Here is where you can order the Guide to Freshwater Swimming Holes in Victoria"
for my ranked top 50 swims across Victoria. The guide is available in hard copy, as an e-book
for PCs and tablets, and as an e-book for mobile phones.
The first edition of the Guide to Freshwater Swimming Holes in Victoria
was officially launched in 2004 by the then Deputy Premier of Victoria and Minister for Water,
John Thwaites, and is now in its sixth edition. The guide book includes:
- A curated list of my top 50
swimming holes in Victoria, ranked from Number 1 to 50 across the State and in each region of Victoria.
- My justification for why each swim is special
enough to include in this book.
- Many of my favourite swims that have not been published online on swimmingholeheaven.com, including my Number 1 and Number 2 ranked swims in Victoria
and my Number 1 swim in the greater Melbourne area.
- An index of which swims in the top 50 are suitable for inexperienced swimmers
, which spots you can take your dog for a swim
and which swims have camping available
at the swimming hole.
- A look back at swimming holes lost over the 20 years since I published the first edition, due to changes in regulations in our State and National Parks that have made swimming
in the outdoors less accessible.
- No ads (unlike the online website).
How to Order
It is a condition of sale that the contents of this book are not to be sampled,
copied, modified, adapted or reused for commercial purposes without the written consent of the author.
1. Order the Hard Copy
Order the hard copy (via Paypal) for $25 (including postage and GST). The hard copy is 64 pages in full colour, A5 in size. I typically
send the orders within 1-2 days.
2. Order the e-book for tablets and desktops
Order the e-book (via Paypal) for $15 (including GST). The e-book is 64 pages at a scale suitable for most tablets.
It is for the exclusive use of the purchaser only, and as such it is branded with your name, mailing address
and email address. If you are wanting to order the guide as a gift for someone
else, it is best to order the hard copy. The e-book cannot be printed, edited, copied or distributed. The file
size is approximately 8 MB. Delivery via email usually occurs within 1-2 days.
3. Order the e-book for mobile phones
Order the e-book (via Paypal) for $15 (including GST). The e-book for mobile phones is 120 pages at a scale
suitable for most smartphones. It is for the exclusive use of the purchaser only, and as such it is branded
with your name, mailing address and email address. If you are wanting to
order the guide as a gift for someone else, it is best to order the hard copy. The e-book cannot be printed,
edited, copied or distributed. The file size is approximately 8 MB. Delivery via email usually occurs within 1-2 days.
All payments are processed securely by PayPal (to my trading name Brad's Water Balance). If you click the buy-now button, you'll be re-directed to Paypal's website and then
re-directed back to this website after your purchase.
If you are a bookshop looking to buy in bulk or place a regular order, please send me a note
via the feedback page.
Here is some written feedback from swimmers kind enough to provide it after receiving their ordered copy of the guide:
"Awesome Brad - downloaded onto the iPad and the weather looks perfect over the next few days. Thanks for getting this to me so quickly."
- DP, Melbourne VIC
"Thanks very much Brad! It's arrived and it's a great little book. Well Done! Thanks for your good work on behalf of us all."
- TG, Macedon VIC
"Thanks Brad. Enjoying it already."
- SS, Port Macquarie NSW
"Thanks mate. Received the book. Looks great! Keen to get stuck in." - LB, Melbourne VIC
"It arrived today! Thank you so much. It's such a great book. Rapt to see [swimming hole name witheld] is number one."
- SS, Melbourne VIC
"I purchased the book as a surprise gift for my mother, but as it happens she has just bought herself a copy last night too!"
- EH, Ballarat VIC (note that
we were able to quickly cancel the duplicate order).
"Your book arrived! And it is Terrific! Been looking for a book like this for ages, and this is perfect! Can't wait to get a copy for my best friend for their
birthday later in the year!"
- IJ, Melbourne VIC