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For your guide to the best swimming in the outdoors, start your search here at Swimming Hole Heaven®. Currently available for Australia, Fiji and New Zealand. As a hydrologist and swimming enthusiast I have travelled the world searching for the best swimming spots. This quest began with the guide to Freshwater Swimming Holes in Victoria in my home State in Australia, which was first published in 2004. Swimming Hole Heaven verification Above: Discover swimming holes such as Nimmo Bridge on swimmingholeheaven.com (Order this image)

The online guide is slowly expanding and now covers over 120 swimming holes in three countries, including dozens of video guides. Unlike other swimming hole lists, this site involves all primary research, with all swimming holes personally vetted by me, by getting into the water.
Select A Country For Your Swim:
Click on each country below to find your next swimming trip or holiday destination, or alternatively search by map or by my list of lists. Swim safe, have fun and remember that no matter how cold the water is, it's alright once you're in!


Swimming Hole Heaven in Australia This is my compilation of well over 100 swimming holes across Australia that I have swum in and reviewed. If you are heading around the country or just looking for a swim close to home, you will want to bookmark these spots…


Swimming Hole Heaven in Fiji Fiji is well known for its beaches and coral islands, but its lesser known inland swimming holes offer some unique experiences that will add variety to your holiday. Here are two freshwater swimming spots on the main island, including a hot spring and a waterfall…

New Zealand

Swimming Hole Heaven in New Zealand New Zealand offers some spectacular summer swims, as well as several hot springs for swimming in the outdoors all year round. It is one of the few places in the world with a myriad of pristine streams with excellent water quality for swimming…

Each swimming spot includes a link to swimming safety information. Please make sure you read that information before you head out, particularly if you are an inexperienced swimmer. Some of my suggested swimming hole equipment could make your bush swims safer and more enjoyable.
Featured content:
Not sure what you're looking for? You can also access featured content on swimmingholeheaven.com by clicking or tapping on the pictures in the following slide show. I'm always interested in hearing about and visiting new swimming holes around the world, so feel free to share them with me and suggest a swim.

Too cold for a swim? Visit a waterfall

Waterfall Seasons - The Waterfall Guide You can find all of the waterfalls that I have visited during my search for swimming holes on my companion website Waterfall Seasons - The Waterfall Guide. You can swim at some of them, but most are just for viewing and admiring. Great for a day trip when it's too chilly to get into the water or you just want to stay dry.

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