Local Pools + Baths to Keep You Cool This Summer!

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When the weather heats up, there’s nothing better than jumping into a pool! Here are all the local Aquatic Centres and Ocean Baths to keep you cool on hot days!

Ryde Aquatic Centre

504 Victoria Road, Ryde

  • Toddler and kids area including indoor wave pool on selected times/days and whirlpools
  • Lap pool
  • All indoors (except wave pool outside)
  • Sauna/Spas
  • Showers and toilet facilities
  • Locker hire available
  • Lots of parking (but it does fill up on busy days!)
  • Small kiosk on site
  • Open 7 days a week

For further info on lane timetables, costs and facilities visit their website.

Drummoyne Swim Centre

1P Henley Marine Drive, Drummoyne

  • Outdoor pools
  • Lap pool and small toddler/kids pool with shade
  • Open 7 days a week
  • Small kiosk onsite

For further info on lane timetables, costs and facilities visit their website.


Macquarie University Pool

Gymnasium Road, North Ryde

  • Indoor and outdoor pool
  • The indoor pool is heated
  • NO toddler or little kids pool
  • There is normally a free play lane on the edge near the ramps on the indoor pool (check lane timetable via link below)
  • Toilets, showers and kiosk all on site
  • Locker hire available
  • Parking is available nearby with pram walking access
  • Open 7 days

For further info on lane timetables, costs and facilities visit here.

Epping Aquatic Centre

Dence Park, 26 Stanley Road, Epping

  • Outdoor pool
  • Baby/toddler pool with shade
  • Showers & toilets available
  • Lockers available
  • Grass area for picnics
  • Open 7 days

For further info on lane timetables, costs and facilities visit their website.

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Olympic Blvd, Sydney Olympic Park

  • While this aquatic centre recently underwent a $16m renovation, much of it was behind the scenes and underwater so it will feel very familiar!
  • There are multiple areas for kids to enjoy – the main area has slides, tipping buckets, water fountains, bubbles, wheels and more.
  • A favourite for older kids is the whirlpool which pushes water around in a big circle.
  • You’ll also find lap pools, leisure pools, spa, sauna, toilets and showers, lockers for hire and a kiosk onsite.
  • Receive 4 hours of free parking with pool entry.
  • For further info on lane timetables, costs and facilities visit here.

Willoughby Leisure Centre

2 Small Street, Willoughby

  • 8 lane multi-purpose 25m indoor heated swimming pool which is maintained at 28°C all year round.
  • The main pool is used for multiple purposes, including lap and leisure swimming, squad programs, aqua aerobics classes and swimming lessons.
  • Slide pool: Used for swimming lessons, recovery sessions and play
  • Toddler pool: Ideal for infants and toddlers
  • Turbo pool: Equipped with benches and air jets

More info here.

Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre

Prince of Wales Drive, West Pymble, NSW 2073

  • Indoor and outdoor lap pool
  • Indoor and outdoor toddler/kids pool – outdoor has a large shade sail, indoor has a small play area
  • Sprinkler/play area that turns on automatically for around 5-10 minutes an hour and has water spurts, taps, sprinklers and other fun things for the kids! You can also turn it on yourself by placing your hand over the two poles with blue tops.
  • Free locker hire
  • Toilets and showers
  • Kiosk on site

For further info on lane timetables, costs and facilities visit here.

Lane Cove Aquatic Centre

1 Little Street, Lane Cove

  • Large indoor leisure pool
  • Teaching pool
  • 25-metre lap pool
  • Spa and sauna
  • 50m outdoor pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Cafe beside the pool

More info here.

Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre

Mary St, Lilyfield

  • 6 swimming pools including indoor heated and outdoor heated swimming, children’s pools, a dive pool and an outdoor mushroom pool
  • The Blu Aqua Kiosk has coffee, views and some healthy food options for kids.
  • There’s plenty of FREE parking next to the centre, adjacent to the Leichhardt Oval.

More info here.

Ashfield Aquatic Centre

160 Elizabeth St, Ashfield

  • Spa pool
  • Indoor toddlers pool
  • Outdoor leisure pool
  • Outdoor program pool
  • Outdoor 50m Olympic pool
  • Kiosk and Sundeck
  • Steam and Sauna room
  • Change Rooms
  • Creche

More info here


Greenwich Baths

Albert Street, Greenwich

With spectacular harbour views, a cafe and a relaxed environment, the Harbour’s pleasant waters are ideal for swimming and the facilities at Greenwich Baths cater for everyone. You may attend the Baths with one other person who lives outside your household if you are not fully vaccinated, or up to 5 people if you are all fully vaccinated. Open  7am- 5pm in September and later as the weather warms.

More info here.

Woolwich Baths

Woolwich Road (opposite Margaret Street), Woolwich

The small harbour beach at Woolwich Baths is a popular spot for families with young children. There is no entry fee and there are no COVID-related restrictions.

More info here.

Dawn Fraser Baths

Elkington Park, Fitzroy Ave, Balmain

This heritage-listed tidal saltwater pool has its own sandy beach at low tide. It recently underwent a 2-year $8 million restoration, securing the future of Australia’s oldest and most beautiful harbourside pool for generations to come.

More info here.