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!

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

Hayman Island, The Whitsundays, QLD

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

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Harvey House

Terrey Hills, Sydney & Northern Beaches, NSW

Walk straight into the in-ground resort-style pool at Harvey House, a luxury holiday home with 6 stylishly appointed bedrooms in Terrey Hills.

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Jackalope Hotel

Merricks North, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

The black 30-metre infinity pool overlooks the vines of Willow Creek Vineyard, creating a sense of true emergence with the natural surroundings.

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Hamilton Island, The Whitsundays, QLD

You’re spoiled for choice at this wonderful resort on Hamilton Island. There are two sparkling swimming pools to choose from, one for the morning and one for the afternoon.

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Spicers Peak Lodge

Maryvale, Scenic Rim, QLD

Lay around the sparkling infinity pool where you can de-stress under the clear blue sky. For some extra indulgence, the lodge also features an outdoor heated spa. 

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Eagles Nest

Russell, Northland, North Island

A multi-award winning estate, Eagles Nest is a world class retreat offering private luxury villas overlooking the spectacular Bay of Islands.

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Azure Noosa

Sunshine Beach, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Offering breathtaking ocean and coastal views from the infinity pool, Azure is a stunning holiday home with four spacious bedrooms in Noosa.

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Villa Palm Beach

Whale Beach, Sydney & Northern Beaches, NSW

This beautiful pool not only comes with spectacular views, it also has a shaded cabana which makes for the perfect spot for a barbecue.

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Beach Club Hotel

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 heated infinity pool…it’s a hard life!

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Orpheus Island

Orpheus Island, Great Barrier Reef, QLD

There are hundreds of reasons to visit Orpheus Island, and this stunning view from the infinity swimming pool is certainly one of them. 

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Pretty Beach House

Pretty Beach, Central Coast, NSW

Boasting incredible views of the Bouddi Peninsula, take a dip in the infinity pool to cool down after a day of exploring the region. Or, enjoy your own private plunge pool…pure bliss.

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Elysian Retreat

Long Island, The Whitsundays, QLD

To relieve stress and detoxify, Elysian Retreat features a gentle mineral swimming pool. Just another benefit of staying at this luxurious retreat on Long Island.

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Blackbird Byron

Mullumbimby Creek, Byron Bay & Surrounds, NSW

Boasting relaxing views of Cape Byron and the hinterland, Blackbird is an ideal choice for a weekend escape or romantic getaway.

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Helena Bay Lodge

Helena Bay, Northland, North Island

Catering to a maximum of five couples, Helena Bay Lodge offers a private, luxury retreat along the lovely coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

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Lizard Island

Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, QLD

Located on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is a secluded resort fringed by white beaches. Enjoy the views from the resort’s pool whilst sipping on a delicious cocktail.

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Byron at Byron Resort & Spa

Suffolk Park, Byron Bay & Surrounds, NSW

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

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The Sanctum

Park Point, Auckland & Waiheke Island, North Island

Experience utmost relaxation and seclusion at The Sanctum, a beautiful holiday retreat with two bedrooms on the island of Waiheke.

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Mt. Mulligan Lodge

Mount Mulligan, Central Queensland, QLD

Explore the beautiful natural environment of Mount Mulligan and cool down at the pool for a lazy afternoon. Warning: views will make you want to stay, forever.

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Capella Lodge

Lord Howe Island, Lord Howe Island, NSW

Gaze away at the stunning scenery and views of  Mt Gower from the spectacular swimming pool at Capella Lodge.

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Picadilly House

Coopers Shoot, Byron Bay & Surrounds, NSW

The Byron Bay Hinterland looks incredible from the breath-taking infinity swimming pool and heated spa at Picadilly House. Best of all, they’re all yours to enjoy.

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Federal, Byron Bay & Surrounds, NSW

With an 18-meter swimming pool, there is room for everyone at this beautiful Byron Hinterland home. Who can make the best splash?

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Spicers Hidden Vale

Grandchester, Brisbane & Surrounds, QLD

Picture this: country views, cooling down, cocktail in hand…life is good when you’re in a pool. 

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Split Apple Retreat

Abel Tasman, Nelson & Marlborough, South Island

Escape to Split Apple, an exclusive luxury lodge and spa retreat located on the waterfront of Abel Tasman National Park, just one hour from Nelson.

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Campbell Point House

Leopold, Geelong & Bellarine, VIC

Boasting sweeping views across the Bellarine Peninsula, Campbell Point House’s infinity pool overlooks Lake Connewarre.

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Mt Michael Lodge

Lowburn, Queenstown & Otago, South Island

The perfect couples retreat, Mt. Michael Lodge is a four-bedroom luxury bed and breakfast located in a vineyard that overlooks Lake Dunstan.

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View Retreats offers a curated collection of luxury accommodation in Australia & New Zealand. Get in touch with one of our friendly Getaway Specialists.if you require any assistance planning your getaway.

Image Credit: InterContinental Hayman Island Resort