that arrive as soon as it gets hot enough to justify wearing boardies, can be a bit much. So instead, pack up the fam and head over to Freshwater. Tightly wedged between two headlands it's just a walk away from the centre of Manly and instantly looks like the ultimate Australian Tourism commercial. The headland blocks out the wind gusts and provides consistent waves thanks to the sandbanks which actually, Fun Fact Time™, made it the birthplace of surfing in Australia in 1915. See you learn stuff every day. But seriously, this beach is perf.
3. MERMAID POOLS (Wollondilly)
But if beach life isn't your style, maybe the idea of switching off your phone, getting in touch with nature and walking until your knees give out is your go. About an hour and a half drive from the city is the most picturesque spring water pool, complete with a waterfall worthy of a Mount Franklin bottle.
It's a 1.5 hour return hike, but if you're feeling that fitspo, no phone service, #instasweatsesh vibe. This is for you.
2. CABLES WATER PARK (Penrith)
Three words. BIG. ASS. WATERPARK. At least I think waterpark is one word. If you want to get your wakeboarding on Bachelor style, Cables has got you covered.
All equipment is included in the price for kneeboarding, wakeboarding, skis, helmet and so on and no matter what your skill level is at, the instructors can cater to you. As for the kids, there's a whole world of giant jumping pillows, inflatables and water fun to be had. And as the sun goes down you can sit back with the on site barbie or grab a coffee from the Cafe. Pretty sweet.
1. RESOLUTE BEACH (Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park)
Finally, the most perfect hidden secret of all Sydney beaches. Resolute Beach. Out past Terrey Hills and Morning Bay at the tip of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, is a place all Sydneysiders need to see at least once in their time here. You have to work for it with an 8km nature walk, but once you reach the clearing, never a more picturesque view of emerald green sea, boats on the water and quiet, isolated serenity can be found anywhere else in the city. It's truely a hidden gem that needs to be seen to appreciate at its fullest.