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South Australia
Your guide to the best swimming holes

South Australia is the driest State on the driest inhabited continent in the world, however there are still some remarkable swimming holes here. The following are my swims in sinkholes and ponds along the Limestone Coast, in the State's south-east, plus a compilation of the warmest public swimming pools in Adelaide, so you can still have a swim on cold days. Swimming Hole Heaven in South Australia Above: Discover swimming holes such as Little Blue Lake on swimmingholeheaven.com (Order this image)

If anyone would like to let me know about any swimming spots in South Australia that I should visit, feel free to suggest a swimming hole.
Select Your Swim:
Click on the heading of each location to find your next swimming day trip or holiday destination. Swim safe, have fun and remember that no matter how cold the water is, it's alright once you're in!
Limestone Coast (South-East South Australia):

Ewens Ponds, near Mount Gambier

Swimming Hole Heaven - Ewens Ponds This spring fed snorkelling site on Eight Mile Creek has unlimited visbility within the chain of ponds, and provides an overwhelming sensory experience floating along the connecting channels, inches above the lush and vibrant underwater vegetation…

Little Blue Lake, near Mount Gambier

Swimming Hole Heaven - Little Blue Lake, Mount Gambier Still little, but now only blue by reflection, this sinkhole near Mount Gambier has a pontoon and ladder for easy entry into the water for swimmers. Sheltered below ground level, this swim is good for hot days when the sea winds are blowing …

Piccaninnie Ponds, near Mount Gambier

Swimming Hole Heaven - Piccaninnie Ponds, Mount Gambier This spring-fed freshwater coastal pool with impressive underwater geological features is best suited to scuba divers, but also offers good snorkelling. Find out the best time of day to visit to have the best chance of high visibility in the water…
Adelaide's Warmest Swimming Pools:

Adelaide's Warmest Pools

Adelaide's Warmest Pools Looking for the warmest indoor pool near you? Here is a list of the water temperature in the warmest pool and the warmest lap pool in every public swimming pool in Adelaide. Perfect for both the squibs and for the dedicated winter swimmer…


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