For most people, there is nothing more luxurious on holidays than taking a dip in the cooling waters of a beautiful swimming pool. Of course, what’s even better is if you can retire to the comfort of a nearby sun-lounge and take in stunning panoramic views while enjoying a cocktail or a glass of wine or two. Well, the good news is that we’ve put together a collection of the most spectacular swimming pools around Australia and New Zealand for you to drool over and inspire you to start planning your next getaway. Enjoy!

InterContinetal Hayman Island Resort

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Hayman Island, The Whitsundays, QLD

Indulge in one of the many spectacular pools at InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Crystalbrook Riley

Crystalbrook Riley, Cairns, QLD

A relative newcomer to the Cairns scene, the 1000+sqm swimming lagoon & man-made beach at Crystalbrook Riley are definitely insta-worthy (as are the monthly pool parties!).

Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest, Russell, Northland, North Island

The private swimming pools at the award-winning Eagles Nest private luxury villas boast stunning views overlooking the spectacular Bay of Islands.

Bannisters Port Stephens

Bannisters Port Stephens, Soldiers Point, North Coast, NSW

Take in endless sea views in the stunning wet-edge infinity pool at Bannisters Port Stephens where the water seems to flow back into the bay and beyond.

Crystalbrook Byron, Suffolk Park, Byron Bay & Surrounds, NSW

At Crystalbrook Byron, there is nothing quite like relaxing on a daybed by the sparkling infinity pool enjoying a drink or watching the kids in the wading pool.

Spicers Hidden Vale

Spicers Peak Lodge, Maryvale, Scenic Rim, QLD

Lay around this sparkling infinity pool at Spicers Peak Lodge where you can de-stress under the clear blue sky. For some extra indulgence, there’s also an outdoor heated spa.

Beach Club

Beach Club, Hamilton Island, The Whitsundays, QLD

The only decision you’ll have to make at Beach Club Hotel is whether you’ll go for a swim in the ocean or in the beautiful heated infinity pool…it’s a hard life!

Spicers Hidden Vale

Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester, Brisbane & Surrounds, QLD

Surrounded by Australian bush, Spicers Hidden Vale offers two beautiful swimming pools that offer breathtaking views over this sprawling 12,000-acre estate.

Bannisters by the Sea

Bannisters by the Sea, Mollymook Beach, South Coast, NSW

Lounge beside this stunning solar-heated infinity pool while enjoying a wide range of classic and modern cocktails from the Bannisters Pool Bar.

Kauri Cliffs

Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay, North Island

Set on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay, the pool at Kauri Cliffs overlooks a championship golf course and boasts spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean.

Elysian Retreat

Elysian Eco Island Retreat, Long Island, The Whitsundays, QLD

To relieve stress and detoxify, Elysian Eco Island Retreat on Long Island features a gentle mineral swimming pool with gorgeous Whitsunday views.

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Image credit: Crystalbrook Riley, Crystalbrook Byron

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A lover of the finer things in life, Mat is a travel junkie who is addicted to the excitement and sense of wonder you experience when visiting a destination for the first time. His passions include music, good food and fine wine, but his epicurean tastes don't get in the way of enjoying life's simpler pleasures like gardening, bush-walking, and exciting street food flavours.